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DATE: Dec 31, 1997
Candace Betts
My grandfather is Cecil Henry Taylor Born 7/7/1897 died 5/20/69 My grandmother was Edna Moyer Taylor. His father was William Henry Taylor b.8/15/1875, d.2/22/46, m.Viola Blanche Whiteman. His father was John E. Taylor who married Mary Ellen Macabee.

DATE: Feb 26, 1998
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: 06/10/97
I am searching for the THUNANDER family who adopted Wayne Scott Breece. Wayne Scott Thunander married Lena LeCount and they both died in Elkhart--he is 1962 and she in 1972.

DATE: Apr 3, 1998
Jack Tiedge
Details on William, Emma, Jack and Willliam

DATE: Apr 11, 1998
Jennie Soder
I am looking for any information on TRUAX/TRUEX and DALRYMPLE
families living in Elkhart County prior to 1880. Thanx!!

DATE: 07/27/97
I have been compiling the descendants of Adam Tinsman of Bucks, Co. and Westmoreland Co., PA. Some of them emigrated to Elkhart Co., IN.

DATE: 04/15/97
R.Todd Torok
I'm trying to run down the family tree of Frank TOROK. Married to Helen had sons Richard and Robert and grandsons Richard, Mike, Nick and Scott.

DATE: Mar 28, 1998
Allen Tompkins
1850 census in Elkhart County shows Dr. Elisha Bennet married to Catherine with 5 children named Thompkins(S. E., Lawrence, M. A., A. .A., and D. J.). I believe the census spelling should have been Tompkins for these children. I am looking for any information about these Thompkins or Tompkins and Catherine(Catharine) Bennet.

DATE: Dec 22, 1997
Sarah E. Smith
Seeking information on Bridget MacMahon Trainor born in 1851 in Ireland married to John Trainor who died April 11 1915. Bridget Mary died 9/27/1916.. Seeking info on ancestors of either Trainor or MacMahon or any siblings some of whom migrated Canada.
7207 Oak Moss Drive
Sarasota, Fl. 34241

DATE: Feb 23, 1998
liz m
Searching for information on FRANCIS [LEE] TROVATORE married PATRICK TROVATORE. Thank you. Liz

DATE: Sep 22, 1997
Jeanne Rogers Barnard
What years did George Troyer serve as a Mennonite Missionary in India and also in Puerto Rico? Did he publish any books? Thanks

DATE: 8/6/1996
Bill Amman
I am looking for info on my great grandfather, Isaac Norman ULLERY born in Elkhart, Indiana on April 19, 1860, died in Greenwich, Ohio in 1930, married Jane CLUCKEY in Wood County Ohio on May 6, 1882, Jane born March 22, 1864, died September 3, 1921 in Shelby Ohio.

DATE: Jul 30, 1997
Sharon Kelley
VAN ARSDOL, William m: SUNDERLAND, Mary. William and Mary lived near Goshen IN and several of their children were born there. Children of William and Mary: Richard, Lukas(Lucas), Elizabeth, Katherine, Eleanor, Sarah, Jane, William Jr. There are many variations to the spelling of VanArsdol. Would appreciate any contact from other VanArsdol researchers. Thank you. Sharon Kelley/Omaha NE

DATE: Feb 16, 1998
Karen Mentzer
I found a bit of info i am hoping someone can connect for me. I found a Valentine J. VIRGIL marrying a Mary BASSETT in Elkhart Co. on 12-20-1846. My GGGG Grandfather was Jacob Valentine VIRGIL and he had Daniel VIRGIL in NY on Nov. 9, 1812 and Daniel married a Martha Pauline CLEVELAND in St. Joseph Co., Michigan in 1847. Does anyone have any info on Valentine J.'s parents to see if he is related?

DATE: Apr 12, 1998
Jannelle Holt
I am trying to search my grandfathers family. John Robert WAGNER. Wagner was his stepfathers name and he was born as BRISTOW/BRISCOE or something close to that. A baby picture of him had Elkhart, Indiana written on the back. He was born sometime around 1890. After WW1 he moved to Oregon and was believed to have written letters to his mother in South Bend, Indiana. Any help would be appreciated.
Jannelle Holt
109 N Skaggs
Clarksville, Arkansas 72830

DATE: 03/21/97
Tracy Hurst
I am looking for any information on the Walker family from Goshen My great grandfather is David Byronn WALKER he married Nora Pearl HUBERT they had a daughter born in Goshen her name is Doris WALKER they left IN for MI around 1940's (?)
David would have been born between 1880-1893 he died in MI
I am interested in finding any family deceased or alive.

DATE: Apr 11, 1998
Jan Kolb
Am looking for any info on Charles B Walley (1833-1912) married to Emily Eunice Russ (or Ross) (1838-1916) in Mishawaka and lived in Elkhart, where they both died. Also need info on his parents, John and Elizabeth Walley and her parents, Nathan and Electa Moseley RUSS. Please email response to
Jan Kolb
6885 South Dover Way
Littleton, CO 80128

DATE 02/08/97
Trudy Ward Johnson
I am looking for information on a Wilmer A. WARD born in White County, Indiana in 1883. He married Josephine OTT. They adoped a little girl by the name of Annalee WARD born in 1915. Wilmer A. WARD died in Elkhart, Indiana in 1940 and supposely buried there. Any information someone may have on this family would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: Oct 31, 1997
Gloria ROSE Gialdella
John Walter WARD b: 7 June 1891 Ky d: 3 Jan 1958 Pike Co., Ky. He left Pike Co., Ky in 1942/43 and moved to Indiana and was presumed to be there until abt 1952. I would appreciate any help in locating my grandfather.
Rosie WARD b: about 1893 Ky. d/o Hezekiah Aka H. Kie WARD and Therrissa Aka Risie CASTLE; md: STAGGS, Lloyd, first name not confirmed. Their children were Melvin, Ervin, and James STAGGS. If anyone has any clues to their whereabouts, I sure would appreciate your help.

DATE: Oct 17, 1997
Jack Sossoman
WATTS, John. He was born 18 Aug 1793 at Warriors Run, Northumberland Co., PA. He served in the military in Col. Irvine's Regiment of PA Volunteers during the War of 1812. In 1844, he moved to Elkhart City, IN. For his military service, John Watts was issued a bounty land warrant, under the Act of 28 Sep 1850, for 40 acres at Harris Township, St. Joseph Co., IN. In the 1850 Census, he is shown living two residences from, what I believe, was his sister, Nancy (Watts) Savage. His wife's name was Mariah Chestnutwood d. 22 Oct 1879, and is buried in PA. John Watts father and grandfather both were military. James Watts, Sr., his grandfather, was killed by Indians in an attack at Fort Freeland, PA in 1779. He had served in the Revolutionary War. John's father, James Jr., died 19 Jul 1808 at Warriors Run, PA and was in the military a

that time. It is believed that this is the same Watts family that is described in the Higgins St. Joseph Co. Atlas Biographical Sketches, written in 1875 and listed on page 30.
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Jack Sossoman
6024 S.W. 40th Terrace
Topeka, KS 66610

DATE: 04/19/97
Danean Mitchell
Looking anybody researching the children of Nicholas WEAVER and Emily Elizabeth ODELL.
Children were:
1) Delos N. m. Lenna A. VAN OSTRAN and had children Van O., and Jeanette
2.) Zelma Emily m. 14 Aug 1879 Eddie Merry BULLOCK and had Edwrad Merrill, Pearl Zelma, Clarence Nichols, Marion Delos, and Otis Leroy.
3.) Zora m. James E. KINGSBURY 3 Apr 1890 and had James E. "Dwight" and Beatrice.
4.) Dell M. m. 1st Pauline NOLTING and 2nd Bertha Mae SYNDER.
Would love to hear from anyone with knowledge of this family. Many Thanks.

DATE: Dec 26, 1997
Kris Marohn
I am looking for information on George Elmer Weaver and Martha Jo Simmons who were married in Elkhart County (Goshen), Indiana, on 02/25/1919. I am particularly interested in the names, dates of birth, places of birth for their parents. I believe their parents are William Hubert Weaver and Stella Smith Mischler. THANK YOU!!

DATE: Dec 11, 1997
Pat Webb
I am looking for information about the Hiram Morehouse Family. In the 1850 Census (HH# 1895) Hiram's wife is listed as Nancy. Children are Jesse William (my GGGF), Emiline, and Geo W. Nancy was probably married before as two children (Jame E. and Elizabeth WEDDELL) are also listed as living with the family.
I would appreciate any information on Hiram and Nancy, parents, burials, etc. Hiram was born in Mass. and Nancy in PA. Jame Weddell was born in PA, all other children were born in IN.

DATE: 10/03/96
joe henthorn
Researching ancestors of:
Mary Elizabeth WHITEHEAD
b. 12/5/1834 Elkhart County, IN
m. 1852 to Cyrus LENTZ
d. 6/18/1902 Logansport, IN

DATE: Jul 27, 1997
Shirley Whiles
SURNAME: WILKINSON I am searching for family information on my ggrandfather. HENDERSON FRANKLIN PIERCE WILKINSON, born 07/06/1855, BENTON TWP. ELKHART COUNTY. Died 10/15/1921, buried Oakridge, Goshen In. He had one brother WILKINSON,WILLIAM ISAAC, born in 1848, died 04/17/1919. Unknown names of parents. Any information would be helpful.

DATE: Feb 21, 1998
RESEARCHER: Sandra R. Haley
Looking for information on James Wilson. He was father of male child Wilson, who was b. 12 Sep 1902, in Elkhart, IN. Wife was _____Wilson, who married William Jefferson Randol in 1904. James Wilson was age 53 when son was born and his occupation was real estate. Thank you.
Sandra R. Haley
189 Charles St.
Edgewater, Fl 32141

DATE: Dec 15, 1997
Adele M. Nowak
My great-grandmother Elizabeth Philomena WIRTNER was born in Elkhart on January 18, 1878. She married John VAN STEENBERGEN on April 20, 1909. Her parents were Nicholas WIRTNER and Sarah WELBAUM (born September 10, 1850). I have no information on Nicholas WIRTNER except that he was a drummer boy in the Civil War. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

DATE: Dec 31, 1997
Richard Kissick
I am looking for information on decendents of Alpheus Wisler, born 12/25/1844 moved to Elkhart County in 1849, died 12/28/1925. Son of John Wisler and Sophia Stauffer Wisler. Alpheus Wisler Married Katherine Ulery in 1867.
1201 N. Edwards
Wichita, KS 67213

DATE: 08/22/97
Laura Owen
Looking for information on Thomas Witham, b. 1851; d. 26 June 1917 Nappanee, Ind.; m. Magdelina Shearers, b. 1855 Kosciusko Co., Ind.; d. 1936 Nappanee, Ind.
Have no further info on Thomas and need to find out where he was born, who his parents and siblings were and if Thomas and Magdelina were married in Elkhart or Kosciusko Co.

DATE: Aug 8, 1997
Scott Bosecker
I am looking for information on the family of Glenn D. Wood. The Social Security Death Index has him residing in Elkhart at the time of his death. Glenn D. Wood was born on 22 Sep 1886 in IN and died in May 1966. He was the son of John A. Wood [1836-1918] and Maria Jane (Boseker) Wood [1857-aft 1940]. Glenn D. Wood had at least 2 brothers, John C. Wood [1880-?] Frank G. Wood [1892-?].

DATE: Mar 1, 1998
Les Niemi
My 2nd great grandmother, Anna Hogeboom, was adopted by the Reverend Adam Kedzie and his wife. Anna was born in Elkhart, Indianna on November 26, 1843 to Mr and Mrs (Anna) Woodard. She was adopted and her name " . . . changed to Kedzie by Legislature of Indianna, January 26, 1847 . . ." I am looking for any information on the Woodard family name of Elkhart. The Reverend A.S. Kedzie was a minister in the Congregational Church for over a decade. He then was the Financial Secretary of Chicago Theological Seminary and retired as the Editor of the Grand Haven (Mich) Herold - now know as the Grand Haven Tribune. Anna married John Hogeboom of Tampico, IL. Anna and John were both laid to rest in Tampico.
Les Niemi
6026 Wild Ivy Ct.
Sylvania, OH 43560

DATE: Dec 29, 1997
Janis Hutchinson
My g-grandmother was Samantha Woods, daughter of Mary Hazen and John Woods (both born in PA). Believe Samantha was born in Goshen, IN. She was born April 30, 1839. She married John P.Moorhead in Lucas County, IA on January 10, 1869 and died January 15, 1905 in Decatur County, IA. Trying to verify that she was born in Goshen. Also would like information on John Woods, her father. Where he was born, etc.

DATE: Feb 8, 1998
Amy Campbell
I am just starting out and looking for any information on these three surnames

DATE: Dec 15, 1997
Barbara Wyland
George C. Wyland and his wife, Anna, immigrated to the USA from Wurtemberg, Germany. He was born about 1796 and died after 1871 in Washington Co., PA. According to the 1850 census, he and his family resided in Elkhart County before going on to PA. His known children were:
1. Catherine, who married ? SHEETS
2. Rosanna, who married ? BRUNER
She was the mother of Lewis Bruner.
3. George, Jr. (d. 1891) who married Laura BRUNDAGE
George Jr. was the father of these children:
I. Lucy, who married ? PHILLIPS and was the mother of Minnie and Eddie Phillips
II. Annie, who married ? McKINNEY
III. George Edger, who was born abt. 1889 and died abt. 1960. He married Violet COUTS (or KUTZ. Their children are George, Clint, Florence, Jean, Joseph, and Amber Carl Wyland, and were known to have lived in Washington Co., PA. at turn of the century.
If you have any connection to this family, please contact me. Thanks for reading this.

DATE: Feb 20, 1998
John Wirth
I am seeking information about Virgina Yoder, maiden name Lee. She was born near Three Oaks, MI on July 5, 1912 or perhaps May 29/1912 according to the Acorn of that week. Her parents were Henry Lee and Grace (Smith) Lee. Her husband was Walter Yoder and they were located last in 1962 living in Goshen, IN at 1101 W Wilkinson St. Her mother was my grandmother's sister. Any information about her children, or her whereabouts would be appreciated.
J. L. Wirth
1463 Bluebell Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

DATE: Dec 12, 1997
Dave Yoder
Looking for any and all information and lore regarding Rev. Samuel Yoder who settled in New Salem (Wakarusa) area circa 1850 with his mother and stepfather (Jacob Freed). This would be the Mennonite branch of Yoders. They came from So. Ohio with a group including the Holdemans who formed the Holdeman Mennonite Church in Wakarusa. Specifically want to locate homestead (somewhere about 1 1/2 mile south of town and any other infomation.

DATE: Apr 8, 1998
Mary Myers
Seeking information on the family of Margaret Agnes Young, former resident of Elkhart, IN. Her father's name was August Young. Her mother's name was Barbara. Margaret Agnes Young was born circa 1875. Sisters were nicknamed Jessie, Carrie, and Babe. The family was employed by the local railroad.
P.O. Box 411202
St. Louis, MO 63141

DATE: Jul 8, 1997
Cynthia Zieber
QUERY: Frederick Zieber married Eliza Ann Minear in Elkhart Co on 12 Oct 1855. I am interested in information concerning their family in Elkhart. DATE: Feb 20, 1998
Yvonne Haines
Am looking for the parents of the following children, who resided in Nappanee, In. They are buried in Stony Point Cemetery, Etna Green, In.
Ruby Zinn b. 1902 d. 1994
Karl H. Zinn b. 1898 d. 1918
Fird D. Zinn b. 1896 d. 1918
Virgil C. Zinn b. 1894 d. 1944
Thank you.
Yvonne Haines
51178 Bittersweet Road
Granger, Indiana 46530

DATE: Nov 13, 1997
Virginia Zook
Looking for information on husbands grandfather, Ulysses Grant Zook, birth place listed as Goshen Indiana and that is all. His father was Menno K Zook born sometime 1932 in Mifflin Co, Pennsylvania. Married to Barbara Kauffman born 4-12-1932 also in Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania. Menno died in Omaha, Nebraska 4-9-1902, and Barbara in 5-2-1913 in Weld Co, Colorado. Very sparse records show that Ulysses G. Zook married Susie Gallatin who was from Martinsville, Illinois any other dates on birth, death, marriage and issue are not available. Would appreciate any help as my husbands family has been traced back to 1715 with the exception of his grandfather, grandmother and father. Thank-you.
Virginia and Curtis Zook
1008 N. Madison
Raymore, MO 64083

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