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DATE: Nov 15, 1997
RESEARCHER: Virginia Sarber Gulickson
Have extensive information on SARBER and related families. Will share. Please no general inquiries can be accepted due to time constraints, please be specific

DATE: Feb 15, 1998
I am seeking the burial location of my great-great-aunt, Leta Ellen (O'Brien) SCHOFIELD (or SCOFIELD), and her husband, Andrew SCHOFIELD (or SCOFIELD). Leta was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1856 and died in Benton Harbor, Michigan c1923. She may be buried near her father, William O'BRIEN, who was born in Ireland c1833, lived in Aurora, Illinois, and probably died before 1900. Any info from Elkhart County cemetery indexes would be appreciated. Thanks.

DATE: Mar 18, 1998
RESEARCHER: Vanessa (Schrock) Earl
I am looking for information on Russell A Schrock. I believe he was raised in the Shipshy area, but he lived in Goshen for many a years. He married Ida Pearl Miller, also of the Shipshy are, I think. He passed away Dec. 22, 1977. Yoder-Culp Funeral home handled the arrangements for his internment.

DATE: Jan 10, 1998
I want to find desendants of Fred August Schrumpf who moved to Elkhart around 1915. His wife was Jessie and they had children named Marie V. and Nelson B. and Gordon W. as far as I know. I think the children still lived there in the 1940's. Wife was called Delpha in the early days when they lived in Niles Michigan . Please help me if you can. It will be greatly appreciated.

DATE: Sep 2, 1997
RESEARCHER: Elnora Hudspeth
Looking for information regarding Ernest Dewey Shafer born Sept. 21, 1899 in Elkhart Indiana. Had one brother. Do not know his parents names. thank you Elnora Shafer Hudspeth.

DATE: Jan 10, 1998
RESEARCHER: Mary Davidson
Searching for the ancestors of Edward (Eddie)Nicholas Shanafelt b. 1870 who married Ella(Ellen) Mahala Hine in 1890. They had the following children: Bertha, Vernon, and Grace. Edwards father was Nehimiah or Jeremiah.

DATE: Mar 23, 1998
I am looking for a Joseph Sheely who lived there in Elkhart County in 1850. he moved there about 1847. and his wife Susannah died in 1850. he had some 11 children by the time he moved to Elkhart . I am looking for any info. on him or his children or decendants.
Casey Ward
2422 meadow Dr.
Rogers, AR.

DATE: Apr 2, 1998
RESEARCHER: Rae Gutierrez
Need information on Peter SHEETS, b. about 28 Sep 1835 PA, died 23 Mar 1874, Locke, IN buried in South Union Cemetary, and a veteran of the civil war; married about 1855 in PA; wife Elizabeth, b. about 16 Mar 1837 in PA . died 1 Jan 1914 in Olive Tnp and buried in South Union Cemetary, Locke, IN Moved to Elkhart Co, IN from PA in 1866. Children Louisa SHEETS, b. 15 Oct 1856, PA; who married John Hobart MELLINGER on 6 Dec 1875 in IN; Elmira "Ella" SHEETS KERCHER b. 1 Nov 1858, PA, and had a cousin named Christa whose daughter was named Grace Sala; Thomas SHEETS b. 20 Aug 1860,PA; Anna SHEETS b. about 14 Mar 1862 PA; Elizabeth SHEETS b. 14 Apr 1864 PA; Lammen (Lemon) SHEETS b. 4 Aug 1866, IN; David SHEETS b. 16 Aug 1868, IN, m. Nellie; Catherine SHEETS b. 12 Jan 1871, IN; m. Bernard Duncan; Mary SHEETS b. 16 May 1873, IN; After Peter died, Elizabeth married Richard PARCELL, b. 3 Jul 1835, d. 12 Dec 1903, a veteran of the civil war, and had three more children: Elmer PARCELL b. 24 Jan 187?, IN; Charles Frank PARCELL b. 31 Mar 187?, IN ; Lewis PARCELL b. 26 Mar 188?, IN.
Would like to correspond with anyone working on these families or with any ancesters of these families in Elkhart County or elswhere to possibly exchange information , etc.
Rae Gutierrez
P.O. Box 441
Onaga, KS 66521

DATE: Jan 31, 1998
RESEARCHER: Susan Downard
Does anyone have any info on William Shelly b. in Elkhart Co. around 1840. He married Phebe Fenton in 1860.
Susan Downard
1680 Yazoo Drive
Beech Grove, IN 46107

DATE: 04/13/97
I am interested in the surname Shetron there were various spellings of this name, but Phillip SHETRON died in Elkhart, IN in 1880.

DATE: Jul 28, 1997
RESEARCHER: Julie Zacher
Seeking info on *Andrew SHOCK - native of Germany, emigrated to America in early life, settled in Pennsylvania, engaged in the manufacture of gloves. He left PA and joined his son-in-law (JOHN Jr KEIPER) in Indiana and died at the home of his eldest son (name?), near Goshen, Elkhart County at the age of 70 years.
Also his wife: *MARGARET SHOCK, born Apr 1797? - died Mar 5, 1869 at the age of 72 yrs. Buried at Mennonite-Brethren Cemetery.
Their child: REBECCA SHOCK KEIPER (married JOHN KEIPER JR). Seeking REBECCA's siblings in Elkhart county...

DATE: Feb 26, 1998
RESEARCHER: Kathy Haynes
I am looking for the siblings/family/parents of MICHAEL BURNS, SR., who was supposedly born in Lancaster Co., PA and died Oct 29, 1850 in Elkhart County. Also looking for any info on Michael's wife, HANNAH TEETER. Hannah Burns died 9 Dec 1864 Marshall Co., IN. ALSO looking for info on MICHAEL BURNS, JR. b. 27 Sep 1818 and his wife NANCY ANNY SHOCK, b. 11 DEc 1824. Their 13 children where: (1)Delilah, b. 16 Mar 1842, m. Peter Lichtenberger; (2)Emanuel, b. 1843, m. Rachel Kreighbaum; (3)Susannah, b. 30 Oc 1845, m. Sam Garnes; (4)Arron, b. 24 Jan 1848, m. Jane Lightner; (5)Lucinda, b. 26 Jan 1850, m. William Clapp; (6)Elizabeth, b. 3 Dec 1851, m. Henry Friend; (7)George W., b. 5 Nov 1854, m. Elizabeth Kaufman; (8)Samuel B., b. 6 Jan 1857, m. Olive Keminger, (9)John Sr., b. 22 Nov 1858, m. Emma Walker; (10)Josheph, b. 16 Sep 1861, m. Jennie Perry; (twin 11)David Franklin, b. 16 Sep 1861, m. Anna Rearick and Lucy Overmier; (12)Jacob, b. 29 Aug 1863, m. Anna Miller; and (13)William Edward, b. 16 May 1866. Any info appreciated.

DATE: Mar 28, 1998
RESEARCHER: Brenda Baird Magee
I am researching the SHOE surname. John H.G. SHOE b.UKN., m. Elizabeth (Betsy) SPEAR(S) ( widow of Samuel EDGERTON ), d. UKN. The only known child is Mary Antoinette SHOE, b. Dec. 28, 1840, in Elkhart, Ind., m. Franklin STONE (b. Dec.4, 1841 in Elkhart, IN). Mary d. Feb. 21, 1882 in Marne, Iowa. Mary and Franklin had 6 children: Sarah, Charles, Mary Jane ( Minnie) , Emma, Rose Bell, and Charlotte Amelia.

DATE: 06/24/97
RESEARCHER: Suzette Thompson
Looking for William SHREVE md. to Charity Frazier. They were on the Elkhart Co. Federal census of 1850. Thank you.

DATE: Mar 3, 1998
Looking for info on John Shultz who married Sarah A. Call in 1875 in Elkhart IN. Sarah believed to be daughter of Michael Call of Fulton Co OH. They were listed in Elkhart marriage index and in 1880 census in Elkhart.
Chuck Call
24460 Woodshed Way
Wildomar CA 92595

DATE: Mar 27, 1998
RESEARCHER: Brenda Woodling
Am seeking info on the parents of Amanda Katie Smith born 26 Feb 1886, Goshen, IN, died 10 Feb 1945. Her father's name was Ira Smith. Her mother was Ellen Smeltzer, born ca 1855, died 28 Jan 1916 in Goshen, IN. Would appreciate any info you might have.
614 Cherry St.
Wauseon, OH 43567

DATE: Dec 12, 1997
Daniel W. Kinsey and Rachael Stephens were married by Jacob Studybaker in Elkhart co, IN, 1848 and then in 1863 D.W.Kinsey and Hettie McDonald were married by Daniel Shively in Milford, Kosciusko co. Were they Brethren ministers?
I don't know who Rachael Stephens' parents were, I presume she lived in Elkhart co, IN in 1848 and that her family belonged to the Elkhart congregation. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone with Stephens connections in Elkhart Co.

DATE: Jul 2, 1997
RESEARCHER: F.L. Stiver, Jr.
I am looking for info Charles A. STIVER born Nov 1859, died 1946 in Elkhart Co. He married Alma L. Chatten on 04-08-1883.
Wilma M. Stiver - married Edgar R. Ringenberg
Josephine B. Stiver - married George B. Juday
I am interested in info on his descendants.
I have info on his ancestors and will share if interested. Thanks.

DATE: Jul 2, 1997
RESEARCHER: F.L. Stiver, Jr.
I am looking for info Harold STIVER born 04-01-1897, died May 1972 in Elkhart Co. I am interested in info on his descendants. I have info on his ancestors and will share if interested. Thanks.

DATE: Nov 23, 1997
RESEARCHER: Brenda Baird Magee
I am looking for information on Franklin STONE b. 4 Dec 1841 in Elkhart, Ind., d. 24 Jan. 1882. He married Mary Antoinette Shoe ( Shue ) in Elkhart, Ind. Mary d. 21 Feb 1882 in Marne , Iowa. The only daughter I have is Mary Jane (Minnie) STONE b.26 Oct 1868 in Elkhart. She married Harlan BAIRD. Anyone having any further information on the STONES, please e-mail me . Thank You.

DATE: 05/27/97
I am searching for a Richard STOUT of Elkhart who is the son of William L. Stout of Huntington, IN. William Stout died in 1947 aged 83. I would like to make contact with a member of the family.

DATE: Jul 15, 1997
RESEARCHER: Francis D. Stroup
Looking for any information on Frederick Whistler STROUP who enlisted at Elkhart in the 40th Indiana Infantry in 1861 and was discharged 1865. I know all of this because I obtained his military records from the National Archives, but I would like to know if at the time of his enlistment, if his parents lived in or around Elkhart and anyother information that might be lurking around out there. Thanks to all for the help and support!

DATE: Aug 9, 1997
RESEARCHER: Karen Hauser
I'm looking for info on my grandmother's ancestors. She was Ella STRYKER b. 8/26/1896 d. 5/5/1968. She was married to John BAINTER. They lived in Goshen. I know she had at least one half-sister but have no other info on STRYKER line.

DATE: Feb 12, 1998
RESEARCHER: Heather Schmick
I am looking for info on the family of William Douglas Stuart. I think his father was Sammuel Stuart and mother Mary (unknown maiden name). He is my great-great grandfather.He was married to Margaret (Hissong) Stuart. I hope to find more info on this family please contact me.I have some info and am willing to share what I have.
Heather Schmick
379 E. Shaw Ave.
Fresno Ca 93710

DATE: Feb 12, 1998
RESEARCHER: Heather Schmick
I am looking for info on my grandfather's family. Gordon Wayne Stump. He lived in the Elkhart,Indiana area and married my grandmother Mary Markham.They divorced and he married Vida (unknown maiden name).His siblings were Welcome Stump(male), Wava Stump (female), Agnes Stump, Phillis Stump,Lela Stump and Willard Stump. I think their mother's name was Laura(unknown maiden name). I do not know the fathers name. Laura remarried a Christopher Pappis (Papis). Thanks , Heather
Heather Schmick
379 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno CA 93710

DATE: 12/29/96
RESEARCHER: Al Boulanger
I am researching all descendents of Daniel STUMP, and his brothers and sisters, several of whom came to Indiana in 1838 from Canada. Their parents were Abraham STUMP and Mary MECKLY.

DATE: 12/24/96
RESEARCHER: Larry and Jean Sullivan
Seeking photos of Elkhart Co. men in California during Gold Rush. Particularly interested in Locke Twp. group -- Daniel McCoy, Moreland Albin, Joel Farley and David Salsbury -- together in Placerville ("Hangtown") in 1849-50. Photos shared would be professionally copied and returned unharmed to owner. Larry Sullivan, Glasgow, KY (researching LOCKWOOD, CASE, WEHRLEY, SIMPSON, SULLIVAN, SHEA, COATS, NORRIS and FIEDEKE lines in Elkhart Co.).

DATE: Dec 31, 1997
RESEARCHER: Candace Betts
Roy Raymond married Mildred Bane in 1910. His father was Raymond G. Sykes and was married to Clarissa Luse and his father was Saxon Skyes who married Rachel. They came from Chicago, Ill.

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