Newton County Historical Society's Newsletter

"The Newcomer"

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A Bit of history about "The Newcomer"
The first edition was published in 1994, and continued in that format through 1996. Published quarterly by the Newton County Historical Society, and mailed free to society members. The name Newcomer was chosen by the members because of the fact that Newton County is the youngest county in the State of Indiana. In 1999, the Newcomer was revived and continues on today. The issue dates are based upon the seasons, following Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Our members are all volunteer and have busy lives and involvement in many other extra-curricular activities, so a few issues were combined, or possibly not published.
The Table of Contents below is a complete list of published newsletters.
The links on this table will take you to the Index of that edition, and there you will find a link to the pdf of the issue.
Thanks to Darlene Truby for her time spent indexing our newsletter.
 
We welcome input from the public and our members in regards to photographs and articles. Contact us at 219-474-6944 or email at newtonhs@ffni.com with your ideas.

The Newcomer Table of Contents

Year Issues
1994 April, August, December
1995 April, August, Autumn
1996 Winter, Spring
1999 Fall
2000 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
2001 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
2002 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
2003 Winter, Spring, Summer (No Fall edition)
2004 Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall
2005 Winter/Spring, Summer/Fall
2006 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
2007 Winter, Spring Summer/Fall
2008 Winter, Spring, Summer/Fall
2009 Winter, Spring  Summer (No Fall)
2010 Winter, Spring/Summer/Fall
2011 Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall
2012 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
2013 Winter/Spring; Summer; Fall
2014 Winter; Spring/Summer; Fall
2015 Winter; Spring/Summer/Fall
2016 Winter; (Only edition)
2017 Winter; Spring;

Index for "The Newcomer"

NAME OF ARTICLE

Date of Newcomer

Page #

Country Church Celebrates 125 Years

April 1994

1

Order of Easter Star Celebrates 100 Years

April 1994

1

Frederick Raymond Otis Obituary

April 1994

2

Sell Cemetery Index

April 1994

3

Family History Division To Publish Cemetery Index

April 1994

3

Death On The Rail - Goodland, Indiana

April 1994

4

Telephone System of the Otis Ranch

August 1994

1

Oil Struck At Thayer

August 1994

1

A New Town In Newton-Tripoli

August 1994

1

Indians Never Forget A Kindness

August 1994

2

The Kentland Reduction Plant

August 1994

2

Newton County Barracks #219

August 1994

3

Brook Tribute

August 1994

3

A Look Back - 1944

December 1994

1

Certificate of Election of Trustees McClellan Twp. Cemetery - 1887

December 1994

1

The East-West Trail South of The Iroquois River

December 1994

2

Lawyers Organize Bar Association-Judge Darroch Named at Banquet as President of Organization

December 1994

5

 

NAME OF ARTICLE

Date of Newcomer

Page #

Colfax School

April 1995

1

Home of George Ade To Receive Beautiful New Decorations - May 11, 1917

April 1995

2

Early Years as A Telephone Operator

April 1995

3

Research Tips by Donna Ekstrom

April 1995

3

1906 Memoir Tells Pioneer Life, October 1906

August 1995

1

Historical Society Notes

August 1995

2

Brook's Remarkable W.W. II Contribution

August 1995

2

Work Begins on Ade Restoration, 1995

August 1995

3

Goodland's Lost Park

August 1995

3

Ned Barker Remembers Beaver Lake

Autumn 1995

1

From the Legend of Grape Island - "Thanksgiving" by Will W. Pfrimmer

Autumn 1995

2

Historical Society Notes: Updates and Information

Autumn 1995

4

Zachariah Spitler Obituary

Autumn 1995

4

The Day 60,000 Neighbors Dropped By - 1938

Autumn 1995

5


NAME OF ARTICLE

Date of Newcomer

Page #

Winter on the Prairie

Winter 1996

1

Family History Division Updates

Winter 1996

3

Horace Irvin Obituary

Winter 1996

3

Harry Irvin Obituary

Winter 1996

3

Kentland's First Motorcar - Business card of Wildasin

Winter 1996

3

Relatives of County War Dead Sought for Memorial Dedication, 1996

Winter 1996

5

Correspondence From Readers

Winter 1996

5

The Passing of the 1861 Courthouse

Spring 1996

1

Family History Division – Focus on Families - Charles Swanson - Swedish Settlement

Spring 1996

3

Society Notes - McCray Scholar

Spring 1996

3

NAME OF ARTICLE Original Copies Unavailable - View PDF of Fall 1999

Date of Newcomer

Page #

George Ade's Fables In Slang Took the Country By Storm-Close of Century Marks Centennial of Literary Event

Fall 1999

1

President's Corner - Scott Lucas Museum

Fall 1999

2

Historical Society's Window Displays

Fall 1999

3

New Officers Elected

Fall 1999

3

Courthouse Research

Fall 1999

3

Focus on Families - Russell Family of Washington Township

Fall 1999

4

Picture of James and Mary (Murphey) Russell

Fall 1999

4

Discovering the Magic of the Internet-An Internet Success Story

Fall 1999

5

Web Site Directory

Fall 1999

5

Hershman's Hardware – More Than Just A Local Meeting House Since 1895

Fall 1999

6

Photo of Safe Used at Hershman Hardware

Fall 1999

6

Local Library Research Resources

Fall 1999

6

Family History Division Update-Cemetery Books

Fall 1999

6

A Collection of A Lifetime - Photos of Howard Kessler of Morocco's Tools

Fall 1999

7

Pioneer Life-Excerpts from T.H. Ball's Northwestern Indiana 1800-1900

Fall 1999

7

Pete Sauer Benefit-John Yost's Show Staged In Kentland For One Night Only

Fall 1999

7

Collector's Corner-Keystone Moviegraph owned by Howard Kessler Photo

Fall 1999

8

Resource Center - update on web site

Fall 1999

8

Picture of Unknown Tool

Fall 1999

8

 

NAME OF ARTICLE Originals Sold Out View PDF Winter 2000

Date of Newcomer

Page #

Ledger of Grave's General Store of Morocco Reveals Much History

Winter 2000

1

Photo of Ladies of the G.A.R., 1890's

Winter 2000

1

President's Corner

Winter 2000

2

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller?

Winter 2000

2

patriotism Displayed by Graves Family Motivated Many Community Members

Winter 2000

2

Newton County Citizens Contribute Their History to Oral History Project

Winter 2000

3

Pages of the Past - Excerpts from the winter of 1886 Kentland Gazette

Winter 2000

3

Membership information

Winter 2000

3

Focus On Families - Daniel and James Graves Family

Winter 2000

4

Accounts of the Graves Brothers' Dry Goods Store In Morocco 1877-78 - From Original Ledger Book

Winter 2000

4

One Hundred Twenty Four First Cousins Extended Graves Family

Winter 2000

4

Hufty-Crane Funeral Home Began in 1934-Lucille Crane Shares Memories of Family Business

Winter 2000

6

Collection of a Lifetime-Devon and Shirley Miller's Collection of Indian Points and other artifacts

Winter 2000

7

Scott Lucas House Museum - Progress at Site Continues

Winter 2000

7

Resource Center - Updates, Web site directory

Winter 2000

8

Window Display - Toys of Days gone by

Winter 2000

8

Original Copies Unavailable - View PDF of Spring 2000

Newton County's 51st Indiana Volunteer Regiment - Company B

Spring 2000

1

Photo of the 51'st Battle Flag

Spring 2000

1

President's Corner

Spring 2000

2

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Spring 2000

2

51st Indiana Volunteers - list of names

Spring 2000

2

People's Drug Store and Bob Williamson

Spring 2000

3

Photo of People's Drug Store after Remodeling in 50's

Spring 2000

3

Pages of the Past - from the Spring of 1886 Kentland Gazette

Spring 2000

3

Research Resources in Newton County - From the Courthouse

Spring 2000

4

Family History Division Updates - Membership Busy with Projects - New Budget Set for Upcoming Year

Spring 2000

4

Resource Center - Research Tools Available at Center, Census Records - Facts About the County,

Spring 2000

4

Helpful Hints To Dating Old Photographs

Spring 2000

5

Donations and Acquisitions Enhance NCHS Records, Displays and Research

Spring 2000

5

Focus On Families - The Zoborosky Family and Homestead

Spring 2000

6

Focus On Families - The Zoborosky Homestead Built in 1890-1891

Spring 2000

7

Picture of Joseph and Sarah Zoborosky

Spring 2000

6

Picture of Joseph Zoborosky, Martin Zoborosky, Ben Geesa and Augusta Plott

Spring 2000

6

Picture of Zoborosky Homestead

Spring 2000

6

Newton's Historical Landmarks - The First Courthouse of the Original County in 1839

Spring 2000

8

Picture of Landmark of County Courthouse

Spring 2000

8

Considered a Landmark in 1910- 150 miles of Paved Roads in Newton

Spring 2000

8

Additional Information on our Civil War History, Enrollment in County 1862

Spring 2000

8

In November, 1947 Nine Sets of Twins Had a Combined Birthday Party

Spring 2000

9

Picture of Twins at Party (with article)

Spring 2000

9

Special Demonstration of Majestic Stoves in 1913 - From Morocco Courier Front Page

Spring 2000

9

Line Art drawing of Majestic Stoves

Spring 2000

9

Newton County School Statistics for 1908-1909

Spring 2000

9

People's Drug Store Influenced Many Community Members Over the Years - Life in the 70's at PDS

Spring 2000

10

Newton County's One Room Schoolhouses - List of all Township Schools from 1904 Map/Story

Spring 2000

11

A Collection of a Lifetime- School Memorabilia of Gerald Born and Beth Bassett

Spring 2000

11

Web Site Queries

Spring 2000

11

The Resource Center's Window Display - Hats of Spring

Spring 2000

12

View PDF of Summer 2000

Augustus Dwight Babcock - The Open Door Museum Brought the World to Goodland

Summer 2000

1

Picture of Augustus Dwight Babcock

Summer 2000

1

Picture of A.D. Babcock’s collection

Summer 2000

1

President’s Corner

Summer 2000

2

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Summer 2000

2

Pages of the Past - Excerpts from Kentland Gazette Summer of 1886

Summer 2000

2

Picture of items of interest at A. D. Babcock Open Door Museum

Summer 2000

3

Picture of the name plate on the Open Door Museum building

Summer 2000

3

Newton’s Historical Landmarks – The First Church

Summer 2000

4

Picture of stone marker for first church in Newton County

Summer 2000

4

Family History Division Update

Summer 2000

4

Historical Landmark Update – Newton County’s First Courthouse

Summer 2000

5

A Bit of History on the Town of Tivola – Goodland

Summer 2000

5

A Collection of a Lifetime! Post Cards of Goodland from Butch Tilton (pictures)

Summer 2000

5

Newspaper Articles Depict the Life and Times of Bogus Island

Summer 2000

6

Picture of Bogus Island

Summer 2000

6

Picture of Hank Granger’s tavern on the Kankakee

Summer 2000

8

Island Surrounded by Marsh Occupied by Lawbreakers

Summer 2000

9

Picture of depiction of typical log cabin in Bogus Country

Summer 2000

9

Answers to “Do You Know Your Country of Newton?”

Summer 2000

9

Focus on Families – The James Family of Goodland

Summer 2000

9

Picture of Rev. Joseph Martin James

Summer 2000

9

Picture of James McCalister “Mack” James

Summer 2000

10

Picture of Marion James and his chickens – he loved his chickens

Summer 2000

10

The James Family of Goodland

Summer 2000

10

Picture of Nancy Angeline Logan/Wood/James

Summer 2000

10

Focus on Families – J. W. McCarthy  “Submitted For Your Keeping”

Summer 2000

11

Picture of Mary McCarthy, daughter of J. W. McCarthy

Summer 2000

11

Picture of the Resource Center’s window display

Summer 2000

12

Picture of South Newton Production Company Memorabilia

Summer 2000

12

View PDF of Fall 2000

The Diana Hunting Club

Fall 2000

1

Picture of the Diana Hunting Club as it appeared in 1902

Fall 2000

1

President’s Corner

Fall 2000

2

Historical Coloring Book Project is a Reality at Preview Open House

Fall 2000

2

Picture of Historical Society coloring book committee

Fall 2000

2

Diana Hunting Club – the Talk of the County

Fall 2000

3

Picture: aerial view of the Diana Hunting Club and outbuildings taken in 1978 when Kankakee River flooded.

Fall 2000

3

Newspapers Give Account of The Life & Times at “Diana”

Fall 2000

4

Ade Consolidated Schools – Class of 1928

Fall 2000

5

Picture of “Certificate of Promotion to High School” from Ade School

Fall 2000

5

Picture of Ade School

Fall 2000

5

Collector’s Corner – Match Holders

Fall 2000

6

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Fall 2000

6

Focus on Families – Cooper Centennial Farm Celebration

Fall 2000

7

Picture of 75 Coopers in a row; Cooper Family Float Brook, IN 4th of July Parade

Fall 2000

7

Focus on Families – Yacuk Roots

Fall 2000

10

Picture of Radion Yacuk Family

Fall 2000

10

Yacuk Family Makes Diana Hunting Club Home

Fall 2000

11

Picture of Doris and Nick Yacuk

Fall 2000

11

Newton’s Historical Landmarks – Pilot Grove – Jackson Township

Fall 2000

12

Picture of Pilot Grove

Fall 2000

12

Pages of the Past – Excerpts from The Kentland Gazette fall of 1886

Fall 2000

13

Newton County Seed Corn Companies

Fall 2000

14

Picture of Ainsworth Bros & Co Pure Bred Seed Corn

Fall 2000

14

Picture of Resource Center’s Window Display – Memorabilia of seed companies past and present of Newton County

Fall 2000

15

Diana Hosts Locals at “Hoosier Surprise Party”

Fall 2000

15

Application for Membership in the Newton County Historical Society, Inc.

Fall 2000

16

 

   

View PDF of Winter 2001 

Date of Newcomer

Page #

A Glimpse of Newton County Settlements, Towns and Villages

Winter 2001

 1

Map of Newton County, 1895, depicts early railroad lines

Winter 2001

 1

The President’s Corner

Winter 2001

 2

Two early pictures of downtown Morocco

Winter 2001

 3

Picture of view of creek and bridge in early Goodland

Winter 2001

 4

Picture of C&E&I railroad depot in Brook

Winter 2001

 4

Early postcard picture of Mount Ayr depicting Chicago Street

Winter 2001

 5

Scene from Lake Village, looking west from main intersection

Winter 2001

 5

A Collection of a Lifetime; Rich Miller’s License Plate Collection

Winter 2001

 6

Three pictures of Rich Miller’s license plate collection; one includes his earliest plate (1915) and one from the year he and wife were born (1938)

Winter 2001

 6

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Winter 2001

 6

Family History Division Update

Winter 2001

 7

Picture of Gerald Born, Director of the Family History Division, answering questions from Morocco 4th grade students

Winter 2001

 7

Picture of NCHS Resource Center window display depicting a one room school

Winter 2001

 7

Focus on Families – The Stowell Connection by Gerald Born

Winter 2001

 8

Focus on Families – Who Am I? by Genevera Carlson

Winter 2001

 10

1951 picture of Nev, Carlson, her other Addie and Jerry Lee Carlson visiting the Wachovia Museum

Winter 2001

 10

Web Site Directory

Winter 2001

 11

Newton’s Historical Landmarks – Beaver Lake

Winter 2001

 12

County map with townships

Winter 2001

 12

Map of Newton County from 1876 Atlas illustrating Beaver Lake at one tenth its original size

Winter 2001

 13

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise winter of 1900

Winter 2001

 14

Morocco to Celebrate 150 Years August 24-26th

Winter 2001

 15

Attention – Special Book to be Published; compilation of Morocco History

Winter 2001

 15

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Winter 2001

 15

J. B. Foresman, Newton County Patriarch, Founder of Foresman

Winter 2001

 15

Picture of J. B. Foresman

Winter 2001

 15

Visit our Resource Center!

Winter 2001

 16

View PDF of Spring 2001

150 Years of Farming by Vic Carlson

Spring 2001

1

Picture of Vic Carlson demonstrating plowing with a team of Percheon horses using a sulky 1 bottom plow

Spring 2001

1

The President’s Corner

Spring 2001

2

Resource Center Library Wish List

Spring 2001

2

Our INGENWEB Web Site Wins the Purple Floppy Award!

Spring 2001

2

Picture of INGENWEB TOP TEN County Award

Spring 2001

2

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Spring 2001

2

Family History Division Update

Spring 2001

3

Picture of Vic and Dave Carlson demonstrating the 1932  Farmall Regular

Spring 2001

3

Green Acre Farms of Colfax Township

Spring 2001

4

Picture of landmark home located on Green Acre Farm in Colfax Township

Spring 2001

4

Morocco to Celebrate 150 Years August 24th-26th

Spring 2001

5

A Ned Barker Interview Regarding Beaver Lake

Spring 2001

6

Picture of Ned Barker and his pet owl, “Hoot”

Spring 2001

6

George Ade Speaks on his Own Hometown

Spring 2001

7

Picture of NCHS Resource window – display Girls Scouts of Newton County

Spring 2001

7

Focus on Families – The Kessler Families by Vic Carlson

Spring 2001

8

Picture of David and Rachel (Fisher) Kessler

Spring 2001

8

Picture of John, Elbert, Robert and Bill Kessler and wives

Spring 2001

10

Picture of CARRIER Lind Kinney, mother of Lula Kinney Kessler

Spring 2001

10

A Collection of a Lifetime – Old Ivory China Collection

Spring 2001

11

Picture of Barbara Gerbracht with collection of Old Ivory China

Spring 2001

11

Picture of the Chocolate Set – Old Ivory China

Spring 2001

11

Picture of McCray’s Perfection Fairfax

Spring 2001

12

Newton’s Historical Landmarks – McCray’s Monument to a Bull – Perfection Fairfax

Spring 2001

12

Map of county townships with Grant Twp highlighted

Spring 2001

12

Picture of monument in honor of Perfection Fairfax

Spring 2001

13

Picture of Warren McCray

Spring 2001

13

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Spring 2001

14

Pages of the Past – Excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Spring of 1900

Spring 2001

15

Visit our Resource Center!

Spring 2001

16

View PDF of Summer 2001

The History of Lake Village – Early History and Pioneer Families

Summer 2001

1

Picture of Louise and George C. A. Bryant

Summer 2001

1

Picture of the Stoner log boarding house

Summer 2001

2

Picture of first established church (Lake Village) – Catholic

Summer 2001

 2

Picture of Lake Village school building abandoned 1915.

Summer 2001

 3

McCray Scholarship Winners 2001 – “Enos Store” by Casey Hall North Newton

Summer 2001

 4

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Summer 2001

 4

Mt. Ayr as I Remember by Donna LaCosse

Summer 2001

 5

Display ads from a copy of “The Mount Ayr Pilot” dated Nov 3, 1910.

Summer 2001

 5

The President’s Corner

Summer 2001

 6

Family History Division

Summer 2001

 6

A Collection of a Lifetime – Betty Carlson pictures - Morocco band on parade; street scene State & Lincoln circa 1910; C.E.&I. railroad depot

Summer 2001

 7

Web Site Directory

Summer 2001

 7

Focus on Families – The Atkinson Family

Summer 2001

 8

Picture of Edith (Davis) Atkinson (1st Morocco girl to own automobile) and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Link Wright

Summer 2001

 8

Picture of type of horse and buggy used for mail deliveries by Cornelius A. Atkinson

Summer 2001

 9

Growing up Swedish by Byron Sandberg

Summer 2001

 10

Picture of Andrew Sandberg family

Summer 2001

 10

Picture of the ladies of the Morocco Swedish community

Summer 2001

 10

Four Sandberg brothers, Oscar, George, Henry and Bill

Summer 2001

 11

Picture of George Sandberg with his horse and buggy, ca 1912-1914

Summer 2001

 11

Picture of Byron Sandberg family

Summer 2001

 12

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton

Summer 2001

 12

Picture of Mt. Ayr building, George Corbin blacksmith shop, later operated by Eli Chupp, circa 1908-1910

Summer 2001

 13

Picture of tile mill in Mount Ayr circa 1888

Summer 2001

 13

Visit our Resource Center!

Summer 2001

 14

Pages of the Past, excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise summer of 1900

Summer 2001

 15

Newton County Fair Booth Visited by Many

Summer 2001

 16

Picture of Jenny Markle of Monon spinning wool

Summer 2001

 16

View PDF of Fall 2001

The History of Kentland – reprinted from The Kentland Enterprise , Woman’s Edition, Saturday, May 18, 1895

Fall 2001

 1

Picture of Alexander James Kent

Fall 2001

 1

Picture of Rosamond (Chesebrough) Kent

Fall 2001

 1

The President’s Corner

Fall 2001

 2

Family History Division

Fall 2001

 2

Picture of Mrs. S. E. Cunningham

Fall 2001

 3

Picture of Kentland Public School

Fall 2001

 3

Picture of Patrick Keefe

Fall 2001

 5

Picture of G. W. McCray

Fall 2001

 5

Picture of John Ade

Fall 2001

 5

Picture of the Rider Grain Company Elevator

Fall 2001

 6

The History of Riverside Cemetery

Fall 2001

 7

Picture of Brook Riverside Cemetery’s first grave

Fall 2001

 7

Newton County Queries

Fall 2001

 7

Focus on Families – John & Adeline Ade

Fall 2001

 8

Pictures of Adaline (Bush) Ade and John Ade, parents of George Ade

Fall 2001

 8

Picture of birthplace of George Ade, Kentland, Indiana

Fall 2001

 9

Picture of Brook Abbey at Riverside Cemetery

Fall 2001

 10

Newton’s Historic Landmarks – pictures of A. J. Kent Home (NuJoy Restaurant)

Fall 2001

 11

A Collection of a Lifetime – pictures of Sharon Collins’ collection of Nativity Scenes

Fall 2001

 11

Letters to the Editor

Fall 2001

 12

Historically Yours, by Donna LaCosse

Fall 2001

 13

Web Site Directory

Fall 2001

 13

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Fall 2001

 13

Picture of winning design for Centennial seal

Fall 2001

 13

Pages of the Past, excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Fall of 1900

Fall 2001

 14

McCray Scholarship Winners 2001, The Historical Newton County Punk’in Vine Fair by South Newton Student Brandelyn Nicole Tarter

Fall 2001

 15

Pictures of fair taken in 1893

Fall 2001

 15

Resource Center Window Display – patriotic theme with items from Hedrick Brandt Post #23 of American Legion

Fall 2001

 16

 

 View PDF of Winter 2002

Date of Newcomer

Page #

Capture of a Horse Thief by Gerald Born

Winter 2002

 1

Picture postcard of two horse team and buggy, September 1, 1908

Winter 2002

 1

The President’s Corner by Yvonne Kay – Donation of 1880 census and national index

Winter 2002

 2

Vital Records and Census Records – brief history

Winter 2002

 2

Family History Division by Gerald Born – Morocco Sesquicentennial book indexing, Kyle Conrad cemetery project, Velma Dart photos, A. J. Kent house demise

Winter 2002

 2

Photo around 1905 of Nelson “Nelt’ Teeter

Winter 2002

3

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Winter 2002

 4

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – County Historian Guidelines

Winter 2002

 4

Where in the County was Parson’s Rock?  Picture of Parson’s rock contributed by Martha (Clark) White

Winter 2002

 5

From the Internet – family picture of the Hamilton Crisler and Elizabeth Mary Blankenbaker family; request to identify individuals in photo

Winter 2002

 5

A Tribute to a WWII Soldier and Father by Gina Iseminger, daughter of Harold and Donna LaCosse

Winter 2002

 6

The Parlor Game Crokinole – Rules and Regulations of the Parlor Game, Crokinole”  provided by Don Morton of Brook

Winter 2002

 6

Resource Center Acquisitions – recent contributions to the Center, hours for the Resource Center, photo of Beth Bassett accepting donation of George W. Hammond family Bible

Winter 2002

 7

Web Site Directory

Winter 2002

 7

Focus on Families – The Williamson & Teeter Family by Gerald Born. 

Winter 2002

 8

Photos:  1) Sarah (Nichols) Slusser; 2) Jacob & Mary Jane (Johnson) Nichols, 1880; 3) Lavina (Williamson) Gordon; 4) Mary Ann (Nichols) Teeter, 1931

Winter 2002

 8

Photos: 1) Frank Williamson family, Harriet (Teeter) Williamson, Mary (Nichols) Teeter, Sade (Teeter) Strange, Jim ? Teeter, Burdette Williamson, Shattuck Ray Williamson, Ben Strange, Franklin Marian Williamson, 2) Nelson and Mary Ann (Nichols) Teeter 3) John & Maude Nichols, Gay and Maude (Graves) Nichols, 4) Mary Ann (Nichols) Teeter, 1915

Winter 2002

 9

Photos: 1) Teeter home west of Conrad, IN, 2) picture postcard sent to Mrs. Jacob Nichols of Mary and Nelt Teeter, 1839, 3) picture postcard of Frank & Hattie Teeter’s home, 1908, 4) picture postcard of four horse team, Willas Williamson driving, Nelt Teeter on horseback, 5) Teeter’s providing water to road building crews, ca 1908

Winter 2002

 10

Newton’s Historic Landmarks - The Passing Scene by Gerald Born – Osage Orange trees

Winter 2002

 11

Map of County townships

Winter 2002

 11

Pictures of wood, fruit, leaf and appearance of Osage Orange tree

Winter 2002

 11

Picture of Alma (Lovett) Garrigus and Mayme Armfield Reeder

Winter 2002

 12

Newton County Family Queries

Winter 2002

 13

Applications Available for McCray Scholarship – information regarding participation

Winter 2002

 13

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise winter of 1902

Winter 2002

 14

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Winter 2002

 15

View PDF of Spring 2002

The Gaff Ranch

Spring 2002

 1

Photo from Don Morton collection; grandson of Orval Morton

Spring 2002

 1

The President’s Corner

Spring 2002

 2

Family History Division Update

Spring 2002

 2

Society Scholarships Awarded; Devon Miller – North Newton; Ashley Whaley – South Newton

Spring 2002

 2

Picture of Hillforest Mansion, Aurora, Indiana, former home of Thomas Gaff

Spring 2002

 3

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Spring 2002

 6

I Remember the Railroads by Bob Simons

Spring 2002

 7

Mystery Photo Identified

Spring 2002

 7

Focus on Families – The Morton and Ketcham Connection

Spring 2002

 8

Photos: 1) Myron & Alice “Mollie” (Ketcham) Morton; 2) Mollie and Amy Morton; 3) Amy Morton and husband

Spring 2002

 8

Photos: 1) Clara (Dawson) & Elmer “Shorty” Talbert, Vadne (Dawson) & Robert C. Morton, Cecil Miller; 2) Hazel (Jessen) Thurston

Spring 2002

 9

Photo thought to be Orval Morton

Spring 2002

 10

Three photos: 1) & 2) Gaff Ranch, possibly Ketchams; 3) Frank & Don Morton, 1941

Spring 2002

 10

The County Home

Spring 2002

 11

Sketch of first county home 1910

Spring 2002

 11

Photo of County Home after fire and reconstruction

Spring 2002

 11

Photo of County Home in 1983

Spring 2002

 11

More on Osage Orange

Spring 2002

 12

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Spring 2002

 12

Picture of bronze plaque honoring members of C. B., 51st IN Veteran Volunteer Infantry

Spring 2002

 12

Family History Inquiries

Spring 2002

 12

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Spring 1902

Spring 2002

 13

Photographs & Memories:  1) C. C. Kent’s pond, 2) First public school in Mount Ayr, 3) Brook Band Member Bert Turner

Spring 2002

 14

Brief History of the Hoosier Homestead Award Program; list of applicants

Spring 2002

 14

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse

Spring 2002

 15

Land Owners, Colfax Township, 1904

Spring 2002

 15

Section map of Colfax Township

Spring 2002

 15

View PDF of Summer 2002

Goodland State Bank Robbed by the Al Brady Gang – 1937

Summer 2002

 1

Picture of Leona Hamilton and Lyle Constable, employees Goodland State Bank

Summer 2002

 1

The President’s Corner – collecting artifacts; role of historical society

Summer 2002

 2

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – historical research; “Doing Local History: Research & Interpretation” workshop

Summer 2002

 2

Picture Brady Gang members: Alfred Brady, James Calhover, Clarence Lee Shaffer

Summer 2002

 3

Picture of slain trooper Paul V. Minneman

Summer 2002

 3

Picture end of Brady Gang in Bangor, ME

Summer 2002

 4

Picture of ambushed, bullet-ridden car of Trooper Minneman and Deputy Craig and reward poster from June 1937

Summer 2002

 5

The Al Brady Family of Brook compiled by Kyle Conrad

Summer 2002

 5

Family History Division Update – projects for historical society

Summer 2002

 6

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Summer 2002

 6

1930 Census Film Available at Center

Summer 2002

 6

Things I Remember by Bob Simon

Summer 2002

 7

Picture of Morocco Class of 1928?

Summer 2002

 7

Newton County Landowners in 1904 – McClellan Township

Summer 2002

 7

McClellan Township section map

Summer 2002

 7

Focus on Families – Four Generations of Martin-Collins Family in Jefferson Township

Summer 2002

 8

Picture of Martin family reunion June 7, 1945, Phoenix, Arizona

Summer 2002

 8

Picture taken at Speck School about 1917; Lester Peniton, Bernard Simmons, Russell Collins

Summer 2002

 9

Picture Audrey and Russell Collins at the homestead

Summer 2002

 9

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Summer 2002

 10

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Summer of 1902

Summer 2002

 11

Collections of a Lifetime – Collecting Photographs by Gerald Born

Summer 2002

 12

Picture Eliza Veatch wearing black crepe widow’s bonnet

Summer 2002

 12

Picture widow in tight fitting cap

Summer 2002

 12

Picture widow wearing mourning cap, sleeves and collar

Summer 2002

 12

Picture widow in light mourning

Summer 2002

 13

Picture young widow wearing widow’s peak

Summer 2002

 13

George Ewan Flowers (1916-2002) by Gerald Born

Summer 2002

 13

Picture Morocco Depot circa 1910-1915

Summer 2002

 13

And, They Called Her Mary Ann by Donna (Schanlaub) LaCosse

Summer 2002

 14

Picture Mary Ann (Watkins) Schanlaub with her dolls

Summer 2002

 14

Picture Mary Ann and Earl Schanlaub

Summer 2002

 15

The Adventures of Slim & Spud (cartoon booklet) by Gerald Born

Summer 2002

 15

Picture of cover of Slim & Spud carton booklet

Summer 2002

 15

Resource Center Window – salute to County Alumni Associations with pictures of window display (senior cords, honor jackets, class photos, yearbooks, etc.)

Summer 2002

 16

View PDF of Fall 2002

The Career of  Irwin the Great by Kyle D. Conrad

Fall 2002

 1

Picture of Arthur Irwin

Fall 2002

 1

Pictures of Artie Irwin, Magician and Impersonator and copy of promotional material depicting an “Evening of Mystery and Mirth”

Fall 2002

 2

The President’s Corner by Yvonne Kay – Program Focuses on Preserving Artifacts

Fall 2002

 3

Picture members of Morocco Sesquicentennial Historical Collection Committee

Fall 2002

 3

The Director’s Update by Gerald Born, Family History Division – sales of publications, web page, Brook history publication, Mt. Ayr history publication

Fall 2002

 3

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – Morocco Sesquicentennial Historical Collection big hit at IMOK Chapter of 63rd Infantry Division

Fall 2002

 4

McCray Scholarship Offered to Newton County Graduates Each Year

Fall 2002

 4

Picture of Donna LaCosse present McCray Scholarship to Devon Miller, 2002 North Newton winner

Fall 2002

 4

Newton County Landowners in 1904- Beaver Township

Fall 2002

 5

Beaver Township section map

Fall 2002

 5

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller  Additional information regarding automobile company organized in Brook in 1909.

Fall 2002

 6

Inquiries from e-mail – searching for info regarding John Snow

Fall 2002

 6

John H. Higgins, Jefferson Township’s Civil War Drummer Boy, 1849-1931 by Beth Bassett

Fall 2002

 7

Picture of John Higgins, age 12, drummer boy

Fall 2002

 7

Picture of John Higgins in GAR hat

Fall 2002

 8

The McCray Scholarship Essays: “The Colfax School” by Devin Miller, North Newton winner

Fall 2002

 9

Picture of Colfax school building

Fall 2002

 9

Drawing of Colfax School layout

Fall 2002

 9

1916 Plat showing location of Colfax School

Fall 2002

 9

Focus on Families – George Ade Davis & his Newton County Roots by Gerald Born

Fall 2002

 10

Pictures: 1) George G. Davis, wife Alice, William H. and George Ade Davis; 2) George and Will; 3) Children of Charles L. Davis; 4) Nancy (Davis) Phillips and sons, Clarence, George and Dorsey

Fall 2002

 10

Picture of George Ade Davis during college

Fall 2002

 10

Pictures: 1) Russell Davis; 2) Mary Jane Davis; 3) Charles W. Davis; 4) Hannah (Lawshe) Davis); 5) Alice (Ade) Davis; 6) John Greeley Davis; 7) Mrs. Eugene Grant Davis; 8) Eugene Grant Davis; 9) Nancy (Davis) Phillips; 10) James W. Davis; 11) George Ade Davis; 12) Isaac Lawshe, father of Hannah

Fall 2002

 11

Drawing and picture of Orchard Lake Stock Farm

Fall 2002

 12

Pictures of George Ade Davis – in older years, working on WWII shows, in military uniform

Fall 2002

 12

McCray Scholarship Essays – South Newton – “Hazelden” by Ashley Whaley

Fall 2002

 13

Two pictures of Hazelden Home circa 1909

Fall 2002

 13

Old Time Clothesline – “The Clothesline Said So Much!”

Fall 2002

 13

Warren T. McCray by Donna LaCosse

Fall 2002

 14

Photographs & Memories – picture of the old courthouse, ca 1860

Fall 2002

 14

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Fall 2002

 15

Publications for Brook and Mount Ayr Histories In Process

Fall 2002

 15

Pictures Colfax Twp schools: 1) 1945 NC grade champs; 2) the “shop” 1943-1944; 3) the Meade School

Fall 2002

 15

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Fall of 1902

Fall 2002

 16

Old photo of early threshing crew from Russell Collin’s family collection; 1925 picture of Kentland looking north on main street

Fall 2002

 16

Bogus Island High Jinx by Gerald Born – Lafayette “Koffee Klatch Group” visits Bogus Island

Fall 2002

 17

Pictures of Bogus Island “treasure hunters” and their “bootie”

Fall 2002

 17

Collections of a Lifetime – The Arthur Mitten Collection by Gerald Born

Fall 2002

 18

Picture of Thomas Mitten

Fall 2002

 18

Picture Thomas Mitten’s Philadelphia penthouse

Fall 2002

 19

W. O. Schanlaub by Donna LaCosse; photo W. O. Schanlaub

Fall 2002

 19

Resource Center Window – The 4-H Centennial – pictures of display

Fall 2002

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Date of Newcomer

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The Newton County Hobby Club by Gerald Born

Winter 2003

 1

Photos: 1) Chester Anderson, Luella Strole admire Nellie Chizum’s antique glassware; 2) Belle Acker’s salt & Pepper collection; 3) Jean Boone’s collection; 4) Gerald Born’s insect collection

Winter 2003

 2

The President’s Corner by Yvonne Kay – Winter quarter update; record family stories

Winter 2003

 3

Family History Division, by Beth Bassett – Meetings, projects and the web!

Winter 2003

 3

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Winter 2003

 3

Hobby Club photos: 1) Sam Schultz & puppets; 2) display of members’ antiques; 3) Wanda Jean Herath’s puppies; 4) pigeon display by George Flowers, Jr.; 5) Mrs. Sylvia Frye (Dorothy Arbuckle’s mother) with hammered aluminum trays; 6) Bernadine Miller art display; 7) Mrs. Paul Weston and antique jugs

Winter 2003

 4

Hobby Club July 1950 photo: Sudie Herath, Luella Strole, Lois McCarty, Chester Anderson, Diana, Vinnie West, Reuben Hess, Jesse Camblin, Iota Camblin, Wanda Jean Herath, Mrs. Chester Anderson, Mrs. Otto Boone, Mrs. Frank Hendress, Mrs. Dave Mosier, Mrs. Imogene West, Art Irwin, Nellie Chizum, E. J. Brandt, Ed Brandt, Carol Anderson, Alice McCarty, Mrs. Ray Fenters, Birdie Steele, Belle Ackers, Lois Webster, Frank Hendress, Billy Balenseifer, Allen Strole, Jimmie Bannon

Winter 2003

 5

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – electronic encyclopedia, Indiana Online, Mount Ayr, Jackson Twp History book update, cemetery book project

Winter 2003

 6

McCray Scholarships Offered to Newton County Graduates Each Year – entry information

Winter 2003

 6

Brook’s Military History by Kyle Conrad

Winter 2003

 7

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton?

Winter 2003

9

Newton County Landowners in 1904 – Iroquois Township by Janet Miller

Winter 2003

9

Section map of Iroquois Township

Winter 2003

9

Focus on Families – John W. Lyons, By Larry Lyons

Winter 2003

10

Picture of Aaron and Solinda (Edmondson) Lyons

Winter 2003

11

Photo of Isaiah Lyons, 1860’s

Winter 2003

13

Lyons family photos: 1) Grace, Kathrine (Gull) Lyons, Orpheus, Isaiah, Anna, John X, Laura (Staton) Lyons, 1900; 2) Isaiah and Laura (Staton) Lyons, 1880; 3) Isaiah & Laura’s 1930 Golden Anniversary – Cecile (Lyons) Clark, Della (Lyons) Perry, Orpheus, Grace (Lyons) Johnson, Isaiah, Laura, Anna (Lyons) Fleming, John X

Winter 2003

14

Photos: 1) Orpheus Lyons, 1909; 2) Ida (Floyd) Lyons, 1913

Winter 2003

15

Lyons’ Photos 1957: 1) Bob, Larry, Orpheus, Dick, Floyd, Ida; 2) Martha Danruther, Donna, Ida, Betty Hampton, Sue Masters, Phyllis Beagley

Winter 2003

16

Photo of Becky (Wikle) Lyons and Larry Lyons

Winter 2003

16

Pages of the Past transcribed by Janet Miller – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise winter of 1903

Winter 2003

17

Web Site Directory

Winter 2003

17

Brook and Mount Ayr Histories in Process – Committees Seeking Researchers

Winter 2003

18

E-Bay Brings Life to Warren T. McCray’s Orchard Lake Stock Farm, by Beth Bassett – map of the farm, sale ad with pictures of stock

Winter 2003

18

Collections of a Lifetime – Norman Jung’s Chicago Collection by Gerald Born – contains roughly 10,000 items and a few artifacts including first editions of George Ade books

Winter 2003

19

Resource Center Window – railroad memorabilia

Winter 2003

20

View PDF of Spring 2003

1) Picture of Charles L. Smart home showing steps where two children crushed to death in tornado, 1912; 2) Picture of cyclone ruins in Morocco, April 21, 1912

Spring 2003

 1

The President’s Corner by Yvonne Kay – last message to historical society members as President

Spring 2003

 3

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – Mt. Ayr High School Alumni meeting

Spring 2003

 3

McCray Scholarship North NewtonWinner, Wilma Domele “Conrad: A Town and a Lady Worth Remembering”

Spring 2003

 3

Photos of Burley and Bower homes destroyed by 1939 storm and picture of George Ade home storm damage

Spring 2003

 5

Photo of 1967 tornado; photo of Gordon White of Morocco pointing to his storm demolished home

Spring 2003

 6

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Spring of 1903

Spring 2003

 7

Web Site Directory

Spring 2003

 7

Newton County Landowners in 1904 – Lincoln Township by Janet Miller

Spring 2003

 8

Section map of Lincoln Township

Spring 2003

 8

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Spring 2003

 8

Letter to the Editor – more on W. O. Schanlaub article, Bogus Island

Spring 2003

 9

Picture of counterfeit coins from Bogus Island

Spring 2003

 9

“Beaver Lake – A Land of Enchantment” by Elmore Barce – to be reprinted

Spring 2003

 9

Focus on Families by Rita Knecht – Van Der Karr–McDonald; Bridgeman–Murphy; Bridgeman-James-Morlock-Best; Knecht-Bridgeman

Spring 2003

 10

Picture Vandilla (McDonald) Van Der Karr

Spring 2003

 10

Picture of Van Der Karr Family 1879 – Chloe, Martin, Maggie, Christina, Martha, Lucy, Vandilla

Spring 2003

 10

Photo: Martin Van Der Karr family ca 1898 – Irven, Lucy (VDK) Gerard, Martin Jr., Mary Ann (Jones), Maggie, Christina (VDK) Meeker, Martin Sr., Vandilla (VDK) Clark and Martha

Spring 2003

 11

Photo of Samuel Bridgeman, Jr and brother Alonzo Bridgeman

Spring 2003

 11

Photos: 1) Leta and Lora Bridgeman; 2) Two photos Lavina/Lurvina (Starkey) Bridgeman; 3) Photo Ephraim “Ephie” and Maggie (Van Der Karr) Bridgeman

Spring 2003

 12

Photo: Ephie Bridgeman family, ca 1920 – Leslie, Elsie, Maggie, Ida, Ephie, Flossie

Spring 2003

 13

Photo: Archie Storey, George Crudden, Raymond Storey, Edith (Bridgeman) Crudden, Harold Bridgeman, Opal (Bridgeman) Storey, Samuel Jr., Wilminia (Kay) (Best) Bridgeman, Maggie McDonald, Ephie Bridgeman, Nancy (Bridgeman) Brunton, Elsie Bridgeman, Opal “Fonderine” Storey, Flossie Bridgeman, Delores Crudden, Eva Storey holding Dorothy Crudden and Milton Storey

Spring 2003

 13

Photo: house of Margaret McDonald, Morocco, IN ca 1920, Maggie McDonald, Ida Bridgeman and Maggie (VDK) Bridgeman

Spring 2003

 13

Photos: 1) 1933, Ephie Bridgeman, Samuel Bridgeman, Beverly Harris, Flossie (Bridgeman) Harris; 2) 1935 wedding photo of Bernath J. Knecht and Elsie Bridgeman; 3) Rita Margaret Knecht

Spring 2003

 14

Jethro Ayers Hatch – Kentland’s First Physician by Beth Bassett – photo

Spring 2003

 15

Drawing home of Jethro Hatch, Kentland, 1912

Spring 2003

 16

Web Site Directory

Spring 2003

 16

Collections of a Lifetime – Kay Babcock’s Key Chain Collection (photos – Kay and collection)

Spring 2003

 17

Answers to Do You Know Your County of Newton: and picture of “best tool on earth” The Hoober Gopher

Spring 2003

 17

Family History Update by Beth Bassett – request for volunteers for Center, Elmore Barce book update, town history updates

Spring 2003

 18

Brook and Mount Ayr Histories in Process – Committees Seeking Researchers

Spring 2003

 18

South Newton McCray Scholarship Winner, Lyndsey Penny – “Charles ‘Pat’ Mullen”

Spring 2003

 19

More Tornado Information, early warning systems, photos of damage, Blunder House and Dan Bower

Spring 2003

 20

View PDF of Summer 2003

The Clay Industries of Newton County by Beth Bassett

Summer 2003

 1

Photo of Mt. Ayr Tile Factory owned by Coovert and Stucker

Summer 2003

 1

Photo of workers at Brook’s Terre Cotta Tile and Brick Company

Summer 2003

 2

Photo of brick from Lorene Bassett home – manufactured at Hanley Company in Beaver City.

Summer 2003

 2

The Officer’s Corner by President Sue Humphrey, list of new officers, Cemetery Tour 2004, grade school coloring contest

Summer 2003

 3

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Summer 2003

 3

Web Site Directory

Summer 2003

 3

Photos: 1) Kilns at Brook Terra Cotta factory; 2) “dinky” taking on water at Terra Cotta factory; 3) view of Terra Cotta Tile & Brick Company, Brook, IN

Summer 2003

 4

Newton County Clay Industries in 1897, from W.S. Blatchley, Indiana State Geologist

Summer 2003

 5

View of Terra Cotta Tile & Brick Company, Brook, IN depicts different types of products

Summer 2003

 6

History of the Brook Terra Cotta, Tile and Brick Company by John Connell:  Excerpts from his book – And They Named Her Brook

Summer 2003

 6

Picture of John Connell

Summer 2003

 7

William Woodward Pfrimmer, “The Kankakee Poet” by Beth Bassett; Photo William Woodard Pfrimmer

Summer 2003

 8

The Poet’s Corner, “Pull an’ Haul” by W. W. Pfrimmer; photo of Pull an’ Haul School

Summer 2003

 9

Focus on Families, The Pfrimmer Family by Beth Bassett; Picture of Dr. John George Pfrimmer

Summer 2003

 10

The Pfrimmer Chapel, pictured in 1925, Corydon, IN

Summer 2003

 11

Answers to Do You Know?

Summer 2003

 12

“Pap’s Come Back to Indiany” by William W. Pfrimmer

Summer 2003

 12

Fried Chicken, Yeast Rolls & Dutch Apple Pie by Lana Lyons Wallpe; Ida Florence Floyd Lyons story

Summer 2003

 13

Resource Window Display – Boy Scouts of Newton County; photos of display

Summer 2003

 13

Collections of a Lifetime – Mrs. Mingle’s Magic World Now at Brook-Iroquois Twp Library – “Burr Oak School”

Summer 2003

 14

Photos: 1) Mrs. Mingle; 2) Goodland Elementary students; 3), 4), Burr Oak School; 5) Burr Oak Church

Summer 2003

 14

Photos: 1) Mrs. Gene Hershman, Mrs. Mingle; 2) intricate detail reflected in one of the oak children; 3) Burr Oak School students

Summer 2003

 15

Society opens Lucas House as Meeting Place – photo of Lucas House

Summer 2003

 15

Down Aroun’ the Depo’ by W. W. Phriffer

Summer 2003

 15

Pages of the Past transcribed by Janet Miller – excerpts from The Kentland Enterprise Summer of 1903

Summer 2003

 16

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse

Summer 2003

 17

Fishin’ by W. W. Pfrimmer; photo of J. C. Murphey Lake, Willow Slough Game Preserve

Summer 2003

 17

Letters to the Editor – responses to “Do You Know” regarding “Hoober Gopher”

Summer 2003

 19

S/S Ade’s Yeoman Duty – WWII Liberty ship christened the S/S. George Ade; photo of ship

Summer 2003

 19

Publications offered by Newton County Historical Society

Summer 2003

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Date of Newcomer

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Newton County Author, Dorothy Arbuckle by Janet Miller; photo Dorothy Fry Arbuckle

Winter 2004

 1

Picture of Dorothy Arbuckle’s published works

Winter 2004

 2

NCHS News & Reports:  1) Scott-Lucas House now on the National Historic Register submitted by Sue Humphrey; 2) Preserving Family and Local History for Future Generations submitted by Beth Bassett; 3) Society Committees Busy with Annual and New Projects submitted by Beth Bassett

Winter 2004

 3

Poet’s Corner – “Reflections: 1782” by Dorothy Fry Arbuckle, D.A.R. Poetry Entry – tied for third place nationally

Winter 2004

 4

Photo:  Arbuckle family: Dorothy, son Bill, daughter Kathryn, husband Lloyd on their 25th wedding anniversary

Winter 2004

 4

How Ade Got Its Name – letter from George Ade to his father, May 17, 1905

Winter 2004

 4

A Brush Stirs Up Business in Brook submitted by Beth Bassett.  Ethel Hess of Brook, designer of Hide-A-Brush (toilet bowl brush container) and Easy-Pleat (drapery pleater).  Picture of the Hide-A-Brush and photo of Ethel Hess.

Winter 2004

 5

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – death of Dr. Kingdon Brady, repairs to “up-side-down” Conrad bridge

Winter 2004

 6

Two photos of Newton County Bridge No. 57, the “up-side-down”, deck truss,  Conrad bridge, believed to be last bridge of its type in Indiana, undergoing restoration

Winter 2004

 6

Do You Know? By Janet Miller

Winter 2004

 6

Pages of the Past submitted by Janet Miller, excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise, fall and winter 1903

Winter 2004

 7

People, Places & Things submitted by Beth Bassett – Article from April 30, 1914 issue of The Newton County Enterprise regarding the death of John Ade.

Winter 2004

 8

Photo of the John Ade home, Graham Street, Kentland

Winter 2004

 9

Focus on Families – Gray Family of Grant Township by Beth Bassett.  Family history submitted by Kathy A. Gray.  Photo of Daniel Gray

Winter 2004

 10

Photo:  Kathy Gray’s paternal grandparents, Leona Christian (Lausen) and Caryl Henry Gray

Winter 2004

 11

Photos: 1) Kathy Gray’s father, Trevor Edwin Gray; 2) Kathy Gray’s maternal grandmother, Mary Agnes Crotty

Winter 2004

 12

Two Ades Describe Prairie Scene as Settlement Began by Beth Bassett.  Article taken from Lafayette Journal and Courier article published May 13, 1961, written by J. H. McKee.  Photo of George Ade, age 52

Winter 2004

 13

Photos:  “The Prairie Kings of Yesterday”, 1) Moses Fowler; 2) Alexander J. Kent; 3) Abigail Sumner

Winter 2004

 14

Internet Insights – Climbing the Family Tree at RootsWeb by Beth Bassett.  Picture of Ancestry.com screen

Winter 2004

 15

Answers to Do You Know?

Winter 2004

 15

Picture “Welcome to Newton County Indiana GenWeb Project”

Winter 2004

 16

Links for Research and More – Family History Sites, Local History Books and Records Sites

Winter 2004

 16

More on W. W. Pfrimmer by Damon Howell

Winter 2004

 17

Landowners – Grant Twp 1904 transcribed and submitted by Janet Miller

Winter 2004

 18

Grant Twp section map

Winter 2004

 18

Reader Response: C.H. Peck & His Trophies from Mike Williamson, great-grandson.  Do You Know…Why is it referred to as Cox’s Corner from Larry Holderby, Valentine C. Cox owner of 280 acres on the corner of the crossroads.

Winter 2004

 19

Family Heirloom – Antique clock heard by four generations of the Bassett family in Morocco, manufactured by Ansonia Clock Company, New York, purchased in 1887.

Winter 2004

 19

Picture of Brook Terre Cotta, Tile and Brick Company advertisement.

Winter 2004

 19

NCHS list of publications

Winter 2004

 20

View PDF of Spring/Summer 2004

V-Mail, as in Victory Mail by Beth Bassett – actual size copy of V-mail letter

Spring & Summer 2004

1

Photos: 1) Lloyd Goddard; 2) Evelyn and Lloyd George Goddard

Spring & Summer 2004

2

Picture of V-mail letter, return marked “deceased”

Spring & Summer 2004

3

Photos: 1) Dr. Kenneth Spurgeon; 2) Harriet & Carl Spurgeon

Spring & Summer 2004

4

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – County Historical Roundtable

Spring & Summer 2004

5

Do You Know? By Janet Miller

Spring & Summer 2004

5

Pages of the Past – excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise spring of 1906, transcribed by Janet Miller

Spring & Summer 2004

6

People, Places, and Things – John Murphey and John Carey Murphey – founder of Morocco; photo of John Murphey

Spring & Summer 2004

7

Original plat of Morocco

Spring & Summer 2004

8

Early photo of State Street, Morocco

Spring & Summer 2004

9

Photo John C. Murphey

Spring & Summer 2004

10

Landowners – Jackson Twp 1904; Jackson Twp section map

Spring & Summer 2004

11

Focus on Families – The Story of John and Maria (Mary) Boezeman by Beth Bassett; photos: 1) Roelf and Ebelia (Swierenga) Boezeman; 2) Ebelia (Swierenga) Boezeman; 3) 1901-02 Boezeman family photo,  Maria, Ebelia, John, Albertus Rose, Ralph, Sig

Spring & Summer 2004

12

Boezeman photos: 1) Peterina (Boezeman) and Hendrick Hooties; 2) Rose (Boezeman) and Joseph Roush; 3) Maria (Hooties) and John Boezeman; 4) Albertus and Trijnte (Noorman) Boezeman; 5) Jennie (Boezeman) and Harm Jager

Spring & Summer 2004

13

Boezeman photos: 1) Kate (Frieling) and Ralph Boezeman; 2) Sig (Sebe) and Bert (Albertus) on porch; 3) Mary (Boezeman) Miles; 4) Lyvah (Clement) and Henry Boezeman

Spring & Summer 2004

14

Boezeman photos: 1) Maria and John Boezeman; 2) John Boezeman family in Ft. Wayne, IN

Spring & Summer 2004

15

Boezeman photos: 1) 1919 Miller School, Thayer, IN photo, Clara Hoffman, Teenie Boezeman, Sena Walstra, Joanna Dauma, Jake Nannenga, John Kingma, Simon Nannenga, Ray Fase, Gerrit Bovenkierk, Cornelius Tysen, Libby DeVries, J.T., A.H, Elizabeth Sipkema, (R), (J), Maurice Tysen,  Jennie Boezeman, Dorothy Walstra, Peterina Boezeman, (A.J.); 2) Angie (Langeland) and Sebe Boezeman

Spring & Summer 2004

16

Boezeman photo: Henry, Maria, Sig, Ralph, Bailey, Peter Nannenga, Bailey’s spouse, John’s wife Martha Swart

Spring & Summer 2004

17

Answers to Do You Know? – Old Morocco fire bell and Toad Puddle School cornerstone locations

Spring & Summer 2004

17

NCHS News and Reports – Family Histories: Smallest Incident can be Significant Fifty Years From Now; Family History Division Continues to Support the Publication of all Newton County History

Spring & Summer 2004

;18

Welcome to Newton County Indiana GENWEB Project

Spring & Summer 2004

18

Kathy Gray and family, Newton County Web Site Researchers, Visit Newton County in May 2005; photo – Kathy Gray, Jack and Bernie House

Spring & Summer 2004

18

2004 Scholarship Winners – North Newton winner, Katie Schroeder and her essay “Beaver Lake and Bogus Island; South Newton winner, Seth Lawrence and his essay “My Home’

Spring & Summer 2004

19

Volunteers Needed! - Newton County Historical Society Resource Center

Spring & Summer 2004

19

Gold Star Honor Roll, 1914-1918 – Indiana Soldiers Who Died during World War I; Photos: 1) David Isaac Berns; 2) Arthur J. Burgess; 3) Ralph Van Doren Burns; 4) Linton Carter; 5) William Chizum; 6) Glenn Russell Coake

Spring & Summer 2004

20

Silent Roll Brook Area U.S. Regular Army

Spring & Summer 2004

20

Gold Star Honor Roll photos: 1) Harrison L. Dowty; 2) George David Geesa; 3) William Gorman; 4) Lloyd Graves; 5) Chester Harry; 6) Ora Lloyd Hedrick

Spring & Summer 2004

21

Newton County World War I Soldiers

Spring & Summer 2004

21

Gold Star Honor Roll photos: 1) Clarence Messman; 2) Arthur Anthony Sego; 3) Jasper E. Shear; 4) Frank Edward Tebo; 5) Leslie Weishaar

Spring & Summer 2004

22

Newton County and World War I – photos: 1), 2) convoy coming through Newton County; 3) Mount Miller in WWI uniform

Spring & Summer 2004

 23

“Beaver Lake – A Land of Enchantment’ by Elmore Barce and other Publications For Sale – Great Gift Ideas!

Spring & Summer 2004

 24

View PDF of Fall 2004

Otto Boone: A Reflection of His Life and Times by Beth Bassett; Photos of Otto and Jean Boone

Fall 2004

 1

Boone photos: 1) Boone’s rare Deagon Organ Chimes; 2) Boone’s Drug Store early days and 3) in 1974; 4) Syncopating Five with Otto Boone on saxophone; 5) Otto Boone 1921, member of Scottish Rite and Shrine

Fall 2004

 2

The Kentland Airedome, Otto Boone and Dr. Matthews – three photos of Kentland Airedome

Fall 2004

 3

Photo: Wrestler, Ray Rex, appeared Kentland Airedome, NCE, 1974

Fall 2004

 3

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – Cemetery Walk, photos 1) tour leaders Melissa Stirling, Marian Strosinski, Carol Light, Janet Miller, Jim Robbins; 2) Becky Lyons, Larry Lyons, Kyle Conrad, John Yost

Fall 2004

 4

The Day the Cannon was Moved from the Newton County Courthouse Lawn by Beth Bassett – 1974 mystery, two photos

Fall 2004

 5

Do You Know? By Janet Miller, photo of Eagles Mere School

Fall 2005

 5

The Road to Education in our Newton County Schools by Beth Bassett; Why Consolidation of the One-Room Schools

Fall 2004

 6

A One-Room School in the Making – photo of Iroquois School, 1920

Fall 2004

 7

“Success Scores of our Teachers” – copy of early teacher’s license

Fall 2004

 7

A few more statistics… - early school statistics

Fall 2004

 8

Ade’s Golf Course – Bringing the Ancient and Royal Game to Newton County by Beth Bassett.  Photos: 1) George Ade; 2) “Chick” Evans; 3) postcard entitled “seventh hole golfing”

Fall 2004

 9

Hazelden County Club photos: 1) Ninth green with locker room; 2) “double green”; 3) view of Hazelden from seventh green; 4) possible tournament photo

Fall 2004

 10

Photo “ninth green golfers” Hazelden

Fall 2004

 11

Focus on Families – The Troup Family of Washington Township by Beth Bassett; picture of trail map, 1835, drawn by Frank Troup

Fall 2004

 12

Photos: 1) grave stone of Phillip Troup, oldest recorded gave in Newton County at Doran Cemetery, Washington Twp; 2) Jacob Troup grave stone

Fall 2004

 13

Troup photos: 1) Willabe Troup; 2), 3) original Willabe Troup homestead and as it appears in 2004

Fall 2004

 14

Photo of Clarinda (Markley) and Henry Jacob Troup

Fall 2004

 15

Photo Henry J. Troup family, 1916: Truman, Lloyd, Frank, Dora, Cora, Nona, Gertrude, Harvey, Forest, Henry, Clarinda, Zella, Hazel

Fall 2004

 16

Troup family photos: 1)1947, Forest, Lloyd, Harvey, Hazel, Zella, Gertrude, Dora, Cora; 2) Greta (Whaley) Taylor, Zella (Troup) Whaley, Ardis (Whaley) Kindig

Fall 2004

 17

“The Upside Down Bridge – aka The Conrad Bridge, aka Bridge No. 57” – entered on State Register of Historic Places April 26, 1999.  Photo of historic monument and photo of bridge

Fall 2004

 18

Landowners – Washington Twp 1904, transcribed by Janet Miller.  Washington Twp section map

Fall 2004

 19

Answers to Do You Know?

Fall 2004

 20

Maps of Newton and Jasper Counties – 1) 1838; 2) 1850; 3) 1855

Fall 2004

 20

Photo of George Ade presenting golf championship trophies, Al Cast also in photo

Fall 2004

 21

Kentland Motor Club – Members in 1925 Share Experience of Their First Flight of Spring.  Taken from front page of Newton County Enterprise, May 21, 1925

Fall 2004

 22

Photo: “Ole Hunting Club”, early downtown Morocco with C. M. Hanger, A. D. Peck

Fall 2004

 22

“Doggerel” by Dad, Dedicated to the Kentland Motor Club, poem accompanied “Ole Hunting Club” article

Fall 2004

 23

“Beaver Lake – A Land of Enchantment” by Elmore Barce and other Publications for sale – Great Gift Ideas!

Fall 2004

 24

 

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Women Sheriffs from Newton County, Lillian Holley and Dorotha Strole by Kyle Conrad; picture of John Dillinger with Lake County Prosecutor Robert Estill and Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley in 1934

Winter/Spring

2005

 1

Two pictures of Newton County Sheriff Dorotha Strole

Winter/Spring 2005

 2

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse; providing Morocco history to a reporter from one of the northern newspapers

Winter/Spring 2005

 3

NCHS News & Reports by Beth Bassett – Family History Division reprinting old county postcards; results of Historical Coloring Book coloring contest

Winter/Spring 2005

 3

Landowners – Lake Twp 1904, transcribed by Janet Miller; Lake Twp section map

Winter/Spring 2005

 4

Do You Know? by Janet Miller

Winter/Spring 2005

 4

Pages of the Past transcribed by Janet Miller – excerpts from the Kentland Gazette, Winter 1882

Winter/Spring 2005

 5

FYI: John Ade’s History of Newton County 1853-1911 available as a reprint from the Higginson Book Company; www.higginsonbooks.com

Winter/Spring 2005

 5

People, Places & Things – The Newton County Stone Quarry by Beth Bassett.  Pictures of Samuel Means & John McKee; pictures: 1) beds of dark, gray Cincinnatian shale and massive Trenton dolomite in the quarry; 2) stone truck passing under steeply tilted beds of limestone 

Winter/Spring 2005

 6

Four pictures of Kentland Shatter Cones (astroblemes) type of meteorite impactite

Winter/Spring 2005

 7

An Old Indian Trail by Allen Kenoyer, Newton County Enterprise, January 28, 1927.  Map of Jefferson/Washington Townships with old Indian trail

Winter/Spring 2005

 8

Focus on Families – Home is Where Your Story Begins, The Recher Family by Beth Bassett.  Pictures: Lawson Henry Recher, M.D.; 2) Lewis Silas Recher

Winter/Spring 2005

 10

Pictures: 1) Laura (Pratt) Recher, M.D.; 2) Laura & Frieda Recher; 3) Frieda (Recher) Burns; 4) birthplace of Laura (Pratt) Recher in Johnston, Ohio; 5) Benjamin W. Pratt, M.D., first physician in Goodland, IN

Winter/Spring 2005

 11

Recher Park and the Recher Home – five pictures of “Fairview Park” and the Recher Home in Morocco, IN

Winter/Spring 2005

 12

Pictures: best known photo of Dr. and Mrs. Recher; 2) Doc Recher, Silas Recher and the “Afternoon Off Club”.

Winter/Spring 2005

 13

Frieda (Recher) Burns and Friends – The Happy Six of Morocco.  Pictures: 1) Bethel Kessler and Frieda (Recher) Burns; 2)Bethel Kessler, Inez Baker, Frieda Burns, Lorena Kessler, Frances Hix, Anna Carpenter; 3) Frances Hix, Bethel Kessler, Lorena Kessler, Inez Baker, Frieda (Recher) Burns, Anna Carpenter; 4) Frieda (Recher) Burns, “Fat” Kessler, Laura Ewan, Lorena Smart, Ella Lobb, Edith Fuller

Winter/Spring 2005

 14

Dr. Recher’s Office – 1882-1941, Morocco, IN.  Pictures: 1) Dr. Recher and his wildlife collection in his office; 2) original sign. 

Winter/Spring 2005

 15

The Doctor Is In! Pictures of what was included in Dr. Recher’s bag.

Winter/Spring 2005

 15

1882-1883-184-1885-1886 Lawson Recher M.D. Patient Journal – list of patients

Winter/Spring 2005

 16-17-18

Answers to Do You Know?

Winter/Spring 2005

 18

Does anybody have…looking for copy of centennial book published on the Town of Goodland

Winter/Spring 2005

 18

Newton County Landmarks – compiling list and locations of Newton County places and things with historical significance.  Request to fill out form and submit to NCHS.

Winter/Spring 2005

 19

Picture of students in North Star School, ca 1903, includes Amanda Anderson, unknown, Noah Anderson, Mabel Conaway, Hattie Barton, Bertha Geenlee

Winter/Spring 2005

 19

NCHS list of publications

Winter/Spring 2005

 20

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Iroquois Township Conservation Club’s Newsletter – Iroquois News by Beth Bassett.  Excerpts of the quarterly newsletter provided by Bob McCoy.  Picture of the May 1953 newsletter, edited by Iroquois Township Conservation Club, Brook, Indiana, printed at Brook Reporter office.

Summer/Fall 2005

 1

Photos reprinted from September 1954 issue of Iroquois News: 1) Club members posing with bear skin from May 1953 issue; 2) winners of county fishing rodeo – J. Wolley of Mt. Ayr, Carol Antcliff of Foresman, Richard Kukus of Sumava; 3) Don Morton of Brook with 36” Northern caught in Iroquois River

Summer/Fall 2005

 2

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – Joe Hiestand’s “An Archeological Report of Newton County” reprinted by Family History Division; Blankenbaker family

Summer/Fall 2005

 3

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2005

 3

Photos reprinted from Iroquois News, April 1954: 1) Beaver Lake Conservation Clubhouse, Morocco; 2) Floyd Ulm, Morocco, president of Beaver Lake Conservation Club; 3) Vernon Legg, Brook, with giant mushroom

Summer/Fall 2005

 4

Pages of the Past by Janet Miller – excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise, Spring & Summer 1906

Summer/Fall 2005

 5

Found grave sites of Dr. Recher’s parents at cemetery in Francesville

Summer/Fall 2005

 5

People, Places & Things, Automobile Routes in 1920 submitted by Damon Howell

Summer/Fall 2005

 6

Map from 1900’s auto touring book indicating route numbers by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. King

Summer/Fall 2005

 7

Landowners – Jefferson Twp 1904 transcribed by Janet Miller; section map of Jefferson Twp

Summer/Fall 2005

 8

McCray Scholarship Winners – North Newton winner Rebecca Deardurff and essay “The Morocco Elementary School”; South Newton winner Megan Whaley and essay “George Ade”

Summer/Fall 2005

 9

Focus on Families, Paul Weishaar, submitted by Mary Lou Forney Talens; Photos: 1) Catherine (Wenner) Weishaar; 2) Paul Weishaar; 3) Paul Weishaar family reunion about 1911; 4) Weishaar farm, ca 1955

Summer/Fall 2005

10-11

Putting Names to Faces – The Genealogists’ Biggest Challenge by Beth Bassett; photo of Evelyn (Betz) and Paul Eggen; twelve photos that are not identified

Summer/Fall 2005

11-12

Herriman and Swanson Tile Mill by Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2005

 13

Cemetery Restoration in Progress in Newton County by Beth Bassett; Photos: 1) Doran Cemetery, Washington Twp, before and after restoration; 2) Riverside Cemetery stone for Hannah Benjamin before and after restoration; 3) Mark Davis and Helen Wildermuth rebuilding headstone at Riverside Cemetery; Helen Wildermuth and Mark Davis posing with a Troup stone at Doran Cemetery

Summer/Fall 2005

14-15

Headstone Art & Symbols – What Does it all Mean? by Beth Bassett.   Photos of headstone art & symbols in local cemeteries: 1) anchor;  2) angel; 3) chains; 4) cross; 5) dove; 6) draperies; 7) scroll; 8) handshakes/clasped hands; 9) archways; 10) broken column; 11) tree stump; 12) fraternal orders and societies; more photos of headstones on page 19: 1) flag symbol; 2) Whaley headstone; 3) headstone with dog, mushrooms, doves; 4) white zinc marker; 5) King marker with several symbols; 6) grave covers, or lids

Summer/Fall 2005

16-17 & 19

Answers to Do You Know

Summer/Fall 2005

 18

Newton County Cemetery Report, August 2005 by Susie Hall

Summer/Fall 2005

 20

 

 

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Newton County Posts of the Grand Army of the Republic by Beth Bassett; pictured emblem of the G.A.R and Charter Application Roster for Roselawn Post 353

Winter 2006

 1

Copies: 1) G.A.R badges; 2) copy  of the Application for Charter for Brook Post from the Indiana State Archives

Winter 2006

 2

Copies: 1) Charter Application Roster for Kentland Post; 2) Charter Application Roster for Brook Post

Winter 2006

 3

Copies: 1) G.A.R U.S. postage commemorative stamp; 2) Charter Application Roster for Morocco Post; 3) Charter Application, 1890, Mt. Ayr Post

Winter 2006

 4

The Newton County G.A.R. Post Records

Winter 2006

 5

“I am your most obedient Servant in F.C. and L.” – What does that mean?   Copies of  letter from Morocco Post.

Winter 2006

 5

Newton County G.A.R. Post Charter Application Roster Names.  Names listed by post:  Goodland Post 57; Roselawn Post 253; Kentland or “McHolland” Post 102; Brook Post 588; Morocco Post 111; Pilot Grove Post 298, 1884 Application Roster; Mt. Ayr Post 298 1890 Application Roster.

Winter 2006

 6

Copy of letter from George Knapp regarding Brook G.A.R. Post Comrades

Winter 2006

 7

Reunited Again, Old Soldiers and Settlers Have a Grand Time – 13th Annual G.A.R. Reunion held here Thursday and Friday – article from Brook Reporter, September 1, 1899.  Submitted by Beth Bassett

Winter 2006

 7

Copy of  Soldier’s Reunion ribbon from September 19 & 30, ’91, Kentland, IN

Winter 2006

 7

Program for Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion, held August 24th & 25th, 1899.  Photos: 1) Civil War Veterans of the 51st Ind. Vol. Reg.; 2) Old Soldiers on Decoration Day, 1918, M.E. Rogers, C.E. Ross, S.A. Means, M.E. Alexander, T.W. Burton. J.D. Conklin, John Lowe, C.A. Woods; 3) War Mothers of Kentland, date unknown, reproduced from Kentland Centennial Book, 1960

Winter 2006

 8

Historically Yours, by Donna LaCosse – “The Hoosier Heritage” magazine, first car was manufactured in Indiana; flood of 1913

Winter 2006

 9

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Winter 2006

 9

Focus on Families – McCurtain – Brunton Families by Nancy Honn, granddaughter of Luther Brunton.  Photos: Luther Brunton, Amy (Ellis) Brunton

Winter 2006

 10

Photos: 1) children of Luther and Amy Brunton, Arlie, Lloyd, Altie, Ruby, Clara and Eunice; 2) the Brunton home

Winter 2006

 11

w.w.w. Who-What-Where, inquiries form web site – photo of young man in military school uniform, wanting help to identify

Winter 2006

11

People, Places & Things, Mrs. John Ade Obituary – taken form scrapbook containing newspaper obits.  Photo of Adeline Wardell (Bush) Ade

Winter 2006

 12

You Must Take the Ade-Way, submitted by Beth Bassett.  Copy of maps and description from “The Blue Book – A Standard Touring Guide of America, Middle Western Routes, Volume Three”

Winter 2006

 13

Pages of the Past, excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise, January-March 1906, transcribed by Janet Miller

Winter 2006

 14

Scrapbook from Early 1900’s Provides over 100 Newton County Obituaries by Beth Bassett

Winter 2006

 15

A Youthful Highwayman, reprinted from the Kentland Gazette, December 15, 1887, submitted by Janet Miller

Winter 2006

 16

Brook, Iroquois and Washington Township Sesquicentennial Collection 2006 – offered for sale

Winter 2006

 16

What Memorial Day Means, reprinted from the May, 1907 Brook Reporter.  Illustration shown of a G.A.R. member who has lost an arm to the war effort explaining the meaning of Memorial Day to a young boy.

Winter 2006

 17

Answers to Do You Know?

Winter 2006

 17

Decoration Day/Memorial Day History

Winter 2006

 18

Poppy Days – copy of commemorative postage stamp of Moina Michael

Winter 2006

 18

Sketch of hurricane proof wind mill, W.C. Nelson, Patentee, Kentland, IN – advertisement from Kentland Gazette, April 7, 1874, submitted by Jim Robbins

Winter 2006

 18

Does Your Family History Have Atmosphere? – Information regarding Ancestory.com, copy of column, “Along Those Lines – Establishing Atmosphere in Your Written Family History” by George C. Morgan

Winter 2006

 19

Dates Set for the Town of Brook Sesquicentennial Celebration – July 3, 4, 5, 2007

Winter 2006

 19

Copy of G.A.R. Charter for the Pilot Grove Post – original document in Indiana State Archives, submitted by Beth Bassett

Winter 2006

 20

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The Amish Settlements of Newton County by Damon Howell; section map of Jackson Township

Spring 2006

 1

Ever-changing masthead of  “The Budget”

Spring 2006

 2

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – The Brook, Iroquois and Washington Twp Sesquicentennial Collection, 1856-2006 is out

Spring 2006

 3

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Spring 2006

 3

Excerpts from “The Budget” submitted by Damon Howell

Spring 2006

 4

The Move to North Dakota; bulletin advertising free land in North Dakota

Spring 2006

 5

Ad from “The Sugar Creek Budget” advertising cure for hog cholera

Spring 2006

 6

List of Amish families that lived in the Newton-Jasper settlement

Spring 2006

 8

The Amish/Miller Cemetery ; two photos taken in 2006

Spring 2006

 9

Focus on Families: Bower-Padgett Families; Photo John and Mary “Polly” (Bower) Padgett submitted by Gernice Vera (Padgett) Gridley and Bernard (Jack) Lewis Padgett, Donald Lee Camblin, Genevera Flordora (Padgett) Carlson, Harold Smith Martin, Robert Elmer Williamson

Spring 2006

 10

Photos: 1) George W. Long, Mary Angeling (Padgett) Biesecker, Frank Douglas Best, Rachel Clementine (Padgett) Best, John Lewis Padgett, Minerva Ann (Runkle) Padgett, Joel Michael Padgett, Ida Clara (Law) Padgett, Louis Edward Camblin, Clara Adaline (Padgett) Camblin, James Ambrose Padgett, Ida Ellen (Padgett) Martin and Edgar Leonce Martin; 2) Padgett siblings – Ida Ellen (Padgett) Martin, Mary Angeline (Padgett) Biesecker, Joel Michael Padgett, John Lewis Padgett, James Ambrose Padgett, Rachel Clementine (Padgett) Best, Clara Adaline (Padgett) Camblin

Spring 2006

 11

Photo 1916 Padgett Reunion: Ed Camblin, Dan Markley, Ed Martin, Ross Padgett, Hershel Padgett, Lawson Camblin, Frank Best, Opal Padgett, Buelah Padgett, Harley Padgett, Jim Padgett, Ruby Deardurff, John Padgett, Ida Martin, John Deardurff, Effie Deardurff, Clara Camblin, Dorothy Padgett, Wanetta Deardurff, Wencil Markley, Mike Padgett, Emma Deardurff, Rachel Best, Ida Padgett, Bernadetta Markley, John Gridley, Lucille Padgett, Bethel Deardurff, Maude Padgett, Bernice Gridley, Mary Biesecker, Laura Markley, Minerva Padgett, Vivian Padgett, Howard Padgett, Susie (Whiteman) Padgett, Gilbert Best, Roy Padgett, Harold Martin

Spring 2006

 12

Attention Mt. Ayr, Jackson and Colfax Twp Residents – compiling histories for publication

Spring 2006

 13

Patience is a Virtue – So I’ve Been Told by Beth Bassett – managing the Indiana Gen Web Societies’ site

Spring 2006

 13

Photos of headstones in Amish Cemetery: 1) Fannie Nisley; 2) Amanda Hochstetler Anderson; 3) oldest stone, Catherine Hochstetler

Spring 2006

 14

Photos of unusual stones in Amish Cemetery – three hand carved and cut stones – initials and death year only

Spring 2006

 15

Pages of the Past, “The Sugar Creek Budget’ – the Amish newsletter – excerpts transcribed by Damon Howell

Spring 2006

 16

People, Places & Things – The Spitler Home and Ralph Collen.  Phone of Spitler House

Spring 2006

 17

People, Places & Things – Kent Station, 1868 – taken from book Kent Station 1868Kent Station 1868, H. C. Chandler & Co’s Business Directory for Indiana

Spring 2006

 18

w.w.w. Who-What-Where – some inquiries to the Society from our web site

Spring 2006

 18

People, Places & Things – JaLeen Bultman-Deardurff submitted by Beth Bassett – local author of The Music Teacher; photo of book and JaLee

Spring 2006

 19

Answers to Do You Know?

Spring 2006

 19

Photo of Family History Division – Bethel Kendall, Jeanette Hall, Jim Robbins, Harold LaCosse, Donna LaCosse, Janet Miller, not pictured Beth Bassett (photographer).  Working on County postcard project and discussing second printing of “Ralph, The Story of Bogus Island”

Spring 2006

 20

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The History of the Newton County Courthouse by Jim Robbins.  Photos: 1) First Benton-Jasper-Newton Courthouse, home of George Spitler, located south of Brook; 2) historical marker placed on the roadside on July 4, 1974 where the Spitler cabin once stood.

Summer 2006

 1

Photo of first Newton County Courthouse built in Kentland in 1861.

Summer 2006

 2

Copy of Newton County Enterprise, Thursday, January 23, 1902 – “Decision of Supreme Court – Judgment Affirmed in Our Famous County Seat Case”

Summer 2006

 3

Photo: Courthouse Crew, circa 1967-68 Christmas Party- John, Barce, Lowell Ford, Eugene Turnpaugh, Don Lawrence, Judge Newell Lamb, George Vann, Russell Zell, Harry Hawn, Fred Friedline, Melvin Fisher, Bob McCoy, Leona Pasel, Lloyd Brunton, Otis Anderson, Jack Haynes, Truman Musser, Margaret Snavely, Lucille Davidson, Ted Bumbleburg, Evelyn Glenn, Lucille Johnson, Walter Miller, Dorothy White, Ed Geswein, Eloise Schuster, Kay Ford, Lois Larson, John Connell, Jackie Lamb, Betty Yost, Vivian Ferguson, Pauline Hiestand, Opal Taylor, Juanita Hall, Mary Knowlton, Dorothy Kissinger, Bev Haynes, Barbara McClatchey, Mary Wirick

Summer 2006

 3

Photos, interior adornments of the Newton County Courthouse: 1) picture of Alexander J. Kent; 2) clock on main floor dedicated to Eloise Schuster, handmade by her husband; 3) radiator, one of many that heated the courthouse since its beginning in 1906

Summer 2006

 4

Second Floor of Newton County Courthouse photos: 1) Newton County Superior Court; 2) Newton County Circuit Court

Summer 2006

 5

Photos: 1) symbol of torch and stars painted on walls of Circuit Court; 2) Lady Justice ceiling of Superior Court; 3) scales of justice on bench of Circuit Court; 4) chandelier ceiling of the Circuit Court

Summer 2006

 6

Photos; 1) Courthouse shows lettering installed in 1998; 2) World War I cannon on front lawn of courthouse; 3) Stone on front lawn commemorates Kentland-Newton County Centennial 1860-1960; 4) Bench monument for Honorable Robert Smart 5) bench monument for State Trooper Todd Burman; 6) D.A.R. monument in memory of Newton County Civil War Veterans

Summer 2006

 7

Photos:  1) Newton County Courthouse, circa 1911; 2) closer look at officials in photo – names unknown

Summer 2006

 8

Photo of Newton County Courthouse taken in 2006

Summer 2006

 9

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Summer 2006

 10

People, Places & Things – Lake Village Post Cards provided by Harry Lawbaugh: 1) wagon bridge over the big ditch near Lake Village, IN; 2) Big Ditch Lake Village, IN; 3) Kankakee River near Lake Village; 4) , 5) both cards Kankakee River View, believed from Sumava Resorts, IN; 6) builders of Lake Village School

Summer 2006

 11

Focus on Families – Cooper Families: William Wilbert, Roy and Amy. Photo of William and Catherine (Holstein) Cooper, 50th wedding anniversary

Summer 2006

 12

Photos Cooper Family: 1) Wilbert, Esther, Gerald, Floyd, Bob, Roy, Richard, Joan, Kay, Joyce; 2) Wilbert and Esther (Sage) Cooper

Summer 2006

 13

Cooper photos: 1) Avalynne and Roy Cooper; 2) Gary and Karen (Sanders) Cooper; 3) Gary & Karen’s daughters – Autumn, Meagan, Kristen, Erin, Heather, Laura, Kara and Leah; 4) Bill, Debra, Marylynne, Trevor, Chelsea Cooper

Summer 2006

 14

Photo – Amy H. Cooper

Summer 2006

 15

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – Jaleen Deardurff of Rensselaer, published author

Summer 2006

 16

Re-consecration of Graves – graves of William and Margaret Niesz, Thomas Montgomery; Photos of stone conditions before and after restoration

Summer 2006

 16

Quill & Ink featuring Newton County Poetry and Prose:  1) Fences by Helen (McCabe) Thompson, Brook; 2) Barefoot Days by Shirley (Boyd) Storey, Morocco; 3) Little River by Bettie Morris Magee, Morocco

Summer 2006

 17

The 1956 Basketball Sectional Champs:  The Morocco Beavers by 2006 North Newton High School McCray Scholarship winner Kevin Wiseman.  Photos: 1) Sectional Champs – John Cronke, Jim Lodes, Don Hunter, Dave Rybarski, John Kessler, Tom Shuey, Dave Brandt, Frank Stucker, Gene Deardurff, Dave Boyd, Dale Purkey, Gene Hendryx, Les Kline, Calvin Schultz; 2) State Street Morocco, ca 1949

Summer 2006

 18

1957 Goodland High School Grad Joe McConnell Voice of Purdue Football Shares Memories of Newton County Basketball, submitted by Kay Babcock.  Photo of Joe McConnell

Summer 2006

 19

My Father: Steve Thomas by 2006 South Newton High School McCray Scholarship Winner Andrew Wayne Thomas

Summer 2006

 20

Damon Howell photos: Enos School, 1916 classroom photo; 2) Templeton School, located at the SW corner of 100W and 400N – Bernice Kitts, teacher, Esther Howell, Ewart Howell, Arthur Howell, Eldon Howell

Summer 2006

 20

North Star Cemetery, Jackson Twp Undergoes Total Renovation in 2006, submitted by Beth Bassett.  Two photos of North Star Cemetery after restoration

Summer 2006

 21

We’ve Come a Long Way from the Well House – two photos of interior of Newton County Historical Society’s new Resource Center

Summer 2006

 21

The Brook Cannon by Kyle D. Conrad – history of Civil War cannon; photo of Doug Gerbracht preparing to fire newly refurbished Griffen Gun; photo of markings on the end of cannon barrel

Summer 2006

 22

w.w.w. Who-What-Where – inquiries from our web site

Summer 2006

 22

Answers to Do You Know?

Summer 2006

 22

Stories and Pictures of the Brook Sesquicentennial Celebration, July 1-4, 2006. Photos: 1) Four Cooper brothers putting “caps” on wheat shocks; 2) Binding the wheat; 3) threshing set up and working; 4) Ben “Uncle Sam” Combs, on 75th anniversary float; 5) Pistol-Packin’ Pastor Ken Marsh; 6) cast of melodrama “The Brook Bank Robbery’

Summer 2006

 23

2006 Cooper Clan Gathering’s Parade Dress – photo of Chelsea, Erin, Laura, Kristen, Meagan, Heather, Trevor, Marylynne, Autumn, Grandpa Roy, Grandma Avalynne

Summer 2006

 23

Invitation to all to Grand Opening Newton County Historical Society Resource Center, Monday, November 20, 2006

Summer 2006

 24

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Stock Farms in Newton County by Beth Bassett – Homestead Stock Farm, Samuel G. Kindig; Oak Dene Stock Farms, Jennie M. Conrad; Fairwood Stock Farm, Clyde Herriman, Eggleston Farm, C. L. Constable; Elmdale Stock Farm, Sumner H. Dickinson; Riverside Farm, Will Martin; Home of White Leghorns, Frances Jessen; Crystal Spring Stock Farm, Rolland Ade; Riverview Farm, Harry Warr

Fall 2006

 1

Photo: Oak Dene litter of “Spotties”

Fall 2006

 1

Photo: A. Buster Wonder, owned by B. L. Shonkwiler

Fall 2006

 2

Photos: 1); 2)  Views of Eggleston Farm owned by C. L. Constable and Son

Fall 2006

 3

Advertisement of Eggleston Farm with photo of cattle

Fall 2006

 3

Photos of Maple Grove Stock Farm and ad for S. H. Dickinson’s Aberdeen Angus Herd

Fall 2006

 4

Photos: King Chamberlain farm from 1916 Standard Atlas of Newton County

Fall 2006

 4

Photo and article:  King Hereford Sire, Perfection Fairfax

Fall 2006

 5

Ads from 1916 Standard Atlas of Newton County

Fall 2006

 6

Photos and ads for Catalpa Grove and Poultry Plant, Maple Drive Stock Farm from 1916 Standard Atlas of Newton County

Fall 2006

 7

Focus on Families – John and William Darrroch, submitted by Beth Bassett.  Photos: 1) The Honorable William Darroch; 2) home of William Darroch in 1916

Fall 2006

 8

The First Newton County Council submitted by Beth Bassett – Photos: Hon. Pierce Archibald, Hon. Bartley C. Neary, Hon. George H. Murphey, Hon. John B. Lyons, Hon. Warren T. McCray, Hon. Angus D. Washburn, Hon Peter S. Miller

Fall 2006

 9

Advertisers in the 1916 Atlas of Newton County. Photos of homes in Atlas: 1) J. T. Bess, Roselawn; 2) Julius Christianson home, Lake Village; 3) James R. Craig home, Thayer; 4) B. F. Davis farm, Lake Village; 5) Gailbraith farm, Goodland

Fall 2006

 10

Photos, 1916 Atlas of Newton County: 1) J. B. Ashby home, Mt. Ayr; 2) Johnson family farm, Morocco; 3) Chizum home, Morocco

Fall 2006

 11

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse.  Photos of Historical Society Open House, November 20, 2006: several photos of the Resource Center, visitors and members welcoming the guests

Fall 2006

 12

Get Your Newton County Postcards – Now Available.  Seven postcards feature Newton County Courthouse and one pictures “Bogus Island’  List of Family History Division publications.

Fall 2006

 13

Quill & Ink featuring Newton County Poetry and Prose:  Dreams of Injin Creek by W. W. Pfrimmer

Fall 2006

 14

Recipes from the Past, Bread Pudding recipe passed down from Mary Ann Schanlaub, mother of Donna LaCosse

Fall 2006

 14

w.w.w. - Who-What-Where – inquiries to Society from our website

Fall 2006

 14

People, Places & Things – Newton County’s Round Barn by Damon Howell.  Photo of round barn built by C. B. Davis, Lake Village, from “A Round Indiana” by John T. Hanou.  Diagram that C. B. Davis submitted with his article to the Indiana Farm in 1906 describing his round barn.

Fall 2006

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A Walk Around Sumava submitted by Beth Bassett.  Photo of forest scene of early Sumava.  Beautiful Newton County Resort Grew from Wilderness to Permanent Village by Allan Augustin, reprinted from Morocco Courier, August 10, 1933

Winter 2007

 1

Map found in Surveyor’s office, possibly used in promotion of sale of lots in Sumava Resorts, 1929

Winter 2007

 2

Scenes depicting summer pastimes on the Kankakee – reprinted from the Morocco Courier, August 27, 1933

Winter 2007

 3

Sumava Resort Photos from Morocco Courier, 1933

Winter 2007

 4-6

Newton County Courthouse Cornerstone Contents submitted by Beth Bassett.   Photos documenting opening of metal box in cornerstone and contents

Winter 2007

 8

Photo Morocco Public School Building reprinted from 1905 edition of Morocco Courier

Winter 2007

 9

People, Places & Things – Brothers, Jalopies – by Vic Carlson.  Photos: Bud Johnson, Bob Johnson, Dave Carlson, Vic Carlson, Ron Carlson; 2) Vic and Dave Carlson with 1932 Chevy.  A Newspaper Owner of Newton County – Allan Augustin, reprinted from Morocco Courier, June 21, 1979, written by Donna LaCosse.  Photo of Allan Augustin.

Winter 2007

 11

John R. Hershman’s 1920 Journal discovered by Great Grandson Reveals Local and Family History by Beth Bassett.  Photos of John R. Hershman and Anna E. (Lyons) Hershman

Winter 2007

 14

A Closer Look at Area Described by John R. Hershman – 1916 Iroquois Twp Plat, 1876 Iroquois Twp Plat

Winter 2007

 15

Abandoned Cemetery – 2000 map of Newton County shown indicating Niesz Cemetery; Thomas Montgomery headstone

Winter 2007

16

Fables in Slang (cartoon strip) by George Ade reprinted from 1931 Morocco Courier

Winter 2007

16

Courier Editor interviews Ned Barker, famous Newton County Hunter and Trapper – Small Game and Birds are on Increase in Newton County by Allan Augustin, reprinted from Morocco Courier, 1933.  Photo of Ned Barker and his owl “Hoot”

Winter 2007

17

Quill & Ink, local Newton County Poetry and Prose – “Home Cooking’ by Helen Thompson, Brook

Winter 2007

18

www Who-What-Where – NCHS website and Internet

Winter 2007

18

Recipes from Days Gone By – Carmel Nut Slices submitted by Nancy Jo Prue

Winter 2007

18

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse – assisting Sharon Leighty of Argos, IN with book about Amish people in Mt. Ayr area; Gerald Born and Sharyn Harvey book contains information about 1910 settlers in Roselawn, Thayer, Shelby.

Winter 2007

19

Additions to Sumava Resorts: 1) 1929 Plat of Sumava Forest Resorts found in Surveyor’s office, 2) Plat of Sumava Forest Resorts for the Second Addition found in Surveyor’s office, filed March, 1931.

Winter 2007

19

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Breaking the Sod with a Yoke of Oxen, written by John R. Hershman and submitted by Beth Bassett. Illustration of oxen breaking ground.

Spring 2007

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Photos: 1)man with oxen; 2) typical yoke 

Spring 2007

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Origin and Explanation of Land Measurements

Spring 2007

 2

Recipes from Days Gone By, submitted by Janet Miller

Spring 2007

 3

The Modern Day Betsy Ross, article and photo of Donna LaCosse adding final touch to Morocco Town Flat in 1976

Spring 2007

 3

The History of the Kentland Funeral Directors by Kyle Conrad.  Photos: 1: Daniel “Woody” Bedinger; 2) Emory Towers, Jr.; 3) Lowell Hufty; 4) Robert Hufty

Spring 2007

 4

Photos: 1) Jesse McMullan; 2) Hufty-Crane funeral coach; 3) McMullan-Stitz Funeral Home; 4) Hufty-Crane Funeral Home

Spring 2007

 5

Pages of the Past, excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise, Summer 1906, transcribed by Janet Miller

Spring 2007

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Historically Yours, by Donna LaCosse

Spring 2007

 7

Hershman family photos: 1912 photo taken when the Majestic Range was introduced in Brook.  All kids in town invited to be in picture.  Close-up of Ray E. Hershman/Luther Lyons and close up of Gladys (Hershman) Weston

Spring 2007

 7

Resource Center Gifted “Robbie Years” Memorabilia by Jim Walker

Spring 2007

 7

Quill & Ink – Chapter 27: Auto buggy, Auto Wagon to Model T; An excerpt from Sod, Seed and Sacrifice, written by Bill Funk, 1993.  Illustrations: the “auto-buggy and parts

Spring 2007

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WWW – who, what, where – items associated with our website and the Internet – The John Shannon Veatch Family.  Photos: 1) John Veatch family, ca. 1887, Cynthia, John, George, Carrie, Susannah, Marie, Elizabeth, Fan, Grace; 2) The Tea Party in Kentland 1883 – only person identified was Carrie E. Veatch; 3) Eliza (Barringer) Veatch; 4) 1888, Mrs. G. A. McCray, Mrs. C. E. Veatch, Kentland

Spring 2007

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What Good is a Map?  Historical Society gifted with a map containing information, landowners – 1874-1876

Spring 2007

 10

Copy of Beaver Township 1870’s map and reproduced article re: early settlers

Spring 2007

 11

Focus on Families – The Hershman Family by Beth Bassett

Spring 2007

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Photo:  House believed to be 1872 built Hershman home, Ray E., Lloyd, Edna Gibbons, Clara Leavitt, Anna, John R.   Photo is ca 1892.

Spring 2007

 13

Photos: 1) Anna (Lyons) Hershman; 2) John R. Hershman; 3) Elizabeth “Bessie” Rosamond (Sayler) Hershman; 4) Ray Ellsworth Hershman; 5) Ray Ellsworth Hershman in 1892

Spring 2007

 15

Photos: Four Hershman Generations – 1) John R., Ray E., John E. Jr., John E. Sr., 1929; 2) John E. Sr., John R.,  Ray E., John E. Jr., 1933; 3) John E. Hershman, Sr., Helen Rosamond Helms, Bessie Hershman, Richard Hershman, Harold Hershman

Spring 2007

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Photos: 1) Virginia and John E. Hershman, Jr.; 2) Harold, grandson Dean, wife Helen M.; 3) Richard “Dick” and Margaret “Gene” (Harris) Hershman shortly after marriage in 1943; 4) Scott, Bessie and Joe; 5) Michael, Scott, Elizabeth, Joel Hershman

Spring 2007

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Photos: 1) Easter, 1946, John E. Hershman, Virginia Hershman, Gene Hershman, Richard Hershman, Bessie Hershman, Harold Hershman, Mark Hershman, Helen Safford Hershman, Helen R. Helms, Hubert Helms, Deanna K. Hershman, Suzanne Helms, Judith Helms, Nancy Hershman; 2) 1954, John E. Hershman, Virginia (Wilson) Hershman, Nancy Hershman, John E. Hershman, Jr.; 3) John R., Lesta Ann Gibbons; 4) Jack Hershman, Helen R. (Hershman) Helms

Spring 2007

 18

Photos: Harold Hershman Descendents: 1) Helen and Harold Hershman with Deanna and Mark; 2) Mark, wife Nancy, son Dean; 3) Dean’s children, Dominic P., Saylor Diane, Drew Patrick; 4) Robert Rodriguez, Andrew Siegel, Matt Siegel, Jim Siegel, Mary Siegel, Nancy Siegel, Charles, Siegel, Ann (Siegel) Rodriguez, Emily Rodriguez, Megan Sherwood, Matthew Sherwood, Sarah Rodriguez, Katherine Sherwood, Nicholas Rodriguez; 5) Nancy May (Hershman) and Charles Siegel; 6) Thomas Siegel, Amy Sillman, son Nathan Siegel

Spring 2007

 19

Hardware in Brook Dates Back to 1895 – The History of Dick Hershman and Sons, Inc., by Beth Bassett.  Photos: 1) Hershman’s store in 2007; 2) Joe Hershman in 1985; 3) Dick Hershman; 4) Dick posed next to appliances in store

Spring 2007

 20

Sam Rice Baseball Cards Discovered on the Internet.  Two photos of Sam Rice cards.

Spring 2007

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Newton County Historical Publications/Post Cards Available

Spring 2007

 21

NCHS & Resource Center Update.  Photos: 1) Remington Historical Society members look through collection; 2) Lincoln Elementary students, 4th grade class explore Resource Center; 3) Society meets for annual picnic

Spring 2007

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Newton County Community Foundation Awards Grant for Civil War Veteran Flag Holders; photo of flag holder placed at North Star Cemetery; photo G.A.R. symbol on flag holder

Spring 2007

 23

Previously Unmarked and Forgotten Burials now Marked – twenty unmarked burials now marked for future generations.

Spring 2007

 23

Members Urged to Participate in Society Committees

Spring 2007

 23

Volunteering their Time for History!  Photos: 1) Jim Robbins, 2) Kay Babcock, 3) Kyle Conrad

Spring 2007

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Endangered, Extirpated and Extinct Birds of Newton County by Beth Bassett. Picture of Passenger Pigeon

Summer/Fall 2007

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Photo – Trumpeter Swan

Summer/Fall 2007

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Photo – Whooping Cranes

Summer/Fall 2007

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Photo – Greater Prairie Chicken

Summer/Fall 2007

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NCHS & Resource Center Update – new lettering added to outside of building – photo

Summer/Fall 2007

 5

Resource Center Hosts D. A. R. Meeting.  Photo: Alice Musser, Marilyn Whaley, Esta Stevens, Sharon Yates, Janet Miller, Rose Ferguson, Pat Haynes, Margaret Lah, Fannie Sue Henry

Summer/Fall 2007

 5

Online with our Officers – 2007-2008 slate of officers, programs

Summer/Fall 2007

 5

Do You Know? by Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2007

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Family Documents from the Past  - documents shared by Jim Robbins; copy of “Article of Agreement to Set a Sawmill – Fair Oaks, Indiana, August 11, 1886”

Summer/Fall 2007

 6

Observations of the Birds in Newton County Backyards and Orchards, reprinted from John R. Hershman document, 1920, submitted by Beth Bassett.  Bird pictures included: English Sparrow, Blue Jay, Robin, Cat Bird, Fly Catcher, Cuckoo, House Wren, Flicker, Meadow Lark

Summer/Fall 2007

 7-9

Quill & Ink featuring poetry written by Newton County Residents.  “Small Change” by Marian Strosinski; “Sing Little Bird” by Shirley Boyd Storey

Summer/Fall 2007

 9

What Good is a Map? Submitted by Janet Miller – Jefferson Twp, Newton County, 1874-1876 Landowners

Summer/Fall 2007

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Copy of Jefferson Twp map, ca 1873

Summer/Fall 2007

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Focus on Families – French Family of Goodland, by Beth Bassett.  Photo French family: Addie, Joann, Judy, Owen “Duke”, Doris, Jake, Fannie

Summer/Fall 2007

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Ancestry.com forms: Diagram A – Family Group Record free download; Diagram B – census form

Summer/Fall 2007

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Diagram C – 1860 US Federal Census – Vermillion County, Helt Township, Indiana – French family members listed

Summer/Fall 2007

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Photo – Towbridge Cemetery, 2007 – members of French family interred here

Summer/Fall 2007

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French Family Photographs: 1) Jake French, Jacob French; 2) Addie and Jake; 3) Doris (Kay), Jake, Fannie (Hoyse) French; 4) Owen F. “Duke”, Doris (Kay) French, Richard “Dick” French

Summer/Fall 2007

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French Family Photographs: 1) Jake French; 2) Richard French and wife Arlene French; 3) Goodland Depot and soldier; 4) Dolan Garge of Goodland

Summer/Fall 2007

 17

Pages of the Past, excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise, Summer, 1918, transcribed by Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2007

 18

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse

Summer/Fall 2007

 19

It’s a Family Tradition – send them in!

Summer/Fall 2007

 19

Recipes from Days Gone By – Peanut Butter Fudge submitted by Jeanette Hall

Summer/Fall 2007

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Pioneers in Attendance – Old Settler’s Reunion in Bunkum, IL in1879 - list of names provided by Greta Taylor.  Jim Robbins provided document with signature of Civil War Vet and Recorder, John Higgins dated 1893.

Summer/Fall 2007

 20

Understanding Epitaphs on Tombstones – translations of Latin inscriptions

Summer/Fall 2007

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Sharing Family History – photo of People’s Drug Store in Morocco from 1941-42, Earl Coatney, Bertha James and Ross Padgett.

Summer/Fall 2007

 21

Newton County Historical Publications/Post Cards Available

Summer/Fall 2007

 22

Now You Know!

Summer/Fall 2007

 22

Demonstration Notice!   Resource Center microfilm reader demonstration, training session and installation.

Summer/Fall 2007

 22

Essay – “The Town of Conrad”, by 2007 North Newton High School McCray Scholarship Winner, Phylicia Kelly

Summer/Fall 2007

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Essay – “The 2006 South Newton Rebel Football Team” by 2007 South Newton High School McCray Scholarship Winner, Phillip J. Westrick

Summer/Fall 2007

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Date of Newcomer

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Saga of Beaver Lake by John J. Yost, submitted by Beth Bassett.  Map indicates original size of Beaver Lake Bed.

Winter 2008

1

1876 Atlas Depicts size of Beaver Lake

Winter 2008

2

Photo:  Bogus Island as it appeared in Morocco Centennial Book

Winter 2008

3

Photo:  Bogus Island as it appeared in 1923 article by Sidney Schanlaub in Indianapolis Star

Winter 2008

4

Copy of Michael Bright’s Plat of the Beaver Lake Bed

Winter 2008

5

Michael J. Bright’s Plat – This description was recorded with his map of the Beaver Lake Bed, 1857

Winter 2008

6

Illustration of John J. Yost by R. Dean Ford from his “The Quasqui Collection”, published 1985

Winter 2008

8

Online with our Officers, list of officers, recent programs

Winter 2008

9

Resource Center Update, recent acquisitions, photo of Resource Center

Winter 2008

9

Member Observations – David Dye of Goodland shares Newton County History, submitted by Beth Bassett.  Copy of ad for Aitchandee shock absorbers, The H. & D. Company, Inc. Goodland, IN

Winter 2008

10

Lottie’s Marbles by David L. Dye

Winter 2008

10

Photo of Lottie’s Marbles as shown on e-bay

Winter 2008

11

Getting Family Memories submitted by David Dye

Winter 2008

11

One of the Older Homes in Goodland contributed by David Dye; Two photos/views of the Sheldon House: 1) Minnie Sheldon and her mother, Katherine E. (Murray) Sheldon; 2) Older version of house in horse and buggy days

Winter 2008

11

Focus on Families – The Foresman Turkey Lady submitted by Beth Bassett;  photo of Wilbert and Esther (Sage) Cooper

Winter 2008

12

Photo Richard, Jean, Roy, Esther and Kay (Cooper) with turkeys in 1945-46

Winter 2008

13

Pages of the Past, excerpts from The Newton County Enterprise, Winter, 1908, transcribed by Janet Miller

Winter 2008

14

Photo, Railroad Grade Builders, 1906

 Winter 2008

15

Quill & Ink, featuring writings of Newton County residents; Steam Train by Bill Herbert; two photos of Steam Train

Winter 2008

16

Photo of Steam Train at Logansport Festival

Winter 2008

17

Steam Train Remembered by David W. Miller

Winter 2008

17

Photo of envelope with return address of Stream Train submitted by Dave Miller

Winter 2008

18

Remembering the King Who Was a Welcome Visitor, from John Yost column in The Newton County Enterprise, December 20, 2006

Winter 2008

18

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse; update on Newton County architectural survey project by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana

Winter 2008

19

Do You Know? submitted by Janet Miller

Winter 2008

19

Recipes from Days Gone By, Copper Penny Salad, submitted by Donna LaCosse

Winter 2008

19

w.w.w. who…what…where – inquiries from our website; Two photos of ’55 Ford – Current Owners of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird seeks Original Roots; An Inquiry from Across the Pond – Morocco connection; Tebo Family inquiry

Winter 2008

20-21

He’s Identified 265 Civil Ware Burials, but Still Needs our Help – Kyle Conrad’s efforts to place GAR plaques on our Civil Ware Veterans continues

Winter 2008

21

Now You Know! Janet Miller’s answers

Winter 2008

22

Ad for just released Newton County Historical Society, Family History Division Volume II Coloring Book

Winter 2008

22

First Recorded Transfer of Beaver Lake Lands reprinted from Al Cummin’s web site; The Land Owners – Sherburne Earling; Merlin Karlock

Winter 2008

23

Chain of Title of Bogus Island reprinted from Al Cummin’s web site

Winter 2008

23

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The Making of a Small Town – Roselawn, 1880-1882 by Beth Bassett

Spring 2008

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Photo: Bird’s eye view of Roselawn, postcard, postmarked Sept 4, 1904

Spring 2008

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Photo:  Roselawn Depot, undated, NCHS collection

Spring 2008

2

Roselawn Plat, June 28, 1882

Spring 2008

3

Bullet Scarred Car of Famous Outlaw, John Dillinger, Found . Contributed by Chuck and Dennis Farrell – account typed up by their mother many years ago.

Spring 2008

4

Photo: John Dillinger bullet scarred car

Spring 2008

4

Historically Yours by County Historian, Donna LaCosse.  Donna retiring as County Historian, passing of Jim Robbins.

Spring 2008

4

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller (Answers on page 19)

Spring 2008

5

Photo: Kentland Rotary Group on bicycles, Ralph Bower, Lyle Hunter?, George Tilton, Chaffee Shirk, John Cochrane, Bob Batton,  Jess McMullan, Bud Baumer

Spring 2008

5

On Line with our Officers – Events at the Resource Center and recent programs

Spring 2008

6

Photos: Resource Center Events, 1) Sue Humphrey & Darlene Truby at Coloring Book Open house; 2) Jim Robbins speaking to South Newton & Lincoln Elementary 4th graders; 3) Harold & Donna LaCosse, Becky Lyons & Avalynne Cooper., Coloring Book Open House; 4) Goodland Red Hat Club mtg at Resource Center; 5) Grant II Extension Homemakers mtg

Spring 2008

6

2008 McCray Scholarship Winner Ian Reed and his essay on “Controversy – County Seat – Courthouse

Spring 2008

7

2008 Historical Coloring Contest Winners

Spring 2008

7

A Look at the Heritage of the Residents of Lincoln Township by Beth Bassett.  Census records from 1880 for Lincoln Twp.

Spring 2008

8-9

Photo: Roselawn taken in 1955

Spring 2008

9

Focus on Families – John Williams Sapp Family, Goodland, Indiana

Spring 2008

10

Photo, circa 1902/03, Teressa Ellen (Rogers) Sapp; John Williams Sapp and a baby(?),  wife/husband; Rev. John Wesley Sapp, Sarah Olive (Lester) Sapp, wife/husband; Abraham C. Lester, (father of Sarah); “Linnie” (Malinda Sapp), daughter of John and Sarah from Sapp Family Collection

Spring 2008

10

Photo: Goodland – livery (firehouse now) run by J. W. Sapp, house used currently as Gert’s Funeral Home.

Spring 2008

11

Photos: Children of John W. Sapp – 1) Hester Sapp; 2) J.W. Sapp, Civil War era; 3) William Henry Sapp; 4) William Sapp; 5) George Rogers Sapp; 6) John Wesley Sapp; 7) Needham Sapp; 8) Sue Mable Sapp

Spring 2008

12

Civil War Memories of John William Sapp, A soldier’s personal account

Spring 2008

13

What Good is a Map?  Submitted by Janet Miller – Information regarding maps of Beaver, Washington, & Jefferson Townships, circa 1874-1876.

Spring 2008

14

Washington Township map, 1873, early settlers.

Spring 2008

15

Quill & Ink, Martha’s Legacy, by Carol (Kellenberger) Stonecipher

Spring 2008

16

Recipes from Days Gone By, Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake, submitted by Becky Lyons

Spring 2008

17

Teachers Gather in Goodland in 1893 – article and photo

Spring 2008

17

Mt. Ayr photos (donated by Janet (Chamberlain) Burton.  1) Mt. Ayr class of 1917-1918, Hazel Jenkins, Faith Lambert, Jennie Benson, Ruby Standish, Vera Wicher, Vera Standish, Lera Standish, Ellsworth Warren, Ernest Harris, Lysle Elijah, Herbert Miller, Percy Chamberlain, Frances Warren, teacher unknown; 2) Mt. Ayr Hotel with Frank and Mary Johnson in horse and buggy.

Spring 2008

18

Morocco Businesses – 1881 A Stroll through the Ages, submitted by Beth Bassett

Spring 2008

18

Photos: Mt. Ayr Band, 1919, Dick Harris, Gilbert Brown, Robert Hufty, Forest Asby, Perry Stucker, Ernest Corbin, Charlie Longwell, Carl Faylor, Fred Hardy, Bill Faylor, Cecil Shaw, Loran Snow, Donald Lynch, Hamlin Crisler, Kenneth Lynch, Clarence Corbin, Charlie Lynch, Mr. Tranbarger, Burdette Honn, Lloyd Blankenbaker, Bruce Summers; 2) Mt. Ayr Railroad Station Interior, postcard showing A. J. Hufty, agent of Mt. Ayr Depot.

Spring 2008

19

Bogus Island, by Jim Robbins – text used by Jim Robbins when he gave presentations on Bogus Island.

Spring 2008

20

Family History Division Republishes “Hoosier Hunting Grounds” or “The Beaver Lake Trail” with picture of book cover and four of the illustrations contained in the book and drawn by local artists Mary Krueger, Greta Taylor, Mary Turnball, Ruth Warrick

Spring 2008

21

Goodland photos from David Dye website http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/y/e/David-Lee-Dye-INDIANA/index.html: 1) C.S. and A. Depot; 2) Goodland Hotel (Sluz Tavern); 3) Goodland Pan Handle Depot (postcard); 4) Masonic Lodge 1920’s – 1930’s; 5) Threshing Rig, 1914; Grant Twp Schools – 1) Constable School #6, 2) First school house in Goodland; 3) Constable School #6, circa 1900

Spring 2008

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In Pursuit of the Colony of Tripoli

Summer/Fall 2008

1

Original plat of the colony of Tripoli

Summer/Fall 2008

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1916 Newton County Plat book shows location of Tripoli and nearby landowners

Summer/Fall 2008

2

Photos (two) of an early Republican Auto Rally submitted by Anne Meyer of Goodland

Summer/Fall 2008

3

Historically Yours by County Historian Donna LaCosse with photo of Donald O. Leming, WWII veteran from Goodland

Summer/Fall 2008

4

Do You Know Your Newton County? By Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2008

4

Persons Who Were Served by Carrier Romig on Daily Kentland Rural Routes in 1903, by Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2008

4

On a Trip to Mt. Ayr, from Morocco Courier 1914

Summer/Fall 2008

5

Morocco Courier newspaper ads for Mt. Ayr businesses, 1914

Summer/Fall 2008

5

Goodland – A Review of Business Interests and People, from The Goodland Herald and Journal – Saturday, January 19, 1901 – newspapers owned by Anne Meyer

Summer/Fall 2008

6

Photos: Founding Fathers of Goodland – David Creek, Blake Wilson, William Foster, home of James Carney

Summer/Fall 2008

6

Photos: Prominent Members of the Goodland Community – Milton L. Humston, M.D.; Warren Wilson, Horse and Mule Trader; Bartley C. Neary, Farmer and Council Member; Richard Hall, Land Owner

Summer/Fall 2008

7

Focus on Families – Coming Back to Hybarger Roots in Newton County

Summer/Fall 2008

8

Photos: Tombstones of Amos and Daniel Hybarger in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Newton County, IN

Summer/Fall 2008

8

Photo: Andrew Hybarger, blacksmith, with fellow workers.

Summer/Fall 2008

9

Photo: The Neely family, Wilson, Arthur, Ada Irene, Clair, and Marion Lucille

Summer/Fall 2008

10

Photo: Arthur, Marion and Clair Neely

Summer/Fall 2008

11

Photos:  Ada Irene (Highbarger) and Wilson Neely in later years

Summer/Fall 2008

11

Those Were the Days-Or Were They? By Lenore (Hord) Allen

Summer/Fall 2008

11

Photos: (1) Dr. Ethan Allen and Daughter Helene; (2) Lenore (Hord) Allen and daughter Helene

Summer/Fall 2008

12

History of the Goodland Depot submitted by Anne Meyer, Goodland Preservation Society

Summer/Fall 2008

13

Photos- three of the Goodland Depot

Summer/Fall 2008

13

Working to Preserve Morocco’s Heritage submitted by Tim Storey (Renewed Heritage)

Summer/Fall 2008

14

Photos: (1) Old Morocco Laundromat and artist’s rendering of how the building could look; (2) Photo of the former Seller’s Service Station

Summer/Fall 2008

14

Photo: E. O. Smith, Home Builder (Goodland0

Summer/Fall 2008

15

Photos: (1) A. P. Hawn’s gasoline light machine invention; (2) E. A. Perkins and a model of the Perkins Windmill; (3) Otis Shepherd, Stock & Grain Raiser

Summer/Fall 2008

16

Pages of the Past, submitted by Janet Miller, excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise, Fall, 1908

Summer/Fall 2008

17

On Line With Our Officers submitted by President Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2008

19

Resource Center Report by Beth Bassett with Photos: third grade class visitors; Larry Lyons giving young visitors a presentation on Beaver Lake; Janet Miller and Sue Humphrey decorating Resource Center windows with a holiday theme

Summer/Fall 2008

19

Facts About the Kankakee River, submitted by Sig Boezeman, reprinted from Richard C. Schmal’s Pioneer History, first appeared in the March 25, 2003 Lowell Tribune

Summer/Fall 2008

20

Photos: (1) Fogli’s Resort, located in “Water Valley” also known as the Shelby-Thayer area; (2) view of drive past Fogli’s Resort, Water Valley, on the Kankakee River; (3) Ahlgrim’s Bayou, August 1905, on the Kankakee River; (4) Diana Hunt Club, 1905, Thayer, Indiana

Summer/Fall 2008

20-21

Quill & Ink:  Preserving History – The Legacy of Anna (Barker) Marlin by Connie Kingman, includes two photos of Anna (Barker) Marlin

Poems – “Canowaga River” by Anna Barker Marlin and “Prairie” by Helen Thompson

Summer/Fall 2008

22

Now You Know Your County of Newton! by Janet Miller

Summer/Fall 2008

23

Ad from the Boss Washing Machine Company extracted from 1918 Morocco Courier

Summer/Fall 2008

23

Photo: The Monon Trestle – Roselawn – the Iron Horse, shared by Sig Boezeman

Summer/Fall 2008

23

Newton County on State Christmas Tree – ornament designed by David Herriott of Kentland

Summer/Fall 2008

23

Moroko Theatre show program from 1954 donated by Jean (Bridgeman) Leavitt

Summer/Fall 2008

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The Snowstorm of 1967 by Beth Bassett

Winter 2009

1

Photos: (1) Stranded trucks and automobiles await the arrival of the National Guard to open US 41 South bound to travel during 1967 winter storm (The Villager photo); (2) National Guard’s 60 ton tank that broke the path cleaning US 41 in 1967.  (The Villager photo)

Winter 2009

1

Photos:  5 photographs of storm scenes

Winter 2009

2

On Line With Our Officers, submitted by Janet Miller  – Morocco Courier microfilm project, Donna (Lopp) Ekstrom donation of information on Ulrich Kenoyer family, Family History Division basic genealogy clinic, Carl Carpenter speaker at October NCHS meeting, Christmas “Open House” at Resource Center, Index for Marg Carlson’s book “Kentland’s Scrapbook – World War II”, 2010 County Sesquicentennial.

Winter 2009

3

Resource Center Update, submitted by Beth Bassett – Window displays, donations, new Power Point presentation “Beaver Lake, It’s Fowl and Fauna”, increase in visitors to Center, progress on Newton County courthouse documents, reminder to alumni groups – school newspaper collection

Winter 2009

3

The Brook Picture Shows by Beth Bassett.  Four (4) photos of the Brook Theatre (exterior and interior) and a diagram of the layout.

Winter 2009

4

Copy of Brook Theatre promotion - following movie stars present – Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Jack Buetel, Joy Windsor, Edward Bernds.  Photos: (3) of the visiting movie stars

Winter 2009

5

Historically Yours by County Historian, Donna LaCosse.  Photos from Morocco Courier, published in 1967.  (1) Former gas station at the corner of State Street & Main Street in Morocco? (2) Murphy’s Law Office, Morocco (3) View of State Street, Morocco

Winter 2009

6

Web Site Inquiry, by Beth Bassett regarding the poem featured in this issue, The Lost Child

Winter 2009

7

Quill & Ink, Featuring local poetry and prose.  The Lost Child, by William Pfrimmer, the Kankakee Poet.

Winter 2009

7

Early Land Holders of Newton CountyColfax County - John J. Lawler, George Hillis, reprinted from the History of Jasper and Newton Counties, 1916; submitted by Beth Bassett

Winter 2009

8

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Winter 2009

9

Pages of the Past, submitted by Janet Miller, excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise, Winter 1959

Winter 2009

10

Photo:  Published in 1967 Morocco Courier.  Street scene in Morocco taken in early 1900’s.  Display of equipment by H.S. Irvin, who then owned Jim Daddow’s Harness Shop.

Winter 2009

10

Photo: Guess Who ‘Tis - published in 1967 Morocco Courier – not known who the people are in the picture

Winter 2009

11

1900 Federal Census – Residents of Jackson Township, by Beth Bassett

Winter 2009

12

1916 Plat Map of Jackson Township

Winter 2009

12

1900 Jackson Township Occupations (and names)

Winter 2009

13

Naturalization of 1900 Jackson Residents – names, countries of origin

Winter 2009

13

Jackson Township, 1900 Farmers

Winter 2009

13

Meals to the Fields, stories gathered by Becky Lyons, featuring memories of Roy Cooper, Carol Light, Diane (Lash) Elijah, Esther Barten, Mary Lou Coussens

Winter 2009

14

Photo: Group of Farmers gathered for dinner, submitted by Beth Bassett

Winter 2009

14

Jerome Voglund Threshing Crew 1917, photo loaned to Newton County Enterprise by Ed Brees, Kentland, published February 12, 1970.  Photo: Howard Clutteur, Ed Tebo, Charles Lewis, White Harbison, Milroy Voglund, Leslie Voglund, Warren Columbe, Ed Brees, Clyde Herriman, Albert Collen, Charles B. Mallatt, Wilson Spaulding, Fred Spitler, Winton Jacobs, Amel Taylor, Frank Brewer, Frank Martin, Harley Padgett, Frank Troup, Thomas Kane, Ed (Frenchie) Polen.

Winter 2009

16

Nostalgic Moments – Pets, by Beth Bassett.  Stories submitted by Beth Bassett, Robert Bridgeman and Norma Jean (Bridgeman) Leavitt, Bob Prue, Janet (Chamberlain) Burton.  Photos: Lorene Bassett pictures with “Sport’, Lawson Clark being pulled by his pet goat and posing with his dogs, Janet Burton pictured with pet lamb, “Baby.”

Winter 2009

17

Nostalgic Moments, by Beth Bassett – Memories of the preparation of the summer garden on the farm.

Winter 2009

18

Now You Know Your County of Newton, by Janet Miller.

Winter 2009

19

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Historical Facts Abound in Bill Bat’s “Hoosier Hunting Ground or The Beaver Lake Trail” Submitted by Beth Bassett

Spring 2009

1-2 & 4-5

Sketch of hunter/trapper’s dugout drawn by Mary Turnbull and picture of a dugout cave

Spring 2009

1

Photo simply titled “a trapper” in 1985 History of Jasper County

Spring 2009

2

Examples of beaver skin hats

Spring 2009

2

On Line With Our Officers, Submitted by President Janet Miller Photos: 1) Resource Window Display – “A Salute of Newton County Alumni”; 2) Glenn Miller display; 3) Members old prom dresses on display; 3) Kentland Girl Scout Troop 2097 tour – Breanna Jones, Leader Patricia Hudak, Candice Hudak, Chrystal Richardson; 4) South Newton Elementary 4th grade class tour

Spring 2009

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Photos of Herbs/Plants/Trees/Shrubs Used for Eating and Healing 1) Spikenard; 2) Wild Sarsaparilla; 3) Black Haw; 4) Seneca Snake Root; 5) Wild Onions; 6) Anise; 7) May Apple; 8) White Oak tree; 9) White Oak acorns; 10) Basswood; 11) Aspen; 12: Dutchman’s Breechers

Spring 2009

4&5

1962 photo of Newton County Registered Nurses touring Eli Lilly in Indianapolis: Mary Farrell, R.N., Goodland; Head Nurse George Ade Hospital Helen Borman, R.N.; Director of Nurses, George Ade Memorial Hospital Mari Lois Anderson, R.N.; Evelyn Evers, R.N., Staff Nurse at George Ade; Edith Dexter, R.N., 11-7 Supervisor, George Ade; Carolyn Morgan, Staff Nurse, Private Duty; Patricia Barce, R.N., Private Duty; Shirley Merchant, R.N., Private Duty; Dorothy Bower, R.N. Surgery Supervisor; Dorothy White, R.N., Newton County Public Health Nurse

Spring 2009

5

Resource Center Report by Beth Bassett – list of available resources

Spring 2009

6

Visit to Turkey Foot Grove and Bull Foot Grove, Beaver Township, Submitted by Darlene Truby

Spring 2009

7

Photos: 1) Bull Foot Grove; 2) Map of Beaver Township indicating Bull Foot and Turkey Foot Groves; 3) Turkey Foot Grove

Spring 2009

7

Historically Yours by County Historian, Donna LaCosse

Spring 2009

8

Photo Lake Village Gas Station, 1944 submitted by Joanne Iwinski Miller

Spring 2009

8

George Ade’s Atwater Kent Radio with photo 1) A. Atwater Kent, Sr. and 2) Advertisement for Atwater Kent Radio with radio pictured in George Ade’s home and his testimonial

Spring 2009

9

Do You Know Your Newton County? By Janet Miller

Spring 2009

9

Focus on Newton County Families – The Steinbachs – Home is Where Your Story Begins, Submitted by David J. Steinbach  Photo of Michael Steinbach

Spring 2009

10-13

Photo: Edward and Lillian Steinbach in the 1920’s

Spring 2009

11

Photos: 1) Edward Steinbach in the 1930’s Lillian in 1940’s; 2) Steinbach children in 1919 – Cecilia & Marie, Edward Jr. & Marg; Family home on Iroquois Drive, Kentland, IN

Spring 2009

12

Photos: 1) Edward Jr. and Agnes Steinbach 1944; 2) 1936 Kentland C.Y.O. basketball team: Edward J. Steinbach, Jr. and Edward Steinbach Sr. Coach; 3) 1930 Kentland High School football team

Spring 2009

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Photo 1913 Kentland High School Football Team, contributed by Terry Dieter - Coach, Kenny McCain, Harvey Dixon, Guy Littlejohn, Coach Bernard Hassett, Alford Armold, ?, Chub Ade, Ed Cassidy, John Ade?, Stanley Kemp, Paul Cunningham, Roy Dixon

Spring 2009

13

Quill & Ink – Featuring local poetry and prose: 1) Vic Carlson’s Memories; 2) Nancy Lopp's poem “Life in a Small Town”

Spring 2009

14-15

Photos: 1) 1953 picture of Mary Jane Padgett on Ade School steps; 2) Teachers at Ade School approximately 1943: Hazel Deardurff, Phyllis Merrill, Wilbur Hays and Virginia Dobson. Photos contributed by Judy Schultz

Spring 2009

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Pages of the Past, Submitted by Janet Miller – Excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise, Spring 1891

Spring 2009

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Map: Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area, Nature Conservancy trails, path through Conrad Station, Holley Savannah, Northstar Cemetery and more!

Spring 2009

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Recipes of the Past – Recipes from old cookbook including possum, grouse, squirrel pie, hasenpfeffer, roast squirrel, Brunswick stew; Uncle Dave’s Apple Cake and Uncle Dave’s Cabbage & Beet Soup; Uncle Dave’s Cajun Meatloaf

Spring 2009

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Did You Know Your Newton County? By Janet Miller – Answers to questions on page 9

Spring 2009

19

Nostalgic Memories – Summertime Fun, By Beth Bassett

Spring 2009

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View PDF of Summer 2009

The Cowichan Tribe Totem Pole – Beaver Township

Summer 2009

 

Meanings of the Images on the Cowichan Pole and photos

Summer 2009

2 & 20

Photo of the Cowichan Totem Pole

Summer 2009

1 & 2

On Line with Our Officers

Summer 2009

3

Membership Information

Summer 2009

1

Photo of Ron Humphrey, Larry Lyons and other at annual meeting

Summer 2009

3

George Ade: How He Supplemented His Income by Carol Light

Summer 2009

4

Photo of Ade farm, Brookside, 1912 and 1955

Summer 2009

4

Photo of Ade farms, Streight, Brecourt and Riverside, 1955

Summer 2009

5

Historical Crossword#1 by Nancy Jo Prue and Beth Bassett

Summer 2009

6

Photo of Ade farms, Hazelden and County Chairman, 1955

Summer 2009

6

He Winged His Bird: JW Tanner Shoots a House Breaker, NCE 1898

Summer 2009

7

Do You Know Your County of Newton: Punkin Vine Fair Trivia

Summer 2009

7

McCray Scholarship winner Corinne Burton, SNHS, Orchard Lake Stock Farm; also photo of the Sale Pavillion in 2009 relocated in White County

Summer 2009

8

2009 Coloring Contest Winners

Summer 2009

8

Historically Yours by Donna LaCosse

Summer 2009

9

Morocco in 1856, article from 1891

Summer 2009

9

Civil War Trivia: How did the 51st Regiment Keep Their Tents Warm?

Summer 2009

9

A Donation from South Carolina, china cup with Griggs Church, Goodland

Summer 2009

9

Newton County and the Spanish American War by Beth Bassett

Summer 2009

10

Time line of the Spanish American War

Summer 2009

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Patriotic Kentland – Reserve Military Company Organized Over Night, NCE 1898

Summer 2009

11

Banner photo of the 161st Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, Infantry of Spanish/American War

Summer 2009

12

Some of the Newton County Volunteers in the Spanish-American War

Summer 2009

12

Photo of Thomas Utley grave stone, Spanish-American War Vet

Summer 2009

12

Photos of S/A War Vets Robert “Orth” Graves and Bert Dorton

Summer 2009

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Other Spanish American War Notes

Summer 2009

14

Publications for Sale on Beaver Lake

Summer 2009

14

DeKoker’s Garage and Allis Chalmers Dealership

Summer 2009

14

A Tour of Willow Slough

Summer 2009

15

The Islands of Murphey Lake – and Other Stories

Summer 2009

15

Photos of Murphey Lake

Summer 2009

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Photo of the 1904 Morocco Football Team

Summer 2009

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Focus on Families – Jacob C. Nottingham Family History

Summer 2009

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Pages of the Past, Kentland, Lake Village, Brook, Roselawn, Goodland, Washington Township, Conrad and Morocco Notes from the Summer 1909

Summer 2009

18

Searching for Family Photos: Jane Anderson looking for Hopkins lineage

Summer 2009

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Date of Newcomer

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Dick Potts, the Hurry’n Hoosier by Beth Bassett

Winter 2010

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Photo of #92 1936 Coupe with a 47 Ford engine at Rensselaer Raceway, 1961

Winter 2010

1

Photos of Dick Potts and his cars over the years

Winter 2010

2, 4 & 5

On Line With Our Officers: Report of Society; Family History/Resource Center Updates; Membership information

Winter 2010

3

Photo of Dick and Tressie Potts; Charles “Kite” Potts; Fourth Grade class of 1946, Morocco Elementary. Miss Murphey, teacher

Winter 2010

6

Historically Yours, updates by County Historian Donna LaCosse

Winter 2010

7

Do you know your County of  Newton: Morocco High School, Kentland, Settler, Lake Village and Goodland Trivia

Winter 2010

7

Photo of the Morocco Bowling Alley, 1930s

Winter 2010

7

World War One Bonus Bonds by Beth Bassett

Winter 2010

8

Photo of Bonus Bond Application

Winter 2010

8

Bonus Bond Payments Made Through the Kentland Legion

Winter 2010

9

Focus on Family – The Boyd Family, by Dennis Boyd

Winter 2010

10

Photos of the Boyd Family

Winter 2010

10, 11, 12 and 13

The Morocco Gymnasium

Winter 2010

14

The Morocco High School Emblem

Winter 2010

14

First Elementary and High School in Morocco

Winter 2010

15

The Schools of McClellan Township

Winter 2010

16

Photo of the original Enos School, 1915

Winter 2010

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Final Enos School, 1921-1966 photograph

Winter 2010

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Have you Noticed the Joint Grass in the Area? Scouring Rush

Winter 2010

18

The Nu-Joy Hotel

Winter 2010

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Photos of the Nu-Joy Hotel and inside the old location after renovation, 1930s

Winter 2010

19

Pages of the Past, Fall, 1909; Kentland, Brook, Lake Village, Mt. Ayr, Roselawn, Ade, Morocco and Goodland notes

Winter 2010

20

Photos of the Gerrich Grocery Store, Kentland, 1912

Winter 2010

21

Quill and Ink, Wiley Stone, Lake Village “Echoes of Home” “Saturday’s Chore”

Winter 2010

21

Information on Wiley Stone, Lake Village Poet

Winter 2010

22

“Salt” Jeff Manes’ interview of Kenny Stone of Lake Village

Winter 2010

22,23

Historical Crossword – Newton County Landmarks

Winter 2010

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View a PDF of Spring/Summer/Fall 2010 

Date of Newcomer

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Kankakee Ned's Camp by Linda (Barker) Schwarzlose  (Several Barker Photos)

S/S/F 2010

1-3

Chicago Cubs, 1910

S/S/F 2010

4

Joseph E. Hiestand Sr. Celebrates 96th Birthday (photos)

S/S/F 2010

4

Colfax School Children (photo

S/S/F 2010

6

Morocco Grade School 1946 School Children (photo)

S/S/F 2010

7

Our First County Officals, Zechariah and Sally (Rider) photograph

S/S/F 2010

8

Edward J. Funk and Sons, ca 1917 (photo)

S/S/F 2010

9

Pushing West - Toward Indiana

S/S/F 2010

9

Newton County Landmarks

S/S/F 2010

12

Fairlawn Cemetery Walk by Society Members (photos)

S/S/F 2010

13

2010 McCray Scholarship Winner - Newton County Stone Quarry - Kendra Vanderwall, South Newton High School

S/S/F 2010

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"Salt" by Jeff Manes - Bob Hoycus and Newton County's American Chestnut Tree

S/S/F 2010

18

Thomas Rogers Barker, by Beth Bassett

S/S/F 2010

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History of the First Presbyterian Church, Goodland

S/S/F 2010

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Resource Center Donations

S/S/F 2010

25

1879 Thomas Rogers Barker Old Settlers Reunion Speech - A Bit of Early History

S/S/F 2010

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The Draining of Beaver Lake - "The Last Ditch"

S/S/F 2010

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Picture of Lemuel Milk and the Conrad Station

S/S/F 2010

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1961 Morocco High School Band (photo) and Album

S/S/F 2010

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Ned Barker Photographs

S/S/F 2010

30

History of Roselawn, Thayer and Shelby Book published; photos of Dredge

S/S/F 2010

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Church Directory, 1891

S/S/F 2010

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Date of Newcomer

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Newton County in the Civil War: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Start of the Civil War by Kyle D. Conrad

Winter 2011

1-2

Photo – The unveiling of the Soldier’s Monument at McKinley Park in Brook held on September 17, 1909.

Winter 2011

1

Photos of monuments dedicated to our Civil War Veterans – Goodland’s Foster Park; Courthouse lawn, Kentland; 51st Memorial Tablet, Brook Library; McKinley Park Monument, Brook. Photos by Beth Bassett

Winter 2011

2

Article & Photo: Jeff Mashino’s Tribute to his Grandfathers, both Civil War Veterans: Standing, back row from left – Sam Thomas, Capt. Dan Graves, John Brown, Jonathan Bell, Neil Shue, Finley Shafer, Jacob Hosier, Fred Bartholomew, George Clark, George Weber, William Handley, F. Flemming, James Shafer. Bottom row, standing – John Don, Andrew Flowers, Rev. George Musson, Rev. Greenway, Fred Mashino  Sitting – Henry G. Sayler, Andrew Ellis, John Vayette, John Grant, Frank Roadruck, George Baker, Cal Sarver, Cyrus Brunton, George Benjamin, David Dexter, John Garrard.

Winter 2011

3

Newton County’s Civil War Dead by Kyle D. Conrad; Lyrics from “Taps”

Listing of Civil War Dead with name, hometown and location of death & burial if known.

Winter 2011

3-4-5

Resource Center News by Beth Bassett.  Photos: Lake Village Elementary third grade class at Resource Center; Pat Wisniewski operating camera while Jeff Manes interviews Linda Schwartzlose, granddaughter of Alexander “Kankakee Ned” Barker; “Jennie Conrad” aka Verna Marcum posing with Linda (Barker) Schwartzlose during Kentland’s Sesquicentennial Resource Center Open House in October 2010. 

Winter 2011

6

Historically Yours by County Historian, Donna LaCosse

Winter 2011

7

On Line With Our Officers, Janet, Mike, Becky and Darlene: Beaver lake/Bogus Island landmark sign ready to be installed; Christmas Open House at Resource Center; February meeting at the Red Maple Restaurant in Kentland

Winter 2011

7

Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Winter 2011

7

Newton County’s First Newspaper – The Newton Chronotype Gives Us a View of the Area Beginning in 1861 by Janet Miller

Winter 2011

8-9

Copy of Ad for the “New Stove and Tin Store, Kent Station, Indiana, Oct. 10, 1861

Winter 2011

9

Recipes From the Past: Brown Betty submitted by Mrs. Allen Kenoyer, 1916; Perfection Salad submitted by Mrs. W.T. McCray, 1915; Spanish Pickles submitted by Mrs. Nicholas Krull, 1915

Winter 2011

10

From Our Library Shelves, McClellan Township Lands, 1873 and Newton County School Lands, Submitted by Beth Bassett.  Copy of partial page of the 1863 McClellan Township Plat Book

Winter 2011

10-13

Map of McClellan Township Land Owners, 1873 by section with original outline of Beaver Lake, 1834

Winter 2011

11

Newton County Congressional School Lands Sold Beginning 1851-  Newton County map showing townships and sections, and list of land sold by section, buyer, date and amount paid

Winter 2011

12-13

The Day an Estimated 60,000 People Gathered at the County Farm – 1938 Indiana State Corn Husking Contest by Beth Bassett.  Photos: 1) A lesson in bomb-tossing is what George Ade (left) Indiana author, is getting from Governor M. Clifford Townsend. Ade fired a bomb which opened the Indiana corn-husking contest. – Newton County Enterprise 2) Part of the crowd that was on hand to see Indiana’s best corn huskers “in action.” The contest was conducted on the County Farm grounds. AP Photo – Newton County Enterprise

Winter 2011

14-15

Photos – 1) Albert Hensler, 1937 Prairie Farmer Indiana Corn Husking Champion defended his title at Kentland, Newton County, October 27, 1938. Newton County Enterprise   2) Vilas Jacks of Jasper County was declared the winner – Newton County Enterprise

Winter 2011

15

SALT:  Jack Callahan, Written by Jeff Manes.  Former pro boxer as Kid Callahan and firefighter, resident of Thayer, Indiana. Photo: Jack Callahan – Manes Photo

Winter 2011

16-17

Photo: Jack Callahan and his son, “Young” Jack – Manes Photo

Winter 2011

17

Pages of the Past, Submitted by Janet Miller – Excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise, Winter-Spring 1911

Winter 2011

18-19

Copies of Ads/Advertisers from Newton County Enterprise: Kessler & Co.; Morocco 1921, H.L. Stewart, Morocco Garage, 1921; Triplett and Edmisten, Physicians and Surgeons, Morocco, 1916; Kay & Kay, Morocco, 1928; Poole & Bro., Kentland, 1879; Charles Schneider, Meat Market, Kentland, 1898

Winter 2011

19

Now You Know Your County of Newton by Janet Miller – Answers to questions on page seven

Winter 2011

19

Many Bags of Milk Weed Pods Picked … Bags for Milkweed Pickers Available … 1944 Newton County Children Do Their Part For The War Effort, Submitted by Beth Bassett.  2 Photos: Milkweed plant in mid-summer and fall stages.

Winter 2011

20

I Remember Conrad in the 1940’s By Ed Iwinski, Jr.  Photos: 1) Alvina (Schmidt) and Ed Iwinski; 2) Ed and Alvina Iwinski; 3) Conrad Dance Hall in the 1940’s, Alvina and Ed Iwinski with Mrs. Dalmer; 4) Fred Galdic at the station in the 1940’s; 5) Johnny Faucher in front of the station – electric pump in background; 6) Last photo of Carl Schmidt with Ed Iwinski, Sr., taken in June 1949 in front of Sam Bigger’s Garage.

Winter 2011

21

Images of Jennie Conrad Revealed on Facebook, Submitted by Doug Wolfe to Facebook, submitted to us by Joanne Iwinski Miller. Photos: 1 & 2) George Edward & Jennie Minerva (Milk) Conrad, early years; 3 & 4) George Edward & Jennie (Milk) Conrad, early years; 5 & 6) Jennie in wedding gown; Jennie in formal gown; 7 & 8) Grandfather Platt and his wife; 9) Possibly four generation picture, Jennie holding newly born Platt; 10-11) farm pictures possibly from Conrad or Oak Dene, Jennie’s farm. 12) New England relatives, Milk or Sherwood family lines – Grandmother Platt on far right; 13) Jennie’s father, LeMuel Milk; 14) Col. A. Conrad, George’s father; 15-16) Jennie & son, Platt M. at age of 3 months, second photo at age six months; 17) Platt Conrad at age 21; 18) Mrs. Jennie Conrad in later years; 19) Jennie Conrad playing with dogs; 20) Home of Platt Conrad 1234 N. State Street, Chicago, Il.; 21) Platt Conrad; 22) Platt in football uniform – graduated in 1903 University of Chicago

Winter 2011

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View a PDF of Spring/Summer 2011

Plaque Placed at the Gravesite of the Last County Civil War Soldier: John Sarver. Photo of gathering of Newton County veterans and citizens at Prairie Vine Cemetery in Washington Township June 2011 to honor John C. Sarver.

S/S 2011

1-2

Photo: Kyle Conrad, Mike Beck, Past Camp Commander, Benjamin Harrison Camp; Benjamin Harrison Camp Commander Garry Walls and Tim Beckman, Past Camp Commander, Benjamin Harrison Camp. Beth Bassett photograph

S/S 2011

2

Old Photographs of Brook School – Our Web Site Brings New-Old Photographs to the Surface. Photos – 1) Chester A. Hiestand, Third Grade photo, Brook School: Wringle, Strain, David Fred, Leveron Denton, Bus Herriman, Thomas Whaling, Carl Coon, Milford Alice (Allis), Albert Staton, Ardeth Shepard, Chester Hiestand, ?? de Whaling, Gunner Montgomery, Miss Eunice Brand, Mazy Barker, Veneral Allis, Deloris Hiestand, DeLoine Davis, Hazel Mills, Virginia Hinchman, Martha Griggs, Arthail Whaling, Bill Woods, Gerald Light, Ralph Kindig – circa 1923-24. 2) Brook, Indiana High School photo from Chester A. Hiestand, guess would be taken in 1920’s.

S/S 2011

3

Newton County Public Library, Lake Village, Receives Platt and Jennie Conrad, Lemuel Milk Family Memorabilia by Beth Bassett. Photos: 1) Platt Conrad, 2) Stationery that is part of the Conrad collection donated by Doug Wolfe to the Lake Village Library, 3) Mary Kay Emmrich, Director of the Newton County Public Library

S/S 2011

4

Life on the Home Front During the Civil War .. what about the wives, the sons, daughters and parents that were left behind? By Beth Bassett

S/S 2011

5-6

Picture of playing cards with military and patriotic imagery from the Union Playing Card Company and dice.

S/S 2011

6

Table A – Increase of pay of Private Soldiers – August 1861 compared to November 1862, dated November 29, 1862; Table B – Comparison of jobs and wages, taken from Family Tree Magazine, May 2011

S/S 2011

6

Back in the Day… Photos – 1) View of the corner of 4th Street and US 24 in Kentland back when it was the intersection of US 41 and SR 24. From Dean Ford’s Facebook page. 2) View of the second NuJoy back in the day as it appeared as the home of A.J. Kent.

S/S 2011

7

Do You Know Your County of Newton? Submitted by Janet Miller.

S/S 2011

7

The Enos Service Station Owned by Floyd Cox photo – taken from the Lake Village Old Picture Page on Facebook.

S/S 2011

7

Elisha Odle and the Iron Brigade by Kyle D. Conrad.  Photo: Elisha Barrett Odle, 1838-1901, member of Company K, 19th Indiana Volunteer Regiment. Hiestand/Odle Collection.

S/S 2011

8-9

President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy – First column as Newton County Historical Society President

S/S 2011

9

Resource Center News by Beth Bassett -  Update on activities and recent donations

S/S 2011

9

Photo: Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad – Old engine #256 used by CA&S and would have run down the rails located on Iroquois St in Goodland.  David Dye photo

S/S 2011

10

Ancestor relationship chart from Family Tree magazine, submitted by Darlene & David Truby

S/S 2011

10

A Student’s Promise to the School Superintendent, 1908 – Copy of school card donated by Genevieve Molter and signed by Agnes Molter. Pledge to School Superintendent, W.O. Schanlaub, October 21, 1908. Photo: Agnes Molter

S/S 2011

11

Newton County Fair Association – One of the First Newton County Fair Membership Certificates – made out to Samuel E. Molter, signed by Rolland Ade and Clyde R. Herriman. Information provided by Rich Miller.

S/S 2011

11

Morocco High School Yearbook – The Moroccan – 1924. Copy of this yearbook donated by Genevieve Molter. Photo: Panoramic shot taken on September 13, 1924 of 1923-24 students at Morocco contributed by Dennis Boyd. Information regarding history of yearbook/school newspaper contributed by Judy Schultz.

S/S 2011

12-13

Photos: 1) Gooseneck Bridge, 2) Railroad Bridge (both bridges spanned the Iroquois River between Jefferson and Washington Townships; 3) Intersection of Union and Newton Streets, Goodland, Indiana circa 1900

S/S 2011

13

Now You Know Your County of Newton by Janet Miller – Answers to questions on page 7

S/S 2011

13

Yes, A Building Can Talk, Submitted by Becky Lyons.  Article and photo of the oldest building in Brook, currently known as the Wash-O-Quois Museum.

S/S 2011

14

A Detailed Look at the Past Owners of the Property Known Today as the Wash-O-Quois Museum

S/S 2011

14

Sixty Years Ago…Morocco Celebrated 100 Years, Submitted by Darlene Truby. Copy of Morocco Centennial Committee, Incorporated document and cover of the “Morocco Centennial Days” play.

S/S 2011

15

Home is Where Your Story Begins … The Harris Family of Jackson Township, Newton County, Written and submitted by Beth Bassett.

S/S 2011

16-17

Morocco Centennial Photographs: 1) Sandy & Joe Padgett on ponies; 2) Adley Boyd & Esther (Deardurff) Boyd; 3) June Murphey, Doug Boyd, Bonnie (Boyd) Wagner; 4) Jack Storey on Farmall tractor; 5) Ella Mae (Milk) Kessler; 6) Hancock Funeral Home parade entry

S/S 2011

17

SALT:  Venus Lukes, Written by Jeff Manes, Photo taken from “Indiana Everglades” a short promo by Patty Wisniwski and Jeff Manes, picturing Venus and Tom Lukes at Lukes Restaurant in Sumava Resorts.

S/S 2011

18-19

Newton County Historical Society Erects Landmark Sign for Beaver lake and Bogus Island.  Photos: 1) Historic Beaver Lake sign; 2) 2011 Google map of the area

S/S 2011

19

Pages of the Past, Submitted by Janet Miller.  Excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise, Spring-Summer 1911

S/S 2011

20

Goodland, Indiana - The Universal Paper Company – photo reprinted from David Dye’s website.  Information regarding Universal Paper Company from David Dye and Newton County Engineer, Larry Holderly

S/S 2011

21

Lake Village Store in the 1900’s – Photo of general store at Lake Village in the early 1900’s.  Pictured – Jacob Hess, store operator; Wilbert Davis (possibly), Jack Bingham, Albert & Henry Rainford, Mr. & Mrs. George C.A. Bryant. House in background part of the Irvy Christenson residence. Photo supplied by Frank Manning of Lake Village and reprinted from February 11, 1960 Newton County Enterprise.

S/S 2011

21

I Grew Up In Jail … The Ford Family of Kentland.  Photos) 1) Jail in 1956, 2) Playing football in the “jail yard”, 3) Dean & Dennis, Kathlyn & Lowell Ford, 4) Joe Mullen & Lowell Ford; 5) Ford family in kitchen; 6) Lowell Ford in police cruiser

S/S 2011

22

1838 map of Indiana

S/S 2011

23

Civil War Battle Flags of the Regiments of the Indiana Volunteer Infantry – pictured are 12th Regiment, 99th Regiment, 9th Regiment, 51st Regiment flags. Contributed by Beth Bassett

S/S 2011

24

View PDF of Fall 2011

Kentland Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Celebrate their 100th Anniversary on October 25, 2011 By Janet Miller. Pictured copy of the original charter of the Kentland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution which has found a permanent home at the Resource Center of the Newton County Historical Society.

Fall 2011

1-2

Photo of the Kentland DAR Chapter members: Kathryn Arbuckle, Margaret Lah, Marilyn Whaley, Fannie Sue Henry, Regent, Kentland Chapter, Martha Barnhart, Indiana State Regent, Mary Jeane Gray, Janet Miller, Melinda Henry.

Fall 2011

2

Photo Historical Markers placed by D.A.R. 1) Civil War Monument 2) First Church of Newton County, photos by Beth Bassett

Fall 2011

2

Do You Know Your Newton County? By Janet Miller

Fall 2011

2

Photo of Mule Race in downtown Lake Village, published from the Lake Village Old Picture Page on Facebook.com

Fall 2011

2

Pages of the Past, Excerpts were taken from The Newton County Enterprise, Fall, 1911, Submitted by Janet Miller

Fall 2011

3

Historical compilations underway in county: 1) The History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson and Colfax Township, project headed by Donna LaCosse, 2) The Yost Project – compilation of John J. Yost’s newspaper columns (Both of these are under the auspice of the Family History Division). 3) History of Goodland lead by Anne Meyer and Karen Schuette.

Fall 2011

4-5 & 12-14

Photo of the 1903 Horse Show in Kentland.

Fall 2011

5

Jackson Township – Harris Family Civil War Letters By Beth Bassett.  Civil War correspondence of John T. Harris, his wife and family of Mt. Ayr. Scans of these letters submitted by Sue Hurlbut, San Bernardino County Museum of Redlands, California

Fall 2011

5-8

Two photos of the John T. Harris tombstone in the Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer

Fall 2011

6

Copy of signature on letter from John T. Harris

Fall 2011

7

Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Coshaw Family, Jackson Township, By Beth Bassett

Fall 2011

10-11

Branch Added to the John T. Harris Family Tree – provided by Leslie Hall, member of the Newton County Historical Society.  Photo: Benjamin, Emily and Ellen Harris

Fall 2011

11

Blankenbaker Family Funds Harris Cemetery Restoration, submitted by Beth Bassett; photos of 1) Harris Cemetery 2005; 2) Harris Cemetery 2011. Photos by Beth Bassett

Fall 2011

11

Early Photos, Goodland: 1) Griggs & Weishaar Building and Bringham Brothers 2) Jacobs building housed a dry goods store owned by Rufus Jacobs called the F.Z. Little Store. Also housed Masonic Temple and gentleman’s quarters for Jacobs.

Fall 2011

13

Ad for Harley-Davidson motorcycles appeared in 1915 edition of the Newton County Enterprise – they were sold by George W. Fondong of Goodland.

Fall 2011

14

Now You Know Your County of Newton by Janet Miller. Questions on page 2

Fall 2011

15

President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy. Photos: 1) Society members and the public gathered for their 5th annual Holiday Open House at the Resource Center in Kentland on December 9th. 2) Lake Village students visited the Resource Center this fall with presentation by Larry Lyons. Photos by Beth Bassett.

Fall 2011

15

Just a note of thanks…By Beth Bassett thanking Kyle Conrad, Janet Miller and Jeff Manes for their features included in The Newcomer.

Fall 2011

15

Are These Members of Your Family: 1) Gary Clifton of California purchased on ebay.com family portrait – does anyone know the family pictured? 2) Winter window display at the Resource Center in Kentland – Winter Activities in Newton County, 3) 1955 Brook Kindergarten Class: Teacher – Choice Bartlett, Joel Hershman, Jim Miller, ?, Chuck Danruther, Joyce Ackors, B. Weishaar, ?, Ron Lyons, Gary Sanders, ?, Jack Thompson, ? Hollingsworth, Bruce Herriman, Linda Kindig, Bonnie Spangler, ?, Carl Kleinkort, Jim Bower. Photo placed on facebook.com by Bruce Herriman

Fall 2011

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The Draining of Newton County by David Truby; drawings of early dredging equipment

Winter 2012

1-3

(1)Photo of typical 1920’s steam ditcher, the likes of which were used in Newton County; (2) photo of “U” shaped tiles used as filed tile

Winter 2012

2

President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

Winter 2012

3

Photo of Funk’s “Hoosier-Crost” Hybrid Corn display at the 1937 Indiana State Fair, created by Edward J. Funk and Sons, Kentland.

Winter 2012

3

Brook’s Historic Bandstand by Beth Bassett; (1) Photo of Brook’s historic bandstand built in 1907; (2) Photo of bandstand’s fluted concrete pillar

Winter 2012

4

Do You Know Your County of Newton? by Janet Miller

Winter 2012

4

Kentland/Jefferson Township Public Library Celebrates 100th Birthday by Jennie Washburn; Two postcard photos of early images of the Kentland/Jefferson Twp Public Library

Winter 2012

5-7

Photo of the library in 2012; photo of library with new addition taken in 2010; photos of two chairs which were library original furnishings; photos - distinguishing features including concrete arches; child’s table & three chairs (original); original stair railing; wood framed windows that match arches; fireplaces and wood beamed ceilings. Photos by Beth Bassett

Winter 2012

6-7

The North/South Railroad and Its Kentland Depot by Beth Bassett; photo taken in 1906, 16 mule and horse teams and drivers building the sub-grade one mile north of Ade for the CIS, part of the New York Central Railroad system

Winter 2012

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Copy of time tables for the north/south railroad, first known as the Indiana Harbor Railroad (then part of the New York Central named the Chicago, Indiana & Southern)

Winter 2012

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Copy of plat map of Kentland indicating the pumping station, IHR/CIS depot, freight house, switch tower and Penn depot

Winter 2012

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Copy of Benton County plat of 1916 showing where the IHR/CIS and the Big Fours: Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis railroad crossed – known as Sheff tower;  Photo of the James Whitcomb Riley passenger train – travelled on Newton County rails

Winter 2012

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Photos: 1) 1958 photo of old NYC depot; 2) NYC depot as it stands today in Sarasota, FL as the Station 400 Restaurant

Winter 2012

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Recollections and a Train Wreck by Beth Bassett; photo of school children atop the engine of the train that wrecked in Kentland on Oct. 16, 1912 (Indiana Historical Society Digital Collection). Freight Train Derailed: Engine and Thirteen Loaded Cars Wrecked – article reprinted from Newton County Enterprise, October 17, 1912

Winter 2012

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The Kankakee Marsh of Northern Indiana 1885-1895: From Momence, Il to Knox, IN. Map created by Keith Ryder

Winter 2012

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Photos: 1) Sheff Tower located three miles south of Kentland in Benton County; 2) Bob Brooks of Kentland, worked at Sheff Tower; 3) Helen Rasher performing some of her duties as the New York Central station agent in Morocco.

Winter 2012

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Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Crisler and Blankenbaker Families submitted by Leslie Simpson Hall. Photo of four daughters of Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth Blankenbaker Crisler: Emily Jane, Marjorie Ellen, Sarah Alice and Margaret Lillian

Winter 2012

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Photos: 1) Hamilton Crisler ca. 1890, Mary Elizabeth Blankenbaker Crisler ca. 1890; 2) William Addison Crisler ca. 1880; 3) Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth and children (William Addison, John Henry, Emily Jane, Marjorie Ellen, Sarah Alice, Margaret Lillian, Allison Wilson, Archibald, and James Alfred Crisler)

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Photos: 1) Anice Louise Rouse and Jeduthan Simeon Hopkins about 1860; 2) Minnie Delilah Hopkins ca. 1880; 3) Orval Hamilton Crisler ca 1894; 4) Flora Alice Parke; (5) Orval Hamilton Crisler, age 12, 1905

Winter 2012

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Photos: 1) William Addison and Minnie (Hopkins) Crisler ca 1910; 2) Crisler home in Mt. Ayr

Winter 2012

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Kentland Men’s Clothing Store Served Several Generations by Darlene Truby Photos: 1) view of B&B store in the late 1800’s then owned and operated by John Keefe; 2) B&B Store in background taken during the 1960 Kentland Centennial; 3) original B&B Store with Paul Bruck and John (Red) Brewer owners; 4) Mike Ford, Paul Yost, Don Yost, B&B Store partners in 1962

Winter 2012

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Pages of the Past, Extracted from the Winter, 1912 Newton County Enterprise by Janet Miller

Winter 2012

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Newton County Public Schools, 1929-1930. Betty & Vic Carlson provided a copy of an “Indiana School Directory, 1929-1930: compiled by Roy P. Wisehart, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Winter 2012

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Photo of five generations of the Chizum family – baby Elsie Atkinson, 1914-2003, married Adam Styck; Minerva Roadruck, 1893-1984, married Fred Atkinson; Flora Chizum, 1874-1957, married Albert Roadruck; Catherine Ash, 1834-1918, married George Deardurff; Nancy Deardurff, 1854-1914, married William Chizum.

Winter 2012

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A Stroll down Main Street, Brook, Indiana, ca. 1920. Photos: 1) 1920 postcard view in downtown Brook, IN;  Close-ups of the Gem Store, Paul “Happy” Hanson’s Dry Goods Store, Hazenbiler Tailor Shop, David Hess Clothing and Grocery, E.E. Hess Drug Store/Elmer Hess, Denham and Stonehill Hardware, Homer Taylor Tin Shop, Ben Leopold Clothing, Montgomery and Snyder Drug Store, Bank of Brook

Winter 2012

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Photo close-up: Bowling Alley (today Town Hall), Elmer (Al) Cline Barber Shop, a produce store (in 1927 owned by Owen Liskey, Post Office, Kemper Meat Market, T.E. Collier, M.D. and C.A. Wood, D.D.S. office, Paul Howell’s Garage, Hawkins Furniture and Undertaking, Bossung and Merchant Store – submitted by Beth Bassett

Winter 2012

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The 1961 Newton and Jasper Counties Basketball Sectional Highlight – The Brook Purple Aces by Dennis Boyd. Photo of Brook High School 1960-61 Varsity Basketball Team: David Wilson, Mr. Curtis, Steve Rathbun, Chuck Thompson, Tom Kindell, Jim Hermanson, Dave Patterson, Jim Thompson, John Hess, Jim Johnston, Bob Johnson, Jim Burley, Larry Antcliff. Table 1 – team members, their numbers, height, and grade; Table 2 – Season Record stats

Winter 2012

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Photo: Brook High School Basketball Team 1960-61 Senior Letterman: Larry Antcliff, Roy Kindig, Jim Burley, Bob Johnson, Chuck Thompson, Tom Kindell, Rocky Nelson, Jim Hermanson, Jim Johnston, Dave Patterson, Wayne Strole, John Hess, Jim Thompson. Table of player field goals attempted, field goals made, percent, free throws attempted, free throws made, total rebounds, total points. Game schedule.

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Photos: 1) Third Street Kentland, 1913; 2) Chicago, Illinois & Louisville railway depot in Roselawn; 3) postcard posted by C. J. Alter featuring a picture of a young lady instead of an address

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Ella (Ade) McCray: A Lady with Purpose by Becky Lyons

Photos: Dress worn by Ella (Ade) McCray for her husband’s inauguration as Governor, page 1; Children’s items belonging to Ella (Ade) McCray), photo by Beth Bassett,  page 2; Early photo of Ella (Ade) McCray, page 3

Spring 2012

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

Photos: (1) New newspaper shelving at Resource Center; (2) Fourth graders posing with “Mr. Bones” during their tour of the Resource Center; (3) Stephanie Frischie leading the North Newton 8th grade students on the trek to Bogus Island; (4) Larry Lyons, Sig Boezeman and Tom Larson inform Lincoln Elementary 4th grade classes on firearm safety.

Spring 2012

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Family History Division Coloring Contest Winners – County-wide annual fourth grade coloring contest

Spring 2012

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Stats from 1940 local newspaper on the Sectional Basketball Tournament winners since its inception in 1923.

Spring 2012

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Resource Center Window Display “Life on the Farm” – two photos of the display

Spring 2012

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Newton County in 1940 – Events from the Local Newspapers

Spring 2012

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A Close Look at the 1940 Census Form

 

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McClellan Township 1940 Census Name Index

Spring 2012

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Photo: 1) Buckhorn School church members; 2) The Buckhorn School children, circa 1910-12;

Spring 2012

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Another Fire Truck by Kyle D. Conrad

Photos: 1) 1925 Ford Model T fire truck when originally purchased; 2) Fire truck today

Spring 2012

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Historian’s Corner by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian

Photo: Elsie Eulalia Elijah, age 17; Miriam Ruth Elijah, age 14; Frank Elijah, age 49; Belle (Handley) Elijah, age 39; Markin Lawson Elijah, age 10; Kinder Allen Elijah, age 4; Frankie Elijah, age 1; Daily Virgil Elijah, age 7 (Diana Elijah photo)

Spring 2012

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From our Files, The History of the St. Joseph Parish Submitted by Janet Miller

Photo: Copy of a postcard of the early church and school attached to our files in the Resource Center  - Page 12

Spring 2012

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Photos: 1) South Newton Rebel Marching Band at Indiana State Fair, 1975 – cover of “Hoosier Farmer, August 1975”; 2) Steam Tractor Was Modern – Goodland, IN. From the Lafayette Journal & Courier’s Wabash Magazine “good old days” feature. Pictured George Weihermiller, Edwin Smith, Ed Forney, Tom Schlater.

Spring 2012

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The Black Gold Discovery in Lincoln Township, 1940, Submitted by Beth Bassett

Photo: Thayer-Principals in the Calumet region’s first major oil strike shown examining crude oil at the rig on the farm of Radioan Yacuk, west of Thayer. Also pictured, William J. Vaughn, R. Heber Smith, both of Chicago.

Spring 2012

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Salt by Jeff Manes – Tom “Coyote One” Larson

Photo: Coyote Larson with the results of a hunt

Spring 2012

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Photos: 1) Historical Society’s Annual Picnic at the Iroquois Conservation Club with speaker Coyote Larson; 2) Coyote Larson demonstrating setting a trap; 3) Coyote Larson presentation to Lincoln Elementary School fourth grade class at Resource Center

Spring 2012

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Home is Where Your Story Begins, Submitted by Beth Bassett

Photos: 1) Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Murphey celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1939, from October 8, 1940, Morocco Courier; 2) Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Ira J. Biesecker, from October 17, 1940, Morocco Courier; 3) Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo Smart. Picture taken by grandson Ivan Hafstrom on the occasion of the Smart Reunion. Also pictured: Mrs. O.A. Diegal, Mrs. F.G. Behmlander; Byron; Mrs. Hazel Hafstrom, Mrs. S.T. Hensel. From September 25, 1940, Morocco Courier.

Spring 2012

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Second Annual Newton County Music Festival, Friday Evening, April 5, 1640, 8:00 p.m. Gleaned from the pages of the Morocco Courier, 1940. Includes Newton County Band Roster, Roster of the Newton County High School Orchestra, Roster of the Newton County High School Chorus...

Spring 2012

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Photo: Mt. Ayr High School Acapella Choir, 1940 – Appeared in all the local newspapers but names were not given with the photograph.

Spring 2012

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The Compulsive Military Service … aka the Conscription, Submitted by Beth Bassett

Copy of World War I Draft Registration Card used as a model for the Selective Service upon registration for World War II.

Spring 2012

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Copy of ads for businesses in Goodland, advertising in the Brook Reporter in 1940. Submitted by Beth Bassett.

Spring 2012

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Pages of the Past, Extracted from the Spring, 1912 Newton County Enterprise; by Janet Miller

Spring 2012

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More Lake Village Memories from Ed and Joanne (Iwinski) Miller

Photos: Ed & Joanne Iwinski – as children and today

Spring 2012

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1953-54 Mt. Ayr High School Band photo: Donna Lindahl, Sharell Schultz, Suzie Roadruck, Reba Lamb; Ronnie Blankenbaker, Geraldin Baldwin, Geradine Able, Carol Warne, Bernadine Schoon, Carol Haidacher, Clara Armold, Judy Hoon, Patricia Pieper, Marge Murphy, Penny Williams, Beverly Bupp, Lois Brunton, Marcia Clark, Kirk Clark, S. Amsler (Director), Ronnie Hickman, Judith Cupp, Patricia Kriz, Mike Murphy, Donald Hoon, Scott Clark, Gary Clark, Harold Clevinger, Janet Merriman, Judy Sullivan, Harold Smith, Walter Leichty, Virginia Sutherlin, Marvin Baldwin, Richard Rusk, Peggy Williams, Carol Collings, Roger Chamberlain, Darrel Elijah. Submitted by Judy (Cupp) Schultz

Spring 2012

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Local Historical Compilations Underway 1) Mt. Ayr, Jackson & Colfax Historical Collection, contact Donna LaCosse; 2) History of Goodland and Grant Township, contact Anne Meyer or Karen Schutte

Spring 2012

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 Summer 2012: Click here to view PDF of Newsletter

 

 

In Pursuit of the White Mule; Bootlegging in Newton County; Picture of still confiscated from Odle Ditch, 1922

Summer 2012

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Earl B. Gardiner, Candidate for Sheriff, 1918

Summer 2012

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99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, by Bernie Murphy, Photo of Cyrus Brunton

Summer 2012

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The Williams Ditch Trial and Kankakee Land Reclamation

Summer 2012

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Boundary Lines Change for Newton County in 1923

Sum 2012

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Proposed County Hospital in Goodland, photo of proposed building

Summer 2012

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Bob McCoy's Antique Program

Summer 2012

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Nineteenth Century Banking; Early Banking in Morocco

Summer 2012

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Home is Where Your Story Begins: The Woodruff Family of Kentland

Summer 2012

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Home is Where Your Story Begins: Waiting For the Train, by Eleanor Bailey

Summer 2012

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Ross McKee: Bomber Pilot: The Journey From a Small Town to the Cockpit of a B-24

Summer 2012

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Salt: Ronnie Robinson, by Jeff Manes

Summer 2012

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The Indiana All-Round Tractor for sale in Mt. Ayr

Summer 2012

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1889 Census of Morocco

Summer 2012

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Historian's Corner: The Handley Sawmill by Diana Elijah

Summer 2012

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Pages of the Past: Summer, 1912

Summer 2012

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Photos of the Annual Brook Fish Fry, William Cunningham; The 1939 Lake Village Regional Amateur Baseball Champs

Summer 2012

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Eagles of Northern Newton County

Summer 2012

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Newton, Jasper Noted for Their Big Farms; George Ade Tells Why He Bought Land submitted by Carol Light; Written by Al Chase, Real Estate Editor, Chicago Sunday Tribune, July 18, 1937

Fall

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Where Big Hoosier Holdings are Located

Fall

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Do You Know Your County of Newton by Janet Miller

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Soap Making and Uses in 1860 by David Truby

Fall

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Pages of the Past, Extracted from the Fall, 1912 Newton County Enterprise by Janet Miller

Fall

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Lake Township August 25, 1870, Kentland Gazette

Fall

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B.C. Kent’s Goodland Hotel, Kentland Gazette, November 1895

Fall

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From Flint Corn to Potatoes and Mint, Marvin Miller, is a True Steward of the Soil by Beth Bassett

Fall

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

Fall

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Photos: (1) “Everglades Premier,” L-R, back row, Barbara and Bernie Murphy, Larry and Becky Lyons; center, L-R, Janet and Rich Miller, David and Darlene Truby; front, L-R, Shirley Miller, Nancy and Mike Coates, Lorene Bassett, Beth Bassett; (2) “Holiday Open House,” L-R, Dave Truby, Barbara Murphy, Terry Dieter, Kay McLean, Tom Larson, Larry Lyons, Cathy Larson, Darlene Truby, Sharon Collins, the boys are Tom and Cathy’s grandsons, Cory and Ethan; (3) Window Display – “The Night Before Christmas in a One Room Schoolhouse.”; (4) Janet Miller and Barbara Murphy at the Open House

Fall

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Home is Where Your Story Begins, The Alexander – Campbell – Walkup Families, Articles and Photos Submitted by Suzie Walkup

Fall

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Photos: (1) The Marion Morgan Alexander family prior to 1911. Front, Marie, (2nd family), Wilbert, (1st family), Marion, father, Stella, (2nd family); back, Martha Ausman, 2nd wife, Mellie, (1st family), Maude Dial, (2nd family), and Lulu Dell, (1st family). (2) Marion M. Alexander and his daughters, their husbands and Jack Campbell, Marilla’s brother. At a lake and park in Indiana. L-R, Ray Barrett, Marion, Mellie, Stella, Ed, Marie and Maude. Kneeling, Winlaw Brenley and Jack Campbell.

Fall

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Photos: (1) Early 1919, Allen Street, Kentland. Marion M. Alexander holding great grandchildren Bethel Joy Robinette and Bernard Wayne “Bun” Walkup. (2) Four generations: Marion Morgan Alexander, Lulu Dell (Alexander) Campbell, Marilla (Campbell) Walkup, Ward Walkup

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Photos: (1) Wallace Abraham and Virginia Catherine (Dietz) Walkup. (2) Taken in 1913, Kentland. Back, Minnie Bell Walkup, John Lewis, Wm. Leslie, Ira; middle row, Howard Remley, Ina, Hattie, Irene, Marilla, wife of Ira; front, Livigie, Walter, Ernest and Ward Walkup, sons of Ira and Marilla.

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Photo: Four Hits and a Miss Band. Early 1950’s, Bun Walkup, Lois and Wayne Kuiper, Elmer Allen and Earl Schmitz.

Fall

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Historian’s Corner, Submitted by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian

Fall

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Photos: (1) Amboy Academy original structure, (2) Drawing of Amboy Academy

Fall

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1940: Organization of Newton County REMC, Submitted by Beth Bassett

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Photos: Initial offices for the REMC were in the county Courthouse; (1) 207 E Goss Street, Kentland, served as REMC home until 2011; (2) picture of first location noted in REMC history at 202 N Third Street, Kentland

 

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Electrification of Newton County by Beth Bassett

Fall

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List - Those Who Have Served (REMC Board Members) and Continue On

Fall

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Photo: 2011 new home of Newton County REMC, established in the old Sigman Sales and Service building on US 24, west of Goodland.

Fall

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The Road to Electrification in the State of Indiana, by Beth Bassett

Fall

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First Newton REMC County Co-op Manager, by Beth Bassett

Photo – Lawson O. Brunton, 1st Newton REMC Manager

Fall

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She Understood – A Poem by Mamie Ozburn Odum, Submitted by Becky Lyons

Fall

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Now You Know Your County of Newton, By Janet Miller – Answers to questions on page 2

Fall

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Images of Kentland Trains and Tower Notes Now Available at Resource Center. Photos: (1) “I Hear that Train A’Comin” …Johnny Cash, Orange Blossom Special, James Whitcomb Riley engine which utilized the New York Central tracks in Kentland. (2) Kentland Switch Tower (now gone) located at intersection of the Penn and YYC railroads on US 24.

Fall

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1916 Township Assessor’s Book Lincoln Township, donation by Cheryl Hipp, member of Newton County Historical Society

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Photos: (1) Morocco, Indiana old Newton Hotel; (2) Hotel Sutton, Morocco; (3) Roselawn Hotel; (4) Roselawn business

Fall

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“Old Coalie”...aka The Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad

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John B. Allen photo of Baldwin machine of 1886 vintage, road number 16

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Map of railroad routes through Jasper, Pulaski, Newton, Benton, Warren, Fountain Counties

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Official logo of the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad

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Time schedule for the 1917 run of the LaCrosse Branch of the railroad.

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Louis W. Schaller photo: CA&S #108, in trouble at Goodland

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Photos: (1) Chicago & Indiana Coal Railway #11 C&EIRR; (2) C&IC #20 – all-weather protection given the firemen; (3) CA&S rolling through Goodland

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Photos: (1) Brook Depot; (2) Rare photo of Percy Junction

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Do You Know Your County of Newton, by Janet Miller

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

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May Society Program: Focus on Jackson Township, The Amish and the Miller Cemetery photos: (1) Sharon Leichty speaking at the Miller-Amish Cemetery; (2) Members touring the Miller-Amish Cemetery

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Resource Center, Spring and Summer Window Display – “A Woman’s Work is Never Done!” Two photos of the window display

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June 2013 Newton County Historical Society Annual Meeting, Hosted by Sig Boezeman, held on his farm in Lincoln Township. Photos: (1) Larry Lyons with his catch; (2) view of Boezeman pond; (3) Members sitting by the pond, includes Bob McCoy, Lois DeLay, Deb Risley, Barb Wilfong, Janet Miller, Georgia Robertson, Sig in golf cart, Rich Miller, Russ and Sharon Collins. (4) Enjoying picnic, from L-R, Janet Miller, Becky Lyons, Barb Wilfong, Darlene Truby

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The History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson, and Colfax Townships has Arrived! Photo: Judy Schultz, Pat Anderson and Janet Burton unpack and check books before delivery at Mt. Ayr Alumni event.

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The Roselawn Fire of 1908 by Cheryl Hipp

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Photo: Art Korth talking to Collins Lock, Foreman of the Otis Ranch.

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Photos: (1) Roselawn business district prior to the 1908 fire; (2) Scene after the fire in Roselawn, 1908.

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Home is Where Your Story Begins; The Insley Family of Beaver Township, by Beth Bassett

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Photos: (1) Insley family: Roy, Dolly, Dale, Claude, Nellie and Nathan, William Smith and Udella Virginia (Arnold) Insley; (2) Mary Belle Potts at an early age

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Photos: (1) Mary Belle, Dale, Bethel Louise Insley; (2) Bethel Louise Insley baby photo

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Photos: (1) Bethel Louis Insley, age three; (2) Grade school picture with Bethel Louise Insley

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Photos: (1) Front porch picture, Rosalie, Charles and Bethel Louise Insley; (2) Bethel Insley graduation picture 1934; (3) Dale Insley’s blacksmith shop

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Now You Know Your County of Newton by Janet Miller – Answers to questions on page 5

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Photos: (1) Graduating class of Morocco High School, 1934: Wayne Porter, Audrey James, Daryl Brandt, Mary Heath, David Hancock, Eva Deardurff, Milton Storey, Grace Hagen, Harry Brunton, Bethel Insley, Don Deardurff, Principal Cecil Grayson, Kathleen Sinks, Bernard Gatton, Lela Hamilton, Lawson Cox, Mildred Rush, Lyle Sypult, Maxine Goddard, Paul Smart, Thora Johnson, Edwin Roadruck, Catherine Redden, Ruth Gorman, Ruby Grace Garrard, Sponsor Anne McPhail, Robert Ackors, Geneva Harris, Bessie James, Martin Stockey, Orville Geesa, Orville Boyd, Gene Cross, Helen Hanson, Elbert Archibald, Frank Holley, Ivan Hafstrom, Byron Archibald, Elba Ackors, Rosalie Triplett, Helen Hayworth. Not pictured: Alberta Bernwanger, Thomas Purdy, Albert Yates, Rue Gene Starr. (2) 1934 Sectional Basketball Champions, Morocco Beavers: Wyle Dee Bryant, Elbert Archibald, Charles Myers, Albert Yates, Robert Ackors, Principal Cecil Grayson, Don Deardurff, Ivan Hafstrom, Coach Jessie Lash, Grover Padgett, Milton “Bud” Shuey, Tom Downs, Manager Daryl Brandt.

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Bonnie Deardurff and the Morocco Postal Service by Darlene Truby; Photo of Bonnie Deardurff

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Historian’s Corner, Submitted by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian; Photo: White family: Tom, farmer; Frank, State Senator; Charles P., lawyer; Effa, never married; Reuben, minister; Sam, minister; Jim, dentist

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Historically Yours, A Message from former Newton County Historian Donna LaCosse

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2013 Family History Division’s Coloring Contest Winners Awarded to Newton County Elementary Students. Photo: Bernie Murphy, President of the Newton County Historical Society, presents an award to the overall Morocco Elementary School Coloring Contest winner, Carly James

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Limited Supplies Available – Everglades of the North DVD’s $25.00 and The History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson and Colfax Townships $30.00

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Pages of the Past – Extracted from the Winter, Spring 1913 Newton County Enterprise by Janet Miller

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McCray Scholarship Winner, 2013, South Newton High School, Ricky Montemayer article entitled Sam Rice

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Photo Sam Rice place after the cyclone of April 21, 1912.

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Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Programs

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Salt: Ralph Knapp – Written by Jeff Manes, first published in the Post-Tribune, June 6, 2013.

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Photo: Ralph Knapp and Harriet, a Shorthorn-Black Angus cross, and her calf.

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Photos: (1) Flight 4184 Monument at Roselawn; (2) September 1973 photo of the heart-shaped pond with interesting centerpiece at Naked City in Roselawn.

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Newton County Teachers, 1887, Kentland Gazette, December 8, 1887, Submitted by Judy Schultz

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Photos:  Four photos of the interior of Hazelden, home of author and playwright George Ade

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Goodland Building Remains a Thriving Business with a Diversified Past. Four photos of building (1) Sherman White and Company; (2) J. A. Patton, sold junk and many other things, (3) E. E. Bogan, same items; (4) Sherman White sold eggs, chickens, cream, turkeys. Later same building became Better Coil and Transformer, then Magna-Tech. Now is 3D, custom machine shop.

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Broadcasts of “Everglades of the North, Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh” in September

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Photos: (1) Kentland Woodburner (train), taken in Kentland, 1862; (2), downtown Kentland, 1930’s; (3) State Street Morocco, 1930’s

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The Invisible Empire and Newton County, Compiled and written by Beth Bassett

Summer 2013

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Photo of front page The Indianapolis Times, July 25, 1927 - $10,000 PUT AT DISPOSAL OF GOVERNOR IF HE WOULD NAME CHOICE OF COFFIN

Summer 2013

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Time Line of The Ku Klux Klan…, by Beth Bassett

Summer 2013

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Warren T. McCray photograph he used in his campaigns. Society file photo.

Summer 2013

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Copy of Ku Klux Klan note left on the windshield of Neely Wilson’s car in Brook.

Summer 2013

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

Summer 2013

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Photo of Historical Society members’ September 23, 2013 visit to the Rogers Group Newton County Stone Quarry.

Summer 2013

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Salt By Jeff Manes - Article featuring W. W. (Walter) Rich of Lake Village

Summer 2013

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Photo courtesy of  Cheri Shelhart, Newton County Enterprise: railroad display at Wally’s World in Lake Village. Historical Society members visited on August 26, 2013.

Summer 2013

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Newton County Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Inc, No. 73 Charter

Summer 2013

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Photo of original Charter for the Morocco Knights of the KKK - Kept in storage at the Newton County Historical Society Resource Center

Summer 2013

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The Newspaper Articles in 1923 Regarding the KKK – excerpts from Newton County newspapers

Summer 2013

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Historian’s Corner, Submitted by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian – “The Day the Russians Came to Newton County” Russian Technical Team Visits the farm of Paul and Diana Elijah.

Summer 2013

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Photos: (1) Paul, Diana and granddaughter Rae, visitor, Darrel Elijah, Mongolian visitor and Russian and Siberian visitors here to visit Caterpillar Plant in Lafayette. (2) Rhonda Elijah, Diana Elijah, visitor, Rick Elijah, Hungarian husband and wife. Also Korean, Russians, Siberian and Mongolian visitors. Rae (Elijah) Misiora with family dog.

Summer 2013

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Home is Where Your Story Begins, William Henry Burton, Lake Township, Lake Village, Indiana – Submitted by Beth Bassett

Summer 2013

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A Walk Through Thayer by Jim Hockney

Summer 2013

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Photo: Thayer’s Cash Store, owned by DeFries and Hockney, Third from left, William DeFries, next right, Jim Hockney and his father, Harold Hockney. Reprinted from “Roselawn, Thayer and Shelby – The First 100 Years.”

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Photo: DeFries Grocery Store – John O. and Anna DeFries. Reprinted from “Roselawn, Thayer and Shelby – The First 100 Years.”

Summer 2013

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Reprinted from “History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson and Colfax Townships” – Map drawing showing a compilation of businesses in Mt. Ayr, March 12, 1998 by Bud Brunton, Don and Betty Kennedy, Dotty Fellmy, Joe Brunton, Miriam Steinkamp, Don Hoon, and Jeanie Potter. Updates provided by Norma Turner. Also information taken from recollections of Donna (Schanlaub) LaCosse, Sharon Leichty’s History of the Jasper-Newton County, Indiana Amish Settlement and the Miller Amish Cemetery and the History of Newton County, 1985

Summer 2013

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Key to the map of Mt. Ayr printed on page 13 – locations of homes, businesses, etc.

Summer 2013

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Picnic Outing June 12 – Jasper County Historical Society Will Visit Beaver Lake Country, Evening Republican, June 1, 1923

Summer 2013

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About That JCHS Visit, Morocco Courier, June 22, 1923 – Letter to newspaper by Sidney Schanlaub in 1923 regarding the Jasper County Historical Society visit to Bogus Island.

Summer 2013

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Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Summer 2013

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Looking for your Newton County Ancestors? List of available records on the Newton County Historical Society website – www.ingenweb.org/innewton

Summer 2013

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Interview Gives Outline Story of Kankakee Valley Bird Life – from interview of Ned Barker at his Sumava cabin published in the Morocco Courier in 1934 and updated by Jeff Manes who resides on the Kankakee River. Lists birds of the Kankakee Region, Ned Barker’s observations in 1924 and Jeff Manes’ observations, 2013.

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Birds Identified at Camp Aukiki from Feb thru Sep of 2013 Not on Barker’s List by Jeff “The Kankakee Kid” Manes

Summer 2013

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Answers – Now You Know Your County of Newton! By Janet Miller.

Summer 2013

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Photos: (1) Early photo of the Newton County Stone Quarry at Kentland, contributed by David Dye. (2) Threshing day at the Jon Murfitt farm in Jackson Township. Reprinted from History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson & Colfax Twps. (3) Ethel and Olive Murfitt of Jackson, out for a ride with the dog. Reprinted from the History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson & Colfax Twps.

Summer 2013

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Local republished history books on sale at Resource Center, list of other books and publications available.

Summer 2013

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School No. 10, Jefferson Township, Taught by Samuel E. Molter, Holds Enviable Record for Attendance. Article and photo from Newton County Enterprise, 1915.

Summer 2013

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Photo: Hilda (Taylor) Wildrick-Yoder’s Aunt Mary, in her kitchen in Colfax Twp. Reprinted from “History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson, and Colfax Townships”

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Congratulations to For Goodness Sake Productions, Inc. producers of “Everglades of the North, The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh” for recent Emmy nomination

Summer 2013

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It’s Summer Time … Let’s Go To The Fair! Compiled and written b Janet Miller

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Copy of the cover of the 1886 Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair Premium Book

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Copies of Ads/Advertisers in the Premium List of the 1886 Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair: Thomas Search, Proprietor, Livery and Sale Stable; T. J. Gray, Dealer, Hardware, Tinware; Frank Ross

, Dealer, Staple and Fancy Groceries

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More local advertisers/ads from the 1886 Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair: Pine Valley Herd of Poland & China Swine, John B. Howe; Also High Class Poultry, Mrs. J. B. Howe; Pioneer Drug Store, Hiram Burgess; McCain’s, Drugs, Paints, Wall Paper, School Books; J. F. Nichols Dealer in Hardware, Tinware

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More local advertisers from the 1886 Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair: J. A. Hatch, M.D.; W. M. Helms, Jewelry, Musical Instruments

Fall 2013

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Local advertiser from the 1886 Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair: Willey, Sigler, & Wishard, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps and Groceries

Fall 2013

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President’s Thoughts By Bernie Murphy; 4 photos of the Resource Center Window Display depicting “Holiday Window Shopping – Newton County, 1900’s.”

3 photos: Volunteers at Work: Becky Lyons stringing popcorn, Rich Miller, Larry Lyons and Jennie Washburn assembling window lights, David Truby with toolbox.

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Christmas Open House 2013:  3 photos include Becky Lyons, Vivian Ferguson, Rich Miller, Hal Tantop, Diana Elijah, Barb Wilfong, Pat Murphy, Janet Miller, Sharon Collins and Barb Murphy.

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It Happens Quite Often … Dorton families together at the Resource Center. Photo: Mary Eisenhauer, Connie (Dorton) Blankenship, Brenda Hiestand, Dawn Herrington

Fall 2013

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Beth Bassett Receives Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award at Indiana Historical Society’s Founder Day Dinner. Photo: Jerry Selmer, HIS Board Chairman, Beth Bassett receiving award, Bill Bartlett, IHS Award Committee Chair

Fall 2013

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Historian’s Corner By Newton County Historian Diana Elijah – Genealogy – Not an Exact Science. Photo: Ransom and Mary Jane Elijah’s family: Charles, Ransom, Mary Jane, Cynthia Arminda, James, Franklin (Markin’s father), Alex (Vic Elijah’s father), Lori Ella, Iarmelia (Millie)

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Neighbor’s in Profile, Editor’s note: From 1979-1989, Editor Donna LaCosse of the Morocco Courier write a column named “Neighbor’s in Profile” consisting of interviews of community members.

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Shoeshine Boy to Barber by Donna LaCosse, July 19, 1979 (Part of the above mentioned “Neighbor’s in Profile” series.) Photos: (1) John Ringer, 1951; (2) Mr. Ringer’s barber chair recently donated to the Newton County Historical Society by the Kemp family.

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1963 – A Year of Major Developments in Lake Village Area – copy of the December 27, 1963 masthead of the Villager. Lake Village newspaper owned by John and Claire Upfield, recently switched to an Offset Lithography press. Photos: (1) West by-pass of Lake Village created in 1963; (2) Newly created entrance on the south side of Lake Village heading north on U.S. 41.

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Photo: Tornado, April 17, 1963, U.S. 41 about 1.5 miles south of Lake Village, from newspaper Villager.

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The Legacy of the Wade School Bell by Beth Bassett

Fall 2013

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Do You Know Your County of Newton By Janet Miller

Fall 2013

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Photos: (1) Lake Village School, bell and tower. Dick Davis photo; (2) Builders of Lake Village School pose for photo. Dick Davis photo

Fall 2013

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Marker Placed for the Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair By Janet Miller. Photos: (1) Marker near the site of the Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair to commemorate George Herriman’s donation of land for the fair. (2) Inscription on Patron Fair Marker

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Newton County’s Civil War Burials By Kyle D. Conrad. Thorough listing of the graves of all the known Civil War veterans buried in our county including a short list of those believed to possibly be here by: Township, name, death date, company/infantry, muster in, muster out and burial site.

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Copy of Morocco Daily Courier masthead dated September 15, 1877

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The Examination of Microfilm of the Morocco Courier, 1877-1895 by Beth Bassett

Fall 2013

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Advertisers in the 1877 and 1878 Morocco Daily Courier Submitted by Beth Bassett

Fall 2013

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Copy of advertising in the 1877 Morocco Daily Courier.

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Advertising from the 1877 Morocco Daily Courier – William Perry, saddle and harness line; The Peoples’ Cheap Cash Store, Jas Robertson; C. E. Triplett, M.D.; Dr. C. K. Robers, Dentist

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Now You Know Your County of Newton! By Janet Miller (Answers to questions on page 11)

Fall 2013

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Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Joseph Zoborosky Home, Beaver Township, Written by Beth Bassett. Photo: Zoborosky homestead and family photo circa 1891 includes Ulysses, Joe Jr., Frank, Lewis Parmer, Blanch, Walter, Edith, Laura, Charles, Sarah and Joseph Zoborosky. Lorene (Zoborosky) Bassett photo.

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Photo: Roof supports and detail work on the porch on the second and first floor of the Zoborosky home. Lorene (Zoborosky) Bassett photo.

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Table with dates regarding construction in 1890-1891 of the Zoborosky home.

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Holiday Window Shopping: Newton County 1900’s, Written by Beth Bassett

History of stores depicted in Historical Society Resource Center window display. Photos: (1) Stoner and Purkey Store in 1880, formerly Kennedy and Schaub and Co, originally fur trading post of John Day, built in 1856 by Mark Ayres. (2) Kennedy and Murphey Store located at the northeast corner of State and Clay Streets, built circa 1884 (photo dated 1908). (3) Cooke’s Pharmacy, 1908, John Donaldson, Dr. Frank Kennedy, John L. Cooke.

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Photos: (1) Workers Cooke’s Pharmacy, Mrs. William Slattery, Pauline Cooke, Mrs. John Cooke, Mrs. Louis Sainte, Lawson Cooke, John Cooke and Louis Sainte. (2) Hershman & Lyons, two photos from 1917, reprinted from the Brook, Iroquois and Washington Township Sesquicentennial Collection. (3) Hershman & Lyons, Harold Hershman, Jack Hershman, John Connell; (4) picture from a more modern era, identities unknown.

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Photo: 1947 era, Murphy’s Supermarket located on Graham Street in Kentland. Glen Phillippi, Bill Weaver, Frances Cahill, Winnie Cunningham, Pedro Perkins, Dorothea Murphy, Charles Murphy. Bernie Murphy photograph.

Fall 2013

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Monon Train Wreck $73 at the Kankakee Bridge, July 27, 1939. 3 NCHS archive photos and brief article.

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Record of Physician License, 1885 by Beth Bassett. Listing of records of Newton County physician licensing by name, date of license, diploma date, name of college, county clerk.

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Copy of Physician’s Certificate, Dr. Chas. E. Triplett, dated 09/29/1885

Winter 2014

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Record of Physician License Transcriptions incl. Name, Date of License, Diploma Date, Name of College, Memorandum, County Clerk

Winter 2014

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

Winter 2014

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A Tribute to Donna LaCosse by Beth Basset, Director Family History Division

Winter 2014

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Photos: (1) Open house for our new Resource Center, Nov, 2006. L-R: Harold & Donna LaCosse, Becky Lyons and Avalyn Cooper. (2) Christmas Open House, 2011, L-R Donna & Harold LaCosse.

Winter 2014

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Historian’s Corner by Newton County Historian Diana Elijah – “the snow that wouldn’t stop!; photo Paul Elijah beside snow drift Jan. 21, 1963.

Winter 2014

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Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Winter 2014

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List of local republished history books on sale at the Resource Center

Winter 2014

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Bogus Bog – All About Some Famous Counterfeiters – Extracted from the Ft. Wayne Daily Gazette, February 6, 1877.

Winter 2014

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Pupils Perfect Attendance First Quarter School, 1916 – Extracted from the Newton County Enterprise, February 8, 1916. (Newton County Township Schools.)

Winter 2014

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Salt column, Hettie Abbott by Jeff Manes – Justice of the Peace, Store Owner Shares Life Full of Rich Memories

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Photo of Hettie Abbott, 2012

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Photo: Members of the Brook Conservation Club in the 1950’s-60’s. Slim Flynn, Kenoyer, Harry Lawrence, Dick Conn, Bill Kenoyer, Unknown, Chet Anderson, and Duttenhaver. From the Bassett Archives

Winter 2014

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Pages of the Past: Excerpts taken from the Newton County Enterprise during Winter of 1914 by Janet Miller. Kentland: (1) County Superintendent Schanlaub talks to Women’s Club. (2) Bud Weldon moving to his farm near Greencastle. (3) D.S. Fletcher sold his blacksmithing business to John and K. C. McCartney. (4) Forthcoming marriage of Miss Callie McCartney to James M. Egan, Miss Helen C. Britton to Albert J. Bower, Miss Sadie Illingworth to John Flatt of Morocco announced in St. Joseph’s Church. (5) Auto Tax Receipts and Disbursements, L. G. Effingham, secretary of state, has made his report on the total receipts and disbursements of money from the registration and licensing of motor vehicles in Indiana. (6) Send your children to the Kentland Theatre. Jackson Twp: (1) Mr. & Mrs. Preston Roberts of Jackson Twp celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with son Bela F. Roberts and wife, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Paulus, Attorney Jess Roberts and wife. (2) Hamlin Smith moving to the farm he purchased of J. R. Sigler, known as the Will Lyons farm. Clarence Dwellenger will move from the Agate from into house vacated by Mr. Smith, and Elmer Stucker will move to the Agate farm. Will Little, the barber, was rented the house vacated by Mr. Stucker. Washington Twp: (1) Miss Zelda Whaley and Ray Risley were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Whaley, on Christmas Day by Rev. Taylor. Miss Blanche Light, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Light and Thomas Collen were also married at 5 o’clock Christmas evening by Rev. Gardner, pastor of Mt. Zion. (2) Frank Martin moved from the Martin farm to a farm of his own near Dorn Cemetery. Ellis Smith and family ready to move to a farm near Donovan. Ray Risley will move onto the Spitler place. Morocco: (1) Ross Lucas has a new Overland and it’s a peach! Ross has the Overland agency now. (2) Newton County Poultry Show held at Morocco this past week. 450 birds entered into the competition. Champion bird in the county was bred by A. M. Robertson, a white Rock cock, purchased by Dr. Hess for $25. Conrad: (1) Headquarters or ranch house of Mrs. Jennie Conrad destroyed by fire. (2) Fred Don at Conrad and secured contract for building a ranch house for Mrs. Jennie M. Conrad. Brook: (1) Mrs. J. B. Dickson received a late Christmas present – an English plum pudding – sent by a niece and nephew in Cambridgeshire, England. Roselawn: (1) Trustee Gundy down from Roselawn Monday filing annual report with the auditor. Work progressing on the new four-room school house at Thayer. About four inches of snow fell in the north end of the county Sunday. Goodland: (1) Judge Hanley made following appointments: Mrs. B. W. Pratt, Mrs. C. L. Constable and Mrs. C. E. Burgess members of the Goodland Library Board.  

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Record of Infectious and Contagious Diseases, 1908-1931 by Beth Bassett (Includes all towns and townships in Newton County)

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Newton County’s Civil War Burials by Kyle D. Conrad – Concludes listing of the graves of all known Civil War veterans buried in Newton County. Includes Grant Twp, Jefferson Twp, Washington Twp. Townships of Beaver, Iroquois, Jackson, Lake and Lincoln included in the Fall 2013 issue.

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Home is Where Your Story Begins – Early Physicians Listed in the “Record of Physician Licenses” Family Histories by Beth Bassett

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Photos: (1) Dr. George and Margaret Rainford. Lake Village early physician. (2) Dr. Charles Triplett, Sr., Morocco’s first physician

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Photo: Dr. Jethro Hatch, Kentland’s first physician

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Photo: Dr. John A. Lovett and his wife, Mary (Clark) Lovett, Goodland’s first physician

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Photo: Dr. Recher’s office in Morocco. Dr. Recher practiced medicine in Morocco from 1882-1942. (Courtesy Mike Williamson collection)

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Photos:  (1) Dr. M. L. Humston, early Goodland physician (2) Dr. B. W. Pratt, a partner with Dr. Lovett, Goodland’s first physician, 1883.

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Photos: (1) Dr. Laura (Pratt) Recher, practiced medicine in Goodland with her brother, B. W. Pratt, 1881-1890. (2) Typical instruments found in a doctor’s medical bag circa 1900’s.  Part of Dr. Recher artifacts courtesy of Mike Williamson

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Now you Know Your County of Newton! By Janet Miller – Answers to questions on page 5.

Winter 2014

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Photo: Can anyone identify where the photo was taken? Photo of several people taken somewhere in Newton or Jasper County.

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Spring/Summer 2014 Vol 20, Issue Two  View PDF of Spring/Summer 2014

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Uncovering Bogus Island, by Beth Bassett; Photo South on CR 200E in Lincoln Twp, famous “Shafer’s Ridge”, home to Mike Shafer (Bassett photo)

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Photos: (1) North from CR 800N to remains in 2014 of Shafer’s Ridge (Bassett photo); (2) CR 100E. Colfax Twp, cuts thru east edge of Big Bogus Island, aka Bingaman’s Island (Bassett photo); (3) North from CR 800N to remains in 2014 of Shafer’s Ridge (Bassett photo)

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Photos: (1) 2012, North Newton High School students on last ridges of Bogus Island in Section 6, McClellan Township (Bassett photo) (2) View of Bogus Island showing precipice on the SE end of island.

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy

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Photos: (1) Newton County Home Educators and Their Students, Visit the Resource Center: Alyssa Nyberg, Jessica Marter, Jeanette Marter, Julie Mlynarczyk, Nathan Mlynarczyk, Natalie Mlynarczyk, Cecelia Marter, Forest Nyberg, Savanna Nyberg. (2) Photo of display on Beaver Lake presented by Beth Bassett at Newton County’s Earth Day celebration at Lake Village Fire Department.

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History of the Town of Goodland and Grant Township Released.

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Photos: (1) Society member Mike Davis portraying George Ade during visit to Hazelden by South Newton fourth grade classes. (2) Fourth grade classes of South Newton Elementary visit to Resource Center: Becky Lyons provided information on Ella (Ade) McCray. Larry Lyons talked about different fowl and fauna of the Beaver Lake Country. Beth Bassett told tales of outlaw Mike Shafer.

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Ade’s Church was once Center of Activity by Joan Clark, The Brook Reporter, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988” Photo of postcard of Ade in early years from collection of Marilyn Whaley.

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Farmers Once Traveled to Enos Grain Center During Harvest, by Donna LaCosse, The Morocco Courier, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988.

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Beaver City Remains Relatively Unknown, by Joan Clark, Brook Reporter, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988”

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Small Town Disappears by Rose Lansdown, Morocco Courier, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988” Community of Elmer located three miles east of Enos.

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Remember Fussesville? by Donna Lacosse, Morocco Courier, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988” Located at intersection of Indiana 10 and Indiana 55 in the 1920’s.

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Saturday Night Band Concerts in Brook by Joan Clark, Brook Reporter, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988” Photo: Winter scene downtown Brook includes bandstand. Reprinted from Hoosier Heritage, 1988.

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Town Developed as Railroads were laid through Area by Donna Lacosse, Morocco Courier, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988. Names of early settlers of Lake Village: Dillon, Wade, Barker, Bingham, Brandt, Bryant, Bunch, Burton, DeWolf, Dudley, Halleck, Hansen, Hess, Jenkins, Kite, Lawbaugh, Malone, Marshall, Mott, Nichols, Rainford, Stoner, Wells, Cool, David, Gephardt, Newell, Christenson, Franson, Johnson, Madison, Sorenson, John Stoner (Log House Hotel), Richard Malone platted Lake Village, Bryant (first grocery store), Mrs. John Linton (first postmistress) Charles W. Lee (first newspaper, Star Journal and school teacher), Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Yott (hosted church services in their home), Dr. John F. Shronts. Photo: George C. A. Bryant from Joanne Iwinski Miller collection.

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A Poem by “Uncle Billy” aka William Whaley, Sr.  Photo of hand-written poem found in Marilyn Whaley collection and donated to Historical Society.

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Salt column – Pauline Sirois by Jeff Manes

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Photo: Joan (Madison) Ragan, Minnie Christenson, Mary Flagg, Mrs. Mahan, Gladys Flatt, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Milford Bingham, Mrs. Russell, Pauline Sirois, Ruth Sheppard, Belva Davis, Edith Madison. From Joanne (Iwinski) Miller collection

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Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

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Beaver Lake Country Place Names, Submitted by Beth Bassett. List derived from sources mentioned earlier, Joseph Hiestand, Elmore Barce and the Kankakee Marsh Place-Name article written by PhilipVierling. List includes: Bald Knob, Beaver Lake Farm, Beaver Lake Channel, Beegum Ridge, Bingaman’s Island, Black Oak Island, Blue Grass Landing, Cherry Island, Darroch’s Ridge, Devil’s Island, Eagle’s Nest Ridge, Forest City, Frenchman’s Slough, Hickory Island, Horse Thief Hill, Hunter’s Point, Little Lake, Moorman Hill, Rafferty Ranch, Range Line Bridge, Squawk Island, Thayer’s Landing, Water Valley, Wheatons Arm, White Oak Island, White Oak Landing, Wild Cat Island

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2010 Newton County Map with original outline of Beaver Lake drawn, locations indicated for Beaver Lake Country place names.

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Pages of the Past – Excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise during Spring/Summer of 1914 by Janet Miller. Kentland: (1) New addition to the Discount and Deposit State Bank completed; Champion oats yield by Charles Spangler at 42 bushels. (2) Orchard Lake tenants enjoy day as guests of Warren T. McCray incl. families of Warren T. McCray, James Hendry, Mrs. Starett, Frank Henderson, Otis Gordon, Alva Herriman, Roy Miller and Bert Dickson. (3) Mrs. Smith of the Arcade Hotel flower garden. (4) “The Girl of the Sunny South” to be presented at the Opera House by the Baughman-Gustine Co, assisted by local talent Tom Gott, “Bunny” Gott, “Fritz” Gott, Meridith Lowe. (5) Post office department officially recommending use of automobiles instead of horses. (6) Colton Dramatic Co will open under the big tent in Kentland. (7) Town Council elected H.L. Sammons a member of the school board to success Mrs. LeNoe Allen, R.R. Cummings, president, T. H. Dixon, secretary, Mr. Sammons, Treasurer. Brook: (1) Smallpox condition to dispense with every kind of public gathering until there is thorough fumigation. (2) On the Golf Links – July 17th, members of the golf club played one-club match with George Ade turning in a 73 score for the round. Morocco: (1) A. B. Jenkins at Schneider superintending construction of Lake/Newton county bridge. (2) Morocco fire on Saturday night but town saved from destruction. Mt. Ayr: (1) During high wind, belfry blown from Missionary Baptist Church. (2) W. A. Lyons finished packing his goods and left for new home at Ligonier. (3) Stone Road between Mt. Ayr and Rensselaer completed, making continuous route from Morocco to Rensselaer and points beyond. Lake Village: (1) Sheriff Dowling at Lake Village to settle dispute. (2) Biting good on Kankakee River whether by fish or mosquitoes. Northern Newton: (1) Dr. & Mrs. W.C. Mathews and Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Hamilton drove to Kankakee and enjoyed dinner at the Burton House at Blue Grass Landing. Goodland: (1) Delphi defeated the crack Goodland team Sunday in a game at Spinney Park. (2) The Saturday Times, a new paper launched at Goodland by A. J .Kitt.

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Bird Band from 1988 or Earlier Found, Submitted by Beth Bassett. Photos: (1) Certificate of Appreciation Award sent by USGS, (2) photo of the bird band.

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Bell Cemetery in Beaver Township to be Restored – DNR and Beaver Township working to restore the small cemetery located half mile north of CR 300 S and one-half mile east of CR 100 W. Photo of stones in Bell Cemetery.

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List of local republished history books on sale at the Resource Center: The Saga of Jennie M. Conrad; The History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson & Colfax Townships; Roselawn, Thayer and Shelby, The First 100 Years 1882-1992; Ralph, The Story of Bogus Island; Hoosier Hunting Ground; Newton County Landmarks; Beaver Lake, Land of Enchantment; Past editions of the Newcomer; post cards; coloring books; DVD- Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh; The History of the Town of Goodland and Grant Township, Newton County, Indiana 1861-2014

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The Life and Times of the Beaver Lake Outlaw by Beth Bassett

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Drawing by Vic Johnson, 1992

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Copy of article from The Kentland Gazette dated Thursday, November 12, 1868 re: Michael Shafer found murdered near the lake in Jackson Township.

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Photos: (1) John Jenkins home, one-half mile west of Lake Village, Indiana. Autopsy held here on remains of “Old Shafer” in a blacksmith shop located nearby. (2) Big Bogus Island – two figures standing on the spot where a gang of early day counterfeiters had their “dugout”. Reprinted from “Tales of an Old Border Town and Along the Kankakee” by Burt Burroughs.

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Photo: Ancient swamp-rat Austin Dexter, perhaps Beaver Lake’s oldest citizen in point of continuous residence.

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Area Boasted as Popular Resort Town, reprinted from “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988. Photo: People from Chicago and suburbs unload from a passenger train to view and purchase lots in the Sumava Resorts area. Reprinted from “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988”.

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Home is Where Your Story Begins - Newton County Historian Diana Elijah Recalls Memories of her father, Charles Lash. Photos: (1) Brandon & Pearl Lash family: Barb, Brandon, Alice Jean, Betty, Charles, Donald, Isabele. (2) Charles Lash, 1929. (3) Mabel (White) Lash and Charles Lash

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Photos: (1) 1953, L-R, Don Lash, Pearl Lash, Charles Lash and Brandon Lash. (2) Classroom scene at Brook High School with Charles Lash and students.

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McCray Scholarship Essay Winner, 2014, Zack Willhite, South Newton High School - his essay entitle “South Newton High School”

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Now You Know Your County of Newton! By Janet Miller. Answers to questions on page 11.

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Morocco’s Pocket Park and Wall of History – named for Betty Kessler, former owner of The Lunch Box and retired elementary school teacher. Photo: (1) Betty Kessler Park, (2) Betty Kessler, (3) Mural entitled “Wall of History” nearly 90 feet long, assembled and dedicated in 2003 to Sally Mangus wife of the artist and creator, Dalton “Derb’ Mangus. Ten murals depicting” Home of Hoosier Hospitality, Edgar “Sam” Rice, Dr. Charles Triplett, Sr., North Newton Jr./Sr. High School, arrival of pioneers, September 11, 2001, Willow Slough, Beaver Township Firehouse and Community Center, Recher Park, Intec and various organizations in Morocco. Photos by Beth Bassett

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The Murphey Brothers of Morocco – photo of early Morocco and the Murphey store of Ira W. Murphey, grandson of Morocco founder John Murphey.

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FALL 2014 NAME OF ARTICLE

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1909-11 Brook Baseball Teams and Omak, Washington by Beth Bassett

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Photo of Jesse E. Whiting in baseball uniform.

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Photo #1: 1909 Brook Baseball team: Charles Conn, Jess ‘Davis’ Whiting, Henry Simpson?, John X. Lyons, Jasper “Micky” Staton, Sam ‘Tude’ Conn, George Corbett, ?, John ‘Jack Wise, ?.  Photo #2: 1909 Brook Baseball team, in George Ade or Fred Lyon’s auto; L-R, back: Orpheus Lyons, ?, ?, John X. Lyons, ?; Center: Micky Staton, ?, Tude Conn, George Corbett, seated on end; Front: Jack Wise, Jessie Whiting, Fred Lyons, Charles Conn.

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Photo: Omak Baseball team, 1911, L-R, standing: Guerdon Wilkinson, Lewis Danielson, Henry Simpson, Jake Fink, Jack Wise, Jesse E. Whiting, Tude Conn. Kneeling: Bob Fiker, George Corbett, Jasper N. “Micky” Staton and Lorin Kenny

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Photo #1: Omak, Washington, 1912, and the ad that appeared in the Omak Chronicle for Fink’s Shop in 1910. Arrow points to Jacob Fink’s Harness Shop. Photo #2: Goods created by Jacob Fink and for sale at his harness shop.

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Photo #1, Jesse Edward Whiting, suited up in his baseball uniform; #2, Jesse Edward Whiting, WWI uniform; Jesse and Anne’s 30th wedding anniversary celebration.

Fall 2014

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy: Diana Elijah officially County Historian; current window display features “Campaigning in Indiana”; monthly meeting topics – Phil Boldman on the history of local railroads, Alyssa Nyberg snapshot of the “Kankakee Sands” area of the Nature Conservancy in McClellan Twp; Doug Green presentation on the history, types of wildlife and fish, day-to-day management of Willow Slough. Hosted a “Neighbor to Neighbor” program with Indiana Historical Society, Benton County Historical Society and Jasper County Historical Society. Photo of Resource Center window display.

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Do You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller

Fall 2014

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Salt column: Ed Camblin by Jeff Manes. Photo#1 – current photo of Ed Camblin; Photo #2 – Ed in U.S. Navy uniform, WWII.

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Photo: Ed and Marcheta Camblin, 2014.

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“The Pennies In The Box” reprinted from Newton County Enterprise, January 14, 1909.

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First Reunion of the Veterans of Newton County, October 1, 1889, Newton County Gazette, submitted by Beth Bassett.

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Invocation by Rev. S.P. Edmondson, pastor of M.E. Church, Kentland. Morris Jones led in song. Welcome address by Dr. J. A. Hatch; Chaplain J. H. Claypool, pastor of M.E. Church of Goodland responded; Judge Peter H. Ward entertained the audience with a short talk; Col. E.P. Hammond, Capt. R.W. Marshall, John Ade, Geo. G. Jenkins, Patrick Keefe and Barney Shaw addressed the audience. W.W. Pfrimmer read an original poem.

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Officers elected: President, Capt. D.M. Graves, Beaver Twp; G.G. Jenkins, Grant; J.W.S. Ulrey, Iroquois; A. Beabout, Jackson; J.A. Hatch, Jefferson; J. Hess, Lake; O.G. Wilder, Lincoln; A. Elllis, McClellan; Harvey McFarland, Washington. Secretary, I.W. Bemenderfer, Morocco; Treasurer, J.D. Deardurff, Morocco; Surgeon, Dr. Triplett, Morocco. Rev. A.W. Beabout and Comrade J. Extrand, addresses. Col. A.D. Streight addressed the reunion.

 

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Roster of Civil War Veterans Attending First Union: T. Allan, A.P. Allen, J. Allman, William Anderson, Daniel Ash, C.W. Babbitt, C. Baker, C. Baker, C.R. Ball, W.J. Bart, F. Bartholomew, A. Beabout, G. Beckwith, J. Bell, A. Bellows, I. Bemenderfer, A. Bramble, John Brown, C. Brunton, E. Bryant, J. Bull, T. Burton, T.M. Bush, J.E. Carney, J.C. Chaffee, G. Clark, Wm. Clark, J.H. Claypool, J.D. Conklin, J.T. Corn, J.S. Crum, G. Cummings, B. Davidson, R. Davidson, G. Deardurff, J.S. Deardurff, I.C. Denny, G. Dick, H. Doolittle, J. Dorn, J. Doun, J. Downey, W.T. Drake, P. Duttenhaver, F. Eck, L. Ellis, F. Enslett, J. Extrand, H. Fields, J.D. Fleiel, I. Flick, A.V. Flick, A.J. Flowers, D.M. Fory, R.W. Foster, C. Frankenberger, J. French, D. Fry, G. Galbraith, E. Gates, O. Gilbert, R. Gilmore, H. Girrard, O. Gleason, J. D. Goddard, J. H. Grant, S. W. Grant, D. M. raves, W. Graves, E. P. Hammond, E. G. Handley, W. Hartsock, G. Haskell, J. A. Hatch, D. J. Hawn, A. Heilman, John Higgins, A. Highberger, W. Holiday, J. Hosier, J. Howenstine, J. Humphrey, J. H. Jackson, J. Jenkins, M. A. Jones, W. Kennedy, A. Kenoyer, J. Kenoyer, R. Lake, P. H. Lally, J. R. Linton, W. R. Love, J. H. Lowe, John Lowe, J. B. Lyons, R. Marshall, W. H. Martin, S. Martindale, F. Mashino, G. McAfee, J. J. McCabe, H. H. McClain, J. McClintin, H. McFarland, I. McKinney, J. M. McKinstry, R. Medworth, G. E. Merchant, O. Merrifield, H. Minner, J. Monty, R. Moody, T. C. Moore, L. N. Moulton, J. C. Myers, J. E. Myers, J. J. Nace, S. M. Noble, J. Nugent, E. Odle, J. Ortner, F. Oswalt, J. Parker, G. W. Patton, A. E. Peck, I. Perkins, E. Pettit, D. A. Pfrimmer, F. Phelps, S. Pierce, D. Pillars, a. Plummer, G. Pumphrey, J. W. Randal, J. Recker, A. Reed, T. Reynolds, H. Rimer, R. Roadruck, W. Robeson, M. Rodgers, C. Ross, F. Ross, J. Roush, F. Runion, D. F. Sager, J. H. Sager, J. T. Saunderson, G. Sawyer, John Scheneckenberger, J. Schmidth, T. Search, J. Shaffer, J. E. Shaffer, J. Shephard, W. Sherwood, J. Shiltz, W. Shortridge, J. Simms, E. Simpson, J. Skinner, D. W. Slockslager, I. Smart, D. P. Smith, G. B. Smith, G. E. Smith, G. H. Smith, J. C. Smith, G. Spalding, T. Starkey, A. Steward, J. Stillman, P. Stonehill, J. B. Straw, A. Streight, I. Stucker, C. Tadlock, F. Tanner, S. Thomas, W. Torbet, G. Tullis, J. Umensetler, J. W. Ulrey, E. L. Urmston, J. Vayette, E. Vondersmith, C. Waling, R. Wamsher, H. K. Warren, J. Wats, G. Weber, J. Wellington, J. Whaley, W. Whittlesay, O. G. Wilder, J. Wilson, P. Winder, P. Wolf, C. A. Wood, D. Wood, A. E. Wooden, J. Wright, A. Young, J. Zoborosky

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The Right to a Civil War Pension, copies of (1) letter from the Bank of Brook, written by John B. Lyons requesting pension raise for Joseph L. Whiting, dated September 12, 1918; (2) Death notice from Postmaster Will McMillen to Dept of the Interior regarding Joseph L. Whiting; (3) Letter of State of Indiana regarding widow of Joseph L. Whiting, Rosetta Whiting.

Fall 2014

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Pages for the Past – Excerpts taken from The Kentland Gazette, Fall 1886, by Janet Miller Brook: Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Foresman to visit friends in Massachusetts and Vermont. Charles Waling went to Bushnell, Ill, to attend reunion of 64th Regt, Ill, Vol. Infantry. Brook parsonage receiving a nice coat of paint – Howard Gross is the dauber. Washington Twp: Young son of George Herriman seriously if not fatally injured – run over by a wagon load of hay. Secretary of the Patron and Farmer’s Fair reports receipts of $782.00. Found: Patron and Farmer’s fairgrounds – gold bracelet. Goodland: Friday, Sept. 24th special train from State Line to Goodland for those wishing to hear Senator Ben Harrison. Fred Slyter, late of Dakota, returned home last week. Mr. A. J. Kitt and Miss Hattie Spoor, daughter of  S. C. Spoor, our banker, united in matrimony. Morocco: Program of speed ring at Morocco Fair & purses. Peter A. Kline, son of Peter Kline, boss cattle raiser of Newton County exhibited cattle at the fair. Notice: Wish to procure good homes for my two boys, one 8 and the other 4 years old, by James Brown. Mt. Airy: Mrs. Samuel Wilson please excuse ignorance of the fact for omitting her name as partner in millinery store with Mrs. Patrick. Morocco Fair exhibited a quilt containing 11,500 pieces put together by Mrs. Sarah L. Dennison of Mt. Ayr. Roselawn: Mrs. Hammon took first car ride to Rensselaer last week and set for her first picture. Kentland: Reports from threshing machine men – oats on tiled land turn out 60-70 bushels to the acre, while that on untiled land runs from 25-30 bushels. Persons attending State Fair in Indianapolis: J. Z. Johnston and son, Frank, Mr. & Mrs. John Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. William Perry and daughter, Miss Maud Arnout. New Hubertz Hotel is neat and attractive building on Third Street. Lake Village: Boys on Knott’s Dredger running at the rate of 200 feet per day. Have reached Long Point.

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Now You Know Your County of Newton? By Janet Miller, Questions on page 6.

Fall 2014

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Castongia’s, Inc. Celebrates 75 Years in Business By Beth Bassett

Founder Archie Castongia, Archie sold to son Roger Castongia in 1967, Jon Castongia has managed the business since 2000. Photo: (1) Castongia’s first location downtown Morocco – photo taken in 2945; (2) Staff in 1965 at Polk St location: L-R, Jake Reagan, Ken Smart, Dick Smart, Howard Porter, Archie Castongia, Roger Castongia. (3) 3rd from left, Roger Castongia and next on his right, Archie Castongia, taken after opening on Polk St.

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Buildings on Graham Street, Kentland, Built in 1909 by Beth Bassett

The Arcade Hotel, located ½ block east of the library in Kentland, on Graham Street. Sarah Smith best known in Kentland as builder, owner and operator of the Arcade Hotel. Photos: page 18, (1) Arcade building in progress with Sarah E. Smith and the Don Brothers and building crew. (2) Finished Arcade Hotel. Elite Opera House and K of P Lodge: 212 East Graham Street former home of the Elite Opera House built in 1909. Charles Ephriam Hatch, son Chelsey Hatch, and Harvey C. Webber purchased lot from George Rider. K of P added the second floor, interior designed by architect Samuel Young of Monticello. Will Fletcher hired to do interior decorative work

Sarah (Muhl) E. Smith story – turned management of Hotel Kentland over to Fannie W. Hawkins and opened Arcade Hotel in 1909. Born Nov 4, 1853 to Michael and Christinia Muhl, both born in Germany. Married Abraham R. Smith of Roann, Indiana & had two daughters, Margaret and Alberta M. (died in infancy). Margaret married Clarence Otto Bridgeman, son of George & Ada Bridgeman of Kentland, IN. K of P sponsored George Ade’s “The County Chairman”, directed by George Herbert. Messrs. Hatch & Webber owned and operated an electric theatre. Advertisement in the Newton County Enterprise for the Elite. By October 10, Messrs. Hatch and Webber sold the Elite to H. L. Sammons and James Couch. Photo, page 19: Elite Opera House and K of P Hall, 1910. 

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Bldgs. on Graham St. (Cont’d.): Opera House and K of P Lodge Land Transfer Records, Lot 21, Block 17, Graham St. Kentland. Owners: Patterson & Jacob Brodes, A. & A.S. Heilman, Smart & Rider, Rider & Conklin, George Rider, Charles, Chesney Hatch, Harvey Webber, H. L. Sammons & James Couch, Mr. Strobe, Mr. Hay, Elizabeth Boyle, Mr. & Mrs. Sanders, Dallas Cannon, Boyle, Leslie & Bertha M. Center, RH., Rose & Johanna Reinhold, & Frances Eilts, Rose Eilts, Gerald McCarty, Richard & Beverly DeLong, Kentland Bank, Kentland TV & Appliance, Kenneth Jr., & Sherry McMillian, Sherry Thompson, Rose Ann Large & Troy Thompson, S. Thompson, T. Thompson, & Demotte State Bank, DeMotte State Bank, Leo R. Conry, Town of Kentland.

 

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Bldgs. on Graham St. (Cont’d.): Movie Posters: 1922 Rudolph Valentino “The Sheik”, Kentland Theater Talking Pictures “Pointed Heels” and “The Laughing Lady”; Photo: Graham Street photo of Opera House.

 

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Bldgs. on Graham St. (Cont’d.): Pythian Sister Temple Dedicated, June 1960: Damon Lodge No 96, Order of Pythian Sisters. Also home of Damon Lodge 72, Knights of Pythias, Kentland. Monies from Helen Boyle estate helped build the Temple. Helen adopted daughter of Elizabeth (Boyle) and Terrance Cunningham. Albert Boyle, maternal grandfather, served as Newton County Recorder.  Photo (1): Building and plaque on old K of P building. (2) Advertisement reflecting styles for going to opera in spring of 1909. Styles available from John Ryan & Co., Kentland.

 

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Home is Where Your Story Begins – James and Rebecca (Sailor) Dodson by Beth Bassett. November 7, 1909 Newton County Enterprise feature article written by S. M. D., (her son Squire who worked at the paper) entitled “A Grand Old Woman”. James Dodson biography in the “History of Jasper and Newton Counties, 1916.” Seven children: John S. Dodson, Jesse Dodson, Mary Jane Dodson married John Strohm (one son Harry A. Strohm), Ruth E. Dodson, Lewis S. Dodson, Squire M. Dodson, Jeremiah Dodson. Sketch page 23 of Dodson Bros. Hardware store appeared in a 1909 Newton County Enterprise – known today as Hopkins Electric & Hardware.

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Pioneers Have Big Banquet: guests of honor – Abe Beabout, George Clark, D. M. Graves, Aunt Katherine Deardurff, Dr. Triplett Sr., John Brown, A. J. Ellis, Jacob Hosier, G. W. Grooms, Mrs. Kate Shafer, Mrs. Capt. Graves and Mrs. A. J. Ellis among the guests. J. B. Chizum and brother J. M. Chizum conceived banquet. Reprinted from Morocco Courier, January 8, 1915. Photo: Dr. C. E. Triplett

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Historian’s Corner by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian: Local remembrances of past Christmas’s including those of Diana Elijah, Beth Lyons, Bill Dalton, Peg Lawrence, Jerry Johnson.

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The End of Summer, My Summer Visits to Brook by Ralph Park Youngren, submitted by Carol Light. Ralph is the son of Fred and Eunice (Park) Youngren, Eunice grew up in Brook, IN. Photo, page 25: Grandmother Mary Theodosia (Steele) Park, Aunt Ruth, Aunt Edith, Aunt Grace and Eunice Park Youngren. Brook grocery run by Charlie Stonehill, post office by Leland Hess. Civil war veterans Franklin and Eugene Park, brothers of grandfather Byron Park. Photos, page 26: (1) Park sisters - Grace Elizabeth, Ruth Amelia, Eunice, Edith Helen. (2) Youngren boys, Fred Robert, John Howard and Ralph Park. (3) Eunice Park

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Photo: Cast of Kentland’s First Production of George Ade’s “The County Chairman,” 1909 at Elite Opera House, from April 6, 1950 Newton County Enterprise: Robert Coughlin, ?, Will Ade, John Ade, Guy Rettinger, Dolphin Johnston, Frank Klinger, J. B. Staton, ?, John Simons, ?,?,?, T. B. Cunningham, Sue Simons, ?, Mrs. T. B. Cunningham, George Herbert, Adah Bush, ?, Freemon Reed’s eldest daughter, Nellie McCain, Dwight Worsham, Maude Steele, Albert Thompson, Otto Kessler, Ruth ?, ?, Elizabeth McCray, H.L. Sammons, Lloyd Miles. Table with 1909 cast: Jim Hackler / Will H. Ade, Tilford Wheeler / J. D. Worsham, Elias Rigby / George Herbert, Riley Cleaver / John Simons, Wilson Prewitt / T. B. Cunningham, Jupiter Pettaway / Sam Molter, Sassafras Livingston / Robert Coughlin, Uncle Eck Millbury / O. P. Keesler, Jefferson Briscoe / A. J. Thompson, Vance Jimmison / J. B. Staton, Joe Whittaker / H. L. Sammons, Carl Barcus / R. R. Cummings, Chub Tolliver / Lloyd Miles, Henry / Col W. H. Roberts, Clabe Overton / Guy Rettinger, Amos Whitney / John Ade, Dawson Montgomery / Ralph Martin, Lucy Rigby / Maude Steele, Mrs. Elias Rigby / Adah E. Bush, Mrs. Jefferson Briscoe / Lizzie Cunningham, Lorena Watkins / Sue Simons, Chick Elzey / Hilda Palmer, Tillie / Helen Boyle

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List of Newton County Historical Society Historical Publications.

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Photo: Old Morocco Photo page appearing in the spring/summer Newcomer – men in photo identified as George Murphey and Bennett Chizum.

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View PDF of Winter 2015 Vol 21, Issue One

Date of Newcomer

Page #

The Chizum Family and Farms of Morocco by Beth Bassett

Photos: (1) Joe Chizum residence 1916; (2) Original Chizum farm, V. Carlson tenant, 1955

Winter 2015

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy; Photos 2014 Society Open House, (1) Terry Dieter, Tom & Kathy Sondgerath; (2) Larry Lyons & Sonny Shedrow 

Winter 2015

2

A Moment of Your Time by Beth Bassett – update on the columns of John J. Yost

Winter 2015

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The Chizum Family and Farms of Morocco by Beth Bassett (Cont’d) 1955 Aerial Views of the Chizum Land Holdings, in Townships Beaver, Jackson and Washington; Photos: (1) R. Carlson, Tenant, 535 acres, Beaver Twp, (2) W. Blaney, Tenant, 340 acres, Beaver Twp, (3) W. Blaney, Tenant, 350 acres, Beaver Twp; (4) V. Clark, Tenant, 652 acres, Jackson Twp; (5) No Tenant, 658 acres, Jackson Twp.

Winter 2015

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Other Notable Farms and Ranches in Newton County – If you have any history, photographs and/or information we would be happy to scan and preserve them in the Historical Society files.

Winter 2015

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1904: Land Owners Involved with the Chizum Farm Operation; Beaver, Washington and Jackson Townships – copy of plat map, listing of landowners identified on plat map.

Winter 2015

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Education in Newton County by David Truby

Winter 2015

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know! By Beth Bassett - Article & photo of the Kessler School

Winter 2015

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Salt – Ron Styck by Jeff Manes

Winter 2015

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Photo: Jeff Manes & Ron Styck, rabbit hunt 1967

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Sugar Beets in Newton County? By Beth Bassett Article from Chicago Tribune, October 10, 1896 “Beets Grown in the Waste Lands of Northern Indiana. Photo: Purdue Test Results, 1897 – Results of beets provided by the government & planted in areas with spongy soil, half muck, half sand, near the shores of the Kankakee River in St. Joseph, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Starke, Lake and Newton Counties. Samples provided to Purdue University where tests were made to determine the percentage of sugar.

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Sugar Beets in Newton County? (Cont’.) Marshes of the Kankakee; The Cost of Work Irrigation System Suggested;

Winter 2015

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Wherefore Art Thou, Sugar Beet, September 22, 1999, By John J. Yost

Winter 2015

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1904 map of Newton County reveals land holdings of Joseph Adams, beet grower

Winter 2015

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Wherefore Art Thou, Sugar Beet, Part Two, October 13, 1999, By John J. Yost

Winter 2015

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1897: The Importance of the Telephone, Submitted by Bruce Herriman; Photo of popular type of telephone utilized in the 1890’s through the 1900’s. Article transcribed from the Newton County Enterprise, April 8, 1897.

Winter 2015

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The Privy Out Back by Beth Bassett – Article from the Morocco Courier, July 9, 1936, Sanitary Work Progressing, New Clean Units Can Replace Unsightly Out Buildings/Old Model Provies. Photo of the 1936 ad that appeared in Morocco Courier.

Winter 2015

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“The Passing of the Outhouse” by James Whitcomb Riley

Winter 2015

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First Dwelling in Kentland – McHolland Home – Photographs sent by Paul Neff of Ft. Wayne of early Kentland settlers and “the first home built in 1860” Photos: (1) house on Allen St, W of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thomas Moore family in 1893 -  Girtie Franklin, Ella Moore, Mary & Thomas Moore; (2) Mary (Kennon) Moore; (3) Thomas Clark Moore

Winter 2015

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Living and Working on the Chizum Farms by Clay Blaney – series of three articles. Mammouth Barns Used for More than Just Storage; Driving Seed, Cattle to Markets Took time at Chizum; Summer Months were Long, Productive on Chizum Farms; Chizum Farm Employees

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Copy of ad for a Chizum livestock sale appeared in “Shorthorn World” Oct. 16, 1919.

Winter 2015

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Historian’s Corner By Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian – Article on history of “The Armold Home” - photo of the Armold home in Jackson Twp

Winter 2015

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IU Start Andy Zimmer Elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame from John J. Yost columns

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1941 photograph of Andy Zimmer – appeared in the “History of The Town of Goodland and Grant Twp, Newton County, 1861-2014.

Winter 2015

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Inquiry: The Kessler-Brunton Connection by Beth Bassett

Winter 2015

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Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Chizum Family of Beaver Township by Beth Bassett

Winter 2015

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Photos: (1) Joseph W. Chizum, 1916; (2) Mary Jane (Hanger) Chizum, 1916

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Photo: (1) Joseph M. Chizum, 1916

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The Chizum/Kline Case, April 1, 1897, Newton County Enterprise

Winter 2015

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1873 map of Washington & Jefferson Townships, indicating location of the Robert’s bridge and Martin’s Corner.

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Photos: (1) SE corner of State & Clay Streets in Morocco after fire on December 21, 1908; (2) Morocco Civil War Photo – Old Soldiers Reunion, Memorial Day, 1904. Known names in photo: Raymond Zoborosky, Pearl Roadruck, Flieve Zoborosky, Joseph Zoborosky, Andy Ellis, John Don, George Benjamin, Fred Mashino, John Vayette, Mr. Hitchings, Mr. Clark.

Winter 2015

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List of Historical Publications for sale by Newton County Historical Society

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SPRING/SUMMER/FALL 2015 NAME OF ARTICLE

Date of Newcomer

Page Number

Tent Chautauqua Comes to Newton County by Damon Howell – First Tent Chautauqua in Newton County held in Morocco, 1913, also 1914, 191.; Goodland Tent Chautauqua in 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917; Kentland in 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919.  Redpath Chautauqua from Chicago came to Brook in 1916. Central Community Chautauqua to Kentland; The National Lincoln Chautauqua and Redpath Chautauqua to Goodland; National Lincoln Chautauqua and The Jones Chautauqua to Morocco. Committee members listed, ticket sales, programs (lectures, readings, music, entertainment, ball games). Goodland tickets sold at John L. Cooke’s drug store, Chas. N. Humston’s drug store, State Trust & Savings Bank, First National Bank. Morocco tickets available from Women’s Club members, People’s Drug Store, I.W. Murphey’s store, Morocco Courier office.

S/S/F 2015

1-2; 4-8

 Tent Chautauqua Comes to Newton County by Damon Howell – History of Newton County Chautauqua’s.  Page 1: Photo of Main Street, looking north in Thayer taken during a possible Chautauqua event. Page 2: Postcard reflecting a typical Chautauqua scene. Page 4: Copy of front and back of Chautauqua held in Morocco in 1915. Page 6: Postcard of Governor Hanley of Indiana, John Ade, Perry Washburn (Kentland) taken at Fountain Park Chautauqua August 1908 on Republican Day.

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Tent Chautauqua Comes to Newton County by Damon Howell – Insert page 7 on “Chautauqua History”

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Tent Chautauqua Comes to Newton County by Damon Howell – Insert page 8, “Key People” and “Decline and Resurgence”

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President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy – Annual meeting at Sig Boezeman’s; program Ms. Lee Botts and Patty Wisniewski update on “Shifting Sands” documentary; Also Kenneth Schoon informed us about the ancient shorelines and settlements along south end of Lake Michigan. Pitch-in dinner, meat smoked by Darren Padgett. Other recent programs - visit to Newton County jail in September, history of Newton County auto dealers by Tom Sondgerath in October. Update on plans for Indiana Bicentennial in 2016 – open house at Hazelden, home of George Ade with Mike Davis as George Ade. Upcoming 2016 programs – visit to Wash-O-Quois Museum, history of Newton County banks, re-visits to Scott-Lucas house and Wolcott House. Photo taken at Sig Boezeman’s – Society annual meeting.

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A Moment of your Time by Beth Bassett, Family History Division – “The Yost Collection” is finished! Began in 2008. Thanks to members who contribute time and efforts (Nancy Jo Prue, Dave and Darlene Truby, Verna Marcum, Bruce Herriman, Judy Schultz, Esther Barten, Becky and Larry Lyons, Janet Miller, Bernie Murphy, Pat Boldman and our mailman, Bob Prue). Lake Village 3rd grade classes toured facility in October. Photo of two of the students. Plans to organize publication of winter Newcomer, organize publication of the history of Lake Village, Lake & McClellan Townships, update our website, celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday.

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History of the Goodland Barber Pole Submitted by Kay Babcock. Al Gravel opened the barber shop in 1890. Son-in-law, Hurshal Stutesman began there in 1930; Joe Lanie worked until Tom Mattox took over in January, 1969. Tom’s son, Andy Mattox restored the barber pole and hung it inside the shop in April 2015. Photos: (1) Tom Mattox, (2-3) restored 1922 barber pole before and after restoration.

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Do You Know? By Janet Miller

S/S/F 2015

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Lost – But Found – Now … What Is It? 2 photos of unknown items

S/S/F 2015

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Salt column: Margaret Merchant by Jeff Manes – Photo of Margaret Merchant, 2013. Daughter of Ruben and Florence Rainford, grew up in Lake Village, Indiana, married Dale Merchant, Margaret was a teacher.

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Historian’s Corner by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian – Interview with Ralph Knapp of Lincoln Twp, Newton County, family’s arrival from Austria to America, growing asparagus. Photo: Ralph Knapp, holding jar of wife Joanne’s pickled asparagus. Recipe for Mrs. Knapp’s canned pickled asparagus spears.

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Home is Where Your Story Begins – the Merchant Family Record 1844-1960 submitted by Dennis Boyd. Photos: (1) Keziah (Hambridge) and (2) Joseph H. Merchant, settlers in Brook, 1866, (3) George Fred Merchant, (4) Martha (Bell) Merchant, (5) Martha Merchant, (6) George Fred Merchant, (7-8) two photos of John and Zella (Lowe) Merchant, (9) Roy and Ruth Merchant with daughters, Carolyn, Cheryl, Roslyn, (10) Ellen, Joe, Dorothy, Myron and Barbara Merchant, (11-12) Dale Cook Merchant and Helen Merchant, (13) Ruth and Roy Merchant, (14) Eva May (Merchant) Hess, Ron Hess, John Hess holding baby John Hess. (15) Glenda, Lloyd and Dick Merchant.

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Life’s Journey – LaVanche (Woodruff) West’s Tales of Americana – born in Foresman, Indiana in 1917, memories of growing up in the depression. Niece of Lillian (Hatch) Holley, Sheriff of Lake County, IN.

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Photos: (1) Nellie and Samuel Woodruff, (2) Woodruff children, (1917-18) LaZelle, Flora LaVanche, Florian, Samuel, Wesley, Charles. (3) twins LaVanche and Bud Laverne Woodruff. (4) LaVanche and Bud, high school graduation photo.

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Photos: (1) Gale and LaVanche West, wedding day, June 27, 1944. (2) Lillian Holley, Sheriff of Lake County, prosecutor Robert Estill and John Dillinger.

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Photo: LaVance (Woodruff) West, 2015

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Now You Know Your County of Newton! By Janet Miller - Answers to questions on page 9.

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Brook Public Library Celebrates 100 years – history of the library. Historical Timeline of Events – Brook, Iroquois-Washington Public Library. Photos: (1) Original building owned by Phil Sunderland that served as the Brook Library (now the Locker Plant); (2) Vehicle arrival of the first books for the Brook Public Library.

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Historical Timeline of Events – Brook, Iroquois-Washington Public Library

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Photos: (1) Brook Public Library, 1923; (2) Main floor of library with Mrs. Reed at the desk, 1923; (3) Library view looking northeast

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Brook Public Library Staff Members: Librarians – Frances Hayes, Ethel Reed, Vera Cunningham, Helen Thompson, Choice Bartlett, Joyce K. Whaley, Kristine Wright. Support Staff – Lenora Mohr, Ann Larson, Amanda O’Hare, Rose Sell, Missy Warne, Mandy Justice, Avalynne Cooper, Sally Conn, Alice Terrell, Maxine Dyer, Heather Tsaparikos, Carol Deno Photos: (1) 1923, Elmer Hess, Brook Library Board President, Ethel Reed, Librarian, Mr. Chapin, Janitor; (2) Joyce Amsler, Helen Thompson, Librarian, Gene Hershman during Arts & Crafts event.

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Brook Public Library – 1910-2015 Board of Trustee Members; Photos: (1) Dorothy Arbuckle, first Librarian Lake Village Library autographing copies of her book, “Andy Dan’l’s Boones Rifle”. Gene Hershman shown in foreground. (2) Brook Public Library Librarians, 1924-1994 – Vera Cunningham, Helen Thompson, Choice Bartlett

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Pages of the Past, Submitted by Janet Miller – Excerpts taken from Newton County Enterprise, beginning January 1, 1915

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The Wash-O-Quois Museum in Brook – project under the auspice of the Iroquois-Washington Preservation Committee -  members Carol Light, Larry and Becky Lyons began coordinating this effort of moving and displaying collected artifacts and this past summer and began moving display cases back in on November 1st. Remodeling under the auspice of Denny Bower. Timeline of Ownership of Wash-O-Quois Museum building.  Photos: (1 & 2) Wash-O-Quois Museum in 2011 and in 2015.

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Old Morocco Grade School Photograph, submitted by Mike Holder of Otterbein. Emma Ketchum teacher, grades six and seven (graduating class of 1916-1917). Ruth, Corbin, Dorothy Kessler, Helen Moore, Gertie Gruinn, Fern Buckles, Hazel Russell, Anna Williams, Hazel Bell, Fern Sinks, Rilla Baldwin, Voeta Saylors, Medora ?, Margie Kay, Eva Kessler, Edna Robinson, ? DeWolf, Sela Paulus, Mari Lyman, May Sallee, Minnie Williams, Irene Batchelor, John Robinson, Roy Jesson, Ernest Russell, Don Taylor, Harry Billings, Zackie Bailey, Earl Woods, Gilbert Morse, Wilbur Barker, Harold Cox, Sinclair Irvin, Clarene Dixon

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New Monument for Flight 4184 Crash in 1994 – Tribute to victims of the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 in Lincoln Township in 1994. Photo of monument.

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“The Yost Collection” Now Available!  Compilation of John Yost’s columns from the Newton County Enterprise and The Newton Gazette, featured writings of historical significance to Newton County, his complete published writings on George Ade, memories from friends and relatives, tales of the distribution of his ashes upon his passing, and family and local historical phot