Pioneer Settlers Application

The DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society will present a Pioneer Settlers Certificate to the descendants of DeKalb County. The certificate will be 8.5 high x 11 wide and suitable for framing.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE Applicant must be a direct descendant of a pioneer settler who lived in DeKalb County prior to December 31, 1850. A separate application must be made for each ancestor.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE Print or send for an application. You will need one application for each Pioneer settler. Your application request should be submitted to the DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society, Pioneer Committee, P.O. Box 6085, Auburn, IN 46706. Enclose a No. 10 (4.25 x 9.5) SASE.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
1. Application to be typed or neatly printed with BLACK ink.
2. A copy of evidence document for each generation. (See acceptable evidence below.)
3. Send documentation with application.
4. Enclose your check for $10 for each certificate application. (check made to the DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society or DCIGS)

REQUIREMENT FOR ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE Xerox copies of documented evidence must accompany the application for each generation. Only one document showing the earliest date of DeKalb County residency is necessary. Additional documentation and information about the original pioneer ancestor. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL EVIDENCE DOCUMENTS. Your application and verifying evidence WILL NOT be returned.

EVIDENCE MAY BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
1. Birth: Certificates, Bible Records, Church Records, Cemetery Records (tombstone inscriptions).
2. Marriage: Same as birth.
3. Death: Certificates, Bible Record, Church record, Cemetery records (tombstone inscriptions), dated obituary or newspaper notices.
4. Estate: Probate, Will or Administrative records.
5. Land Records, Tract Plat Records, State Archives, Board of Commissioners, Recorders records.
6. Census: 1840 or 1850 Census Records of DeKalb County.
7. Military Records.
8. County Histories.
Material needs to be organized according to each generation and label each piece of evidence on the back. Example on the pioneer ancestor papers you would put: Name of your pioneer ancestor Generation 1 Submitter: Your name

Send applications to: DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society, Pioneer Committee, P. O. Box 6085, Auburn, IN 46706


COVER LETTER FOR CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FORM TO THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF DEKALB COUNTY
This application is submitted by___________________________
StreetAddress___________________________ City/State/Zip___________________________

I am a descendant of ___________________________ Who was born on ________________________ to ___________________________ who came to DeKalb County, Indiana from ___________________________ To or prior to___________________________ .
The undersigned agrees and asserts to the following: 1. Unless I advise you in writing to the contrary, this application and information sent will be photocopied to be put in a book/addendum and/or microfilm for the use of researchers. Birth certificates/marriage records of living individuals or after 1940 will be placed in a packet to be used in research but will not be published. 2. I have reviewed the information submitted with this application and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the statements are accurate and correct.
___________________________
Signature of Applicant/Date

CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FORM TO THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF DEKALB COUNTY (PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT NEATLY IN BLACK INK)
GENERATION 1: PIONEER ANCESTOR (who lived in DeKalb County prior to December 31, 1850)
Name of pioneer ___________________________ Date of birth ___________________________ Place of birth ___________________________ Day/Month/Year City/County/State Date of death ___________________________ Place of death ___________________________ Day/Month/Year City/County/State Place of Burial  ___________________________ Name of cemetery City/County/State
Ancestor's Father's Name ___________________________
Ancestor's Mother's (Maiden) Name ___________________________
Ancestor's Spouse's Name ___________________________
Spouse's Father's Name ___________________________
Spouse's Mother's Name ___________________________
Spouse's date of Birth ___________________________ Place of birth ___________________________ Day/Month/Year City/County/State Spouse's date of death ___________________________ Place of death ___________________________ Day/Month/Year City/County/State Place of Burial (Spouse) ___________________________ Name of cemetery City/County/State
Date of Marriage ___________________________ Place of marriage_________________________________
Day/Month/Year City/County/State Date and Location Ancestor settled in DeKalb County ___________________________ Occupation of Ancestor ___________________________
Children of Ancestor (if more space is needed, please list the additional children on a blank sheet and attach to application) NAME-BORN-PLACE OF BIRTH-DIED-PLACE OF DEATH-SPOUSE-DATE OF MARRIAGE  ___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________

PLEASE SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION FOR THE ABOVE ANCESTOR AND FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING GENERATIONS.  MATERIAL NEEDS TO BE ORGANIZED ACCORDING TO EACH GENERATION, LABEL EACH PIECE OF EVIDENCE ON THE BACK BY PIONEER ANCESTOR, GENERATION AND APPLICANT NAME.

GENERATION INFORMATION: (Please use MAIDEN name of female if known (Note generation). Write dates by day, month, year (12 JUN 1990). The following will be working from you back to the Direct Ancestor listed on the previous page. Documentation MUST be submitted for each generation. 1. I ___________________________ was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on ___________________________ To ___________________________ who was born ___________________________ at ___________________________ Proof of above attached.

2. I am the child of ___________________________ who was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on ___________________________ To ___________________________ who was born ___________________________ at ___________________________ Proof of above attached.

3. I am the grandchild ___________________________ who was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on________________________ To___________________________who was born_________________ at___________________ Proof of above attached.

4. I am the great grandchild ____________________ who was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on________________________ To___________________________who was born_________________ at___________________ Proof of above attached.

5. I am the great(2) grandchild of___________________________ who was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on________________________ To___________________________who was born_________________ at___________________ Proof of above attached.

6. I am the great(3) grandchild of___________________________ who was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on________________________ To___________________________who was born_________________ at___________________ Proof of above attached.

7. I am the great(4) grandchild of___________________________ who was born at ___________________________ on ___________________________ Married at ___________________________ on________________________ To___________________________who was born_________________ at___________________ Proof of above attached.



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