Old Settler's Meetings
LaGrange County valued their early settlers, conducting
yearly meetings honoring those that
The first records that she found and wanted to have posted to preserve comes from a book of handwritten accounts of the meetings. She tells me that the handwriting is fading, in many places hard to read and there are loose pages making some of the dates hard to be sure of. The information it contains - names date and place of birth and when they came to LaGrange County and on some pages the dates old settlers that died that year, make it an important reference for genealogists. Thanks to Barbara for all her work in deciphering this to help preserve the information it contains for LaGrange researchers!
The second source of records of the Old Settlers' Meetings come from the local newspaper of the time, the LaGrange Standard. Barbara Henderson, after transcribing all that could be read of the handwritten record, was kind enough to go looking for more of their meetings and found them published in the newspaper.
Links to the information that Barbara has gathered
is posted below with a notation of which source the information is from.
Those without links will be posted as I get them coded. A BIG
LaGrange County Old Settlers Meetings
-1878 From the LaGrange Standard
-1898 From the LaGrange Standard
-1885 From the LaGrange Standard
-1889 From the LaGrange Standard (Donated by Lori Kime)
- 1904 From the handwritten
-1905 From the LaGrange Standard
-1906 From the handwritten