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Gary Robinson Mar 8, 1997 16:20
I am searching for ancestors of my GG Grandfather- William H. (Billy) ROBINSON (or Robison). His parents were Jonathan ROBINSON (or Robison) b 1793/1803 PA & Mary Hatfield b 1809/1812 Md William H. was born 7/4/1828 in Millersburg, Ohio and died 4/29/1912 in Locke, IN. About 1850 he married Mary Ann Wortinger (b 6/13/1834) they lived in Legrange County, Indiana and moved to Locke, IN (Elkhart Cnty) about 1862 from Lagrange County. Williamís brothers were: Hezekiah married Rosetta LEAPPER Martin d 1913 Married Mary MITCHELL George W. b 9/8/1846 Enlisted 9/13/1863 age 17 in Union Army at Nappanee, IN in 129th Indiana Volunteers. Discharged at Indianopolis 7/29/1865. Married Sarah Miller Res 4 mi E of Goshen, IN Alec Alexander Williamís sisters were: Lydia b 2/21/1852 d 1944. Married John COPENHAVEN 1/21/1871. Louisa If you have any information on Mary Hatfield, Jonathan Robinson or any of their family, I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Judy Board Mar 8, 1997 16:23
Would like to correspond with others researching the Henderson POTTS family of La Grange County. He was born in 1806. He moved to this county in 1837 from Miami County, OH. His children included Mary (m. George SWANK), Clementine (m. Harrison SWANK), John, James (m. Jemima STROMAN), Martha (m. Hiram HAVERSTOCK), Joseph Shepherd (m. Adaline HALLER), Elvesia (m. JACOCK), William, Richard (m. Susan SWANK).

Teddy Noye
I have a Talcott READ/REED that died in 1858 at age 94. Revolutionary Vet. I believe he was living with his grandson, David DODGE in Lima Twp, LaGrange Co., IN at the time of his death. Might anyone have any access to any records at all to check this out please? I am hoping to find Talcott's definate death location, hopefully burial.

Susan Harthun Mar 8, 1997 16:21
I am searching the parents of JACOB HELTZEL born 1815 VA. He marr Rebecca C. Vance, dau of Martin & Barbara (Stoever) Vance of Elkhart Co, IN in 1841. They lived in the Elkhart/LaGrange county area until 1859 when they moved to Jackson Co.,MO. While in Indiana they had 7 children: John Absolom, Mary E., Martin Luther, Catharine Amanda, Susanna, Barbara & Philip W. Did Jacob have ties with the Henry Heltzel family that lived in Noble Co., IN? Would like to hear from any one researching this line.

Lonnie Wolgamott Mar 8, 1997 16:29
Would like any information on WOLGAMOT(T)'s in Greenfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana from 1850 to 1900.

Judy Hudson Mar 20, 1997 22:42
I am looking for any FOWLERs or PUFFERs in the LaGrange County area; preferably from 1860 to present. I am particularly interested in Stephan FOWLER and Hiram PUFFER, although any member of their families would be welcome. Thanx, Judy Hudson Sturgis, Mi.

Judy Palmaffy Mar 24, 1997 06:51
Looking for any information on SHAW family. Nahum and Marilla (surname unknown)SHAW lived in Elkhart Co. from the early 1850s until the 1870s. In the late 1860s, Nahum bought his son Charles a farm in LaGrange. Charles and his wife Ellen (THORP)lived there "3 or 4" years, then moved to Sparta, MI. While in IN, Charles and Ellen had 4 children; Willis N., b 1861; Nellie M., b 1863; Charles J., b 1865; George E., b 1868. After moving to Sparta, they had another child, Melvin, b 1873. Ellen died in Sparta in 1874. 3 of the children returned to Elkhart to live with their maternal grandparents (THORP).

Pat Allen Mar 25, 1997 13:29
Cornelius MAYBEE b. 24, July 1830 d. 25, July 1916 m. Mary Ann McDonald Children: Essa, Hannah, Daniel Seeking information on his parents.

Kathryn Bowen Bloom Mar 25, 1997 20:05

Julie Matthews Burnette Mar 25, 1997 21:23
GAGE, BOYNTON, GINDLESPERGER, MOSSHOLDER, KLINGLER, OTT - Seeking any descendants of Abraham GAGE and Mary BOYNTON Gage who settled in LaGrange in the 1830s. Would especially like to know the father of Mary Boynton. Also seeking information on Henry GINDLESPERGER and Isabel MOSSHOLDER Gindlesperger; Euss KLINGLER and Elizabeth OTT Klingler. Would love to converse with cousins (via e-mail, of course!). Thanks.

Judy Hull March 28,1997
William F. Spreuer married Ella Mendenhall and had a son Claud B. Spreuer b:Oct. 4, 1886. Claud married Rachel Miller. They had a son Mortimer Miller Spreuer b: Nov. 1, 1907. They lived in LaGrange I believe the city. Rachel's parents were Levi Horning Miller and Margaret Finnel. Any information would be helpful.

Chris Fuller Mar 28, 1997 17:07
FULLER - Micheal Fuller

Terri PlotasMar 28, 1997 21:55
Looking for descendants of Jonas Berger/Burger. His first wife was Leah Lantz (m1854), second wife was Susannah Bearinger (m1865). He came with his second wife to LaGrange County from Holmes County Ohio around 1865-1869. His children were Emma "Amy", Rebecca, Alexander, Mary, Catherine "Cassie", Sarah, Samuel, Jacob and possibly Jonah. Would like to correspond and exchange info.

Diana Himes Apr 1, 1997 19:20

Devorah Smith Apr 2, 1997 21:30
I'm looking for info on my line of SCHOONOVER's. My email is Here is what little info I have. I would really appreciate any help on this line. Thank you. Devorah Eliza SCHOONOVER, born Feb 10, 1840 in LaGrange, Ind. She died in Mt Pleasant, Wisc in 1870. Her parents were Philander SCHOONOVER & Margaret EINAN. Thanks for any help. Devorah

Nancy White Curry Apr 3, 1997 03:03
SHEPARD, Nancy (nee PHELPS) is living with her daughter Mercy M DICKINSON and son-in-law Levant B DICKINSON in Wolcottville, IN in the 1860 US Census. Nancy died Oct 1870 and is reportedly buried in either LaGrange or Noble County, but we were unable to locate her grave when there several years ago. She was originally from VT and lived for a time in Genessee Co, NY. She may have been divoraced as her husband Dr. Guy Benjamin SHEPARD had moved to WI by 1850 while Nancy was still living with their three children in NY. Any help will be happily received.

Julie Crowley Apr 3, 1997 11:30
Looking for any information on the family of Daniel David DAVIS and Margaret RALSTON. Their daughter, Margaret Jane DAVIS, was b. in LaGrange Co on 20 Aug 1832. Apr 11, 1997 17:36
I am looking for the family of Edna Layla Huelette, born March 24, 1875 in Lagrange. She married William Stone Thompson, of Iowa, had sons Donald Verne and Jay. Any info greatly appreciated. Good Hunting! Rebekah Lynn

Jack Glasgow Apr 12, 1997 03:07
WHITE, Ozias born ca 1816 NY State. Married Sarah THOMPSON La Grange Co., 03/22/1840. Had children named John, born ca 1841 Ind.; Martha Jane, born ca 1844 Mich; William, born 1847 Indiana. Sarah apparently died between 1847 & 1850, as Ozias married Julia Ann Calkins on 15 Aug 1850 Kosiusko Co., Ind. Can anyone give me any clues on the parents/siblings etc of Ozias, Sarah or Julia?? Jack

Cheryl E. Arver Apr 21, 1997 18:56
I am researching James GORDON b. 1804 in NC. Married Mary BISHOP, dau of Nathan & Mary Bishop in 1825 in Preble Co, OH. James came to LaGrange County, IN in 1834. James and Mary GORDON are listed on the 1860 LaGrange Co, IN census, but disappear from the 1870 census. I have been unable to locate their dates or places of death. Their children: Sylvestor GORDON, William GORDON, Nathaniel GORDON, Lavina Jane GORDON RITTER, Jefferson GORDON. I am seeking ancestors/ descendants & am willing to exchange information.

Cheryl E. ArverApr 21, 1997 19:04
I am researching Samuel RITTER, b 1791 in Washington Co, MD, married Nancy WENGER, ca 1815 possibly in Franklin CO, PA, d 1869 in LaGrange Co, IN. In 1829 he moved with his wife & children to Wayne Co, OH & ca 1846 he moved to LaGrange Co, IN. Their children: John RITTER, Solomon RITTER, Catherine RITTER STRANG, Samuel RITTER, Levi RITTER, David RITTER, Martha RITTER STEELE, Ann RITTER, Mary RITTER. I am seeking ancestors/descendants of Samuel RITTER & Nancy WENGER. I am willing to exchange information.

Cheryl E. ArverApr 21, 1997 19:14
I am researching James B. SAYLES b 1794 in NY, married Tamma TAYLOR in 1813 in Cayuga Co, NY, d 1872 in Branch County, MI. James resided in Cayuga Co, NY in 1820, Tioga Co, PA in 1830, then settling in LaGrange Co, IN. Their children: Sylvestor SAYLES, Warren SAYLES, Tamma SAYLES CHAPMAN, James SAYLES, Abraham SAYLES, Mahala SAYLES DEBOW, Henry SAYLES, Rosetta SAYLES WILCOX, Elmeretta SAYLES NICHOLSON, Mary Ann SAYLES Several members of this family are buried at the Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Greenfield Twp, LaGrange Co, IN. I am seeking ancestors/descendants of James B. SAYLES. I am willing to exchange information.

Cheryl E. Arver Apr 21, 1997 19:24
I am researching Benjamin JENNINGS b 1808 in Jefferson Co, NY, a son of Ephraim JENNINGS & Keron RANDALL, married Sally Eliza HUNT in 1831, d 1878 in Allegan Co, MI. Sally Eliza HUNT was a daughter of H.W. HUNT and Sally TRASK. She was b in 1810 in Leyden Co, Mass. and d 1905 in LaGrange Co, IN. Benjamin & Sally Eliza HUNT JENNINGS were the parents of: Orrissa JENNINGS HUNTSMAN, Eugene JENNINGS, Hortense JENNINGS ANDERSON, Mary Cornelia JENNINGS ANDERSON, Moses JENNINGS, Edgar JENNINGS, Willard JENNINGS, Parish JENNINGS. Many of these children settled in LaGrange Co IN. I am willing to exchange information.

Cheryl E. Arver Apr 21, 1997 19:32
I am researching Mary GAGE b 1815 in Rutland, VT, dau of Isaac GAGE & Perley HOWARD. Mary married John ANDERSON, bef 1835, possibly in Chautauqua Co, NY. Mary d 1852 in LaGrange Co, IN. After John ANDERSON'S death in Steuben Co, IN, Mary GAGE ANDERSON married Harvey OLMSTEAD in 1842 in LaGrange Co, IN. John & Mary GAGE ANDERSON's children were: Lauriette "Laura" ANDERSON STACEY, John E. ANDERSON & Wyman Brooks ANDER- SON. Harvey & MARY GAGE ANDERSON OLMSTEAD's children were: Mary Ann OLMSTEAD CLINE, Harvey OLMSTEAD, Jr, Infant OLMSTEAD and Frank B. OLMSTEAD. I am willing to exchange information.

John S Apr 25, 1997 14:29
WOOSTER, Dennis Kennedy and HAMMOND, Sarah J. came to IN after 1865 from New York. They had a son DENNIS C. WOOSTER who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wolcottville. I am trying to find date of death for all 3 persons. If anyone knows of an index available or address for the cemetery, please let me know. Any other WOOSTER information will be accepted graciously. Many thanks to everyone!

Donita Harrington Apr 27, 1997 14:07
I was told my family ( PUFFER) was in the 1860 census in Lagrange County, Johnson Township,. Can any one give some of the Cities in Johnson Township.

William R. Stacks Apr 27, 1997 21:53

Jill N. Holt May 1, 1997 23:52
Deparately seeking Susan....Susan Jane WHITEMAN that is. Born near Howe, LaGrange, Indiana in 1847. She married my great-great grandfather Laurence Holt. Any information on that family name would be wonderful!!!!!Thank you!!!

Julie Matthews Burnette May 6, 1997 22:14
Seeking information and descendants of Nancy MICHAELS (1817-1895), who married Isaac GAGE, Hiram LANGDON, and Leonard HALL. Hoping to verify her parentage (David MICHAEL of LaGrange?) and learn more about her life. Thanks.

Looking for information about the GAGE and LANGDON War of Springfield Township. Have read the write-ups in the "1882 History of LaGrange County, IN" and the "Pictorial History of LaGrange" books, but am looking for more. Thinking about writing a book or screenplay about this event. Thanks.

Searching for descendants of Herman BOLEN/BOLAND and Bertress "Bird" Klingler (Born 1892 in Indiana or Ohio). Bertress Klingler was the daughter of David Klingler and Linnea Gindlesperger. The Klingler family lived in Blakeslee, OH at the turn of the century. Bertress and Herman Bolen moved to Granger, IN where Bertress later died and is now buried. Would love to talk to anyone related to this couple. Thanks.

I would like to find information about Fred Hubbard and his wife Mary Ann Gilbert. They had a homestead in Clay township LaGrange county, Indiana about 1870 Joseph Hubbard Jr.

Janet Alvarado May 9, 1997 10:47
Marriages LaGrange County Book 2 p366 June 13, 1857 Sarah Fowler wed James S. Stockwell Is there any other info listed such as their parents names? Thank-you so very much for your kind efforts!

Nancy Laverdiere May 18, 1997 13:46
Looking for info on LEVI GANGER (b. 2 Aug 1837 Goshen (?), d. 18 Oct. 1918 Girard, IL) & ISABELLA MILLER (b. 1848, Elkhart Co (?), d. 1939 Girard, IL). Levi first married MARY BROWN (m. 13 Aug. 1863 Goshen, d. 8 Apr. 1872 Macoupin Co, IL) They, with their son ALBERT, came to Macoupin Co., IL in 1866. Later, their daughter, EMMA, married SAM L. LEATHERMAN and lived in Goshen. After Mary's death, Levi married FRANCIS HARSHBARGER (24 July 1873, d. 1 Mar 1876 (?)). Isabella & Levi married 8 Jun 1877.

Dick Cowley Tue May 27 17:31:39 1997
I would like to exchange information with others concerning the Cowleys who lived in LaGrange Cnty from about 1840 to about 1885. Especially Stephen M. Cowley, his son Augustus, both born in New York, and Augustus' son X Cowley, my grandfather, born in LaGrange Cnty. Stephen, Augustus and others came to LaGrange Cnty in about 1840. Augustus, X and others left for Wyoming in about 1885. Frank Cowley was X's half brother. There were also several sisters (Edith, Laura and others), Stephen's first and second wives, and Augustus' wife Ellen Wheeler. I have much info about all of these people.

Judy Hull Tue May 27 10:02:46 1997
Philip Spreuer arrived in NY in 1852 from Germany. He married Barbara ? (sho arrived in this country in 1854). Their first child William Spreuer was born in Pa. and Catherine and Anna were born in LaGrange Co., IN. Two others died. William SPREUER married Ella MENENHAL in LaGrange Co. and had seven children, Sadie, Claud, Herbert, Virnia, Marjory and two others that died. Claud married Rachel MILLER.

Pat Ramsey Bogel Thu Jun 12 22:00:40 1997
Desperately searching death date for John GRIMES. He may have died while living with his daughter Sarah Angeline Grimes CONRAD who lived in LaGrange County in 1900. John died after 1912 as I have a picture of him. Can anyone help? Thanks.

Richard Blanton Fri Jun 13 22:15:57 1997
SWARTZWALTER, Edith Alma; born in LA GRANGE CO. Married Ora Holmes. Divorced & remarried to Harry Dickinson who died in Steuben County. Edith Alma remarried a third time to Charles Stoller. She died in 1960s & was buried in Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Indiana. Had brother Edd SWARTZWALTER buried in Orland, Indiana.

Elaine Morris Fri Jun 20 03:56:50 1997
Children of Christopher and Mary (Clark) ELYA migrated with their widowed mother from NY to LaGrange and Steuben Counties in the late 1830's and 1840's. David ELYA m Elizabeth GREENE in NY, settled in LaGrange where he died 6 Mar 1885. Abram ELYA m Rachel ?, lived in Steuben until at least 1880, then may have moved to Wexford Co, MI with children who settled there. Christopher Jr.settled in Steuben, m Cynthia Ann GEORGE, and died in 1884. Ann Marie m 1. Mr LATHROP, 2. Abraham BROWER, and 3. Albert G. BULLOCK. She moved with her family to Wexford Co, MI where she died in 1901. Jane Eliza m Edwin DAVIS in LaGrange. Seek death dates for Mary Clark Elya and Christopher Elya Jr.. What became of Jane Elya Davis or other sibs? Would like to exchange information.

Capi Puszcz Sun Jun 29 19:37:17 1997
Trexler, Mary Margaret
Fink, Howard Walker

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