LaGrange County Records of 
Old Settler's Meetings
1904

These records come from Barbara Henderson who wanted to have this  posted to preserve the information contained in the handwritten pages. 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!


first page of book
Records
of "The Old Settlers Meeting"
at LaGrange County, Indiana 

page 2
1904
Registry of residents
present at June Meeting, who Have Lived in LaGrange County Fifty Years or
More.
(b Indicates born in County)

A-C

NAME POST OFFICE RESIDENCE BEGAN FAMILY CONNECTION
Anderson, Elijah  Brighton  March 1829
Atwood, J.F.  Wolcottville June 1853
Atwood, Mrs J.F. Wolcottville b         1848
Alexander, James D.  Topeka August  1848
Atwater, Wm.  Shipshewana  March  1853
Blough, John  Feb. 1852
Blough, Phillip  LaGrange  Feb. 1852
Bower, D.W.  LaGrange  1842
Burnell, John  Lima Feb. 1842
Bassett, Matilda  LaGrange b.    Apr. 26, 1837
Baker,Wm. LaGrange Sept.1851
Brady, George LaGrange Dec. 1850
Blass, L.B.  Sturgis Apr.  1834
Brayton, J.W.  LaGrange Mar. 1842
Brayton, Mrs J.W. LaGrange 1852
Baker, Mrs J.F. Lima  Sep. 1845
Berry, Ami  Lima Apr. 16, 1841
Babcock, Wm. LaGrange b.    Feb. 1848
Butts, Mrs Lovina  Shipshewana Nov. 1836
Bowers, Phillip  Wolcottville May 18, 1848
Bowen, J.F.  1848 Kathryn Bowen Bloom
Bullock, L.O.  May 1853 Barbara Modert Henderson 
Bullock, Mrs L.O.  b.   Oct . 1844
Brown, Jacob S Oct. 1854
Connelly, Joseph  LaGrange Aug. 1835
Church, Eliza A. LaGrange b.    Aug. 13, 1846
Crandall, B.F.  Lima May 12,  1853
Connelly, Louisa  LaGrange b.     Mar. 7, 1835
Crampton, Wm.  Lima July 1851
Case, Eugene V. LaGrange b.   May, 1850
Carnahan, A.  Shipshewana 1841
Clark, Wm.  LaGrange b.   Dec. 15, 1847
Clingaman, Wm. LaGrange b.   Aug. 25, 1844
Clingaman, Mrs Sarah  Aug. 20, 1844
Caldwell, Elizabeth  April  1852
Crocker, Harley  April  1851
Crocker, Mrs Harley  April  1851
Case, B.B. Oct. 18, 1853

D-G


NAME POST OFFICE RESIDENCE BEGAN FAMILY CONNECTION
Dyer, Teressa   Jan. 1841
Deming, C.P.  LaGrange Dec. 14, 1848
Deal, Henry  Apr. 1835
Davis, Frank  LaGrange Sept. 1845
Davis, Elizabeth LaGrange Sept. 1842
DeWater, Phoebe  LaGrange 1842 Jim Dewater
Davidison, Abednego  LaGrange Nov. 1835 John Davidson
Deeter, Appleton  LaGrange Nov. 25, 1853
Deal, Sarah LaGrange 1840
Deal, Headly  Mar 23, 1843
Eaton, Ellen B.  LaGrange May 1850
Elliott, James S.  LaGrange April 1852
Eiman, Abram  LaGrange Oct. 1835
Eaton, Mrs Josiah LaGrange May 5,1850 Kathryn Ann Bowen Bloom
Ellsworth, Mrs A.F.  LaGrange June 3, 1845
Ellsworth, Chas. B.  April 1853-d.April 1905
Echleman, Abraham Wolcottville Oct. 1850
Fobes, Edward  Lima Oct. 8,1830
Fobes, Sarah L.  Lima Dec. 1842
Frisbey, C.R. LaGrange April 1844
Foster, Weible LaGrange May 1, 1847
Foster, Mrs Weible  LaGrange Oct. 1849
Foster, Mrs Julia LaGrange 1852
Fisher, W.L.  Topeka Oct. 7, 1836
Fetch, J.W.  b.   Jan.9, 1852
Gardner, O.I.  Wolcottville Feb. 1844
Gardner, Mrs O.I.  Wolcottville Oct.10, 1846
Gibson, Mrs R.L. LaGrange April 12, 1854
Gould, Luther S.  LaGrange July 1840
Ganiard, Mrs Asa E.  Lima  b.      April 8, 1838
Ganiard, A.E.  Lima
Gillette, John J.  LaGrange Oct. 1850
Goodall, Mrs Catherine M. b.     Jan. 26, 1844
Gage, J.H May 1839
Gage, Martha  1842
Green, Lucy June 29, 1841

H-L


NAME POST OFFICE RESIDENCE BEGAN FAMILY CONNECTION
Hall, G.F. Brushy Prairie   Sep. 9, 1834
Hoff, E.E.  LaGrange Mar. 1852
Haller, Mary J.  LaGrange July 20, 1845
Huntsman, P.T.  LaGrange b.      Dec. 27, 1832
Huffman, Henry  Brighton  Dec. 1851
Hubbard, Fred Shipshewana  Oct. 1843
Huff, Mrs John  LaGrange 1852
Hudson, Mrs William LaGrange 1840
Hoagland, A.P.  LaGrange b.    May 11, 1842
Hudson, Wm LaGrange Jan. 1, 1852
Hunter, James  LaGrange 1838 d.April 1905
Hall, Susan E.  Kendallville  b.      Feb.15, 1843
Hill, John C.  LaGrange April 1853
Hoak, George  LaGrange June 4, 1854
Hammond, Maria  Seybert May 1853
Helpen, Rosanna  1849
Hausknecht, Jane  1848
Hooley, Ohris  March 1855
Hudson, P.E.  May 15, 1853
Keasy, Ezra  Lima Feb. 1841
Kime, John  LaGrange March 1843
Kauffman, Jonas Lima Oct. 1848
Kinney, Mrs Calvin  Lima 1836
Kurtz, David Topeka Sept. 1857 d. 1905
Keasey, Edward Shipshewana  Nov. 1843
Kinnison, John N.  b.    Oct. 23, 1843
Kinnison, Mrs John N. Oct. 1846
Lovell, Warren  LaGrange Jan. 1850 Sandy Campbell
Lovell, Mrs Warren LaGrange June 1, 1837
Lampman, Arad  Shipshewana  Oct. 27, 1844 Kathryn Ann Bowen Bloom
Lampman, Mrs Arad  Shipshewana Oct 29, 1836 Kathryn Ann Bowen Bloom
Latta, Sarah  LaGrange June 4, 1854

M-O


NAME POST OFFICE RESIDENCE BEGAN FAMILY CONNECTION
Merrifield, O.F.  LaGrange Feb. 1847
Miller, Hiram J.  LaGrange b.    Jan. 5, 1845
McKibben, J.S.  Valentine  b.    March 29, 1852
McKibben, J.H. LaGrange May 16, 1850
McCalley, Samuel  LaGrange June 1, 1854
McClaskey, Julia  LaGrange Oct. 1844
Millis, Edward  LaGrange Nov. 1839
Mann, Wm  Lima 1841
McManus, Mary  Lima b.    Nov. 31, 1843
Munger, S.A.  Sturgis June 4, 1836
Miller, Wm  Lima Sept. 1845
Merrifield, A.L.  Ontario  Dec. 17, b. 1853
Mills, Mrs Hopy  Valentine  b.    Mar. 25, 1836
Merrifield, Mrs Oliva  Shipshewana b.    Mar. 16, 1857
Milks, John W.  Sept 1854
Milks, Charles H.  Sept 1854
Nelson, Susan May 1844
Notestine, John  Dec. 1845
North, Naomi  b.    Sept. 1854
Newman, R.L. Lima June 12, 1833 Cindy Newman Bowser
Newman, Samuel H.  LaGrange b.     Nov. 4, 1841
Newman, Mrs Samuel H. LaGrange b.     Sept. 1841
Newman, Isaac B.  June 4, 1841
Newman, Martin  Sept 1845
Newman, Isaiah F. May 1855
Newman, R.H.  Feb. 22, 1844
Olney, Wm S.  Scott b.   Sept. 16, 1834
Olney, Mrs Wm S.  Scott Oct. 2, 1839
Oliver, Thomas L.  Woodruff Feb. 1837 Kris Bester, Ruth Behrenwald
Oliver, Robert J. LaGrange April 1838 Kris Bester, Ruth Behrenwald
Olinghouse, J.J.  Oct. 1849

P-R


NAME POST OFFICE RESIDENCE BEGAN FAMILY CONNECTION
Parham, A.B.  Lima July 6, 1836
Parham, Mrs A.B.  Lima Jan.10, 1842
Price, H.M.  LaGrange b.    July 16, 1843
Price, Mrs H.M.  LaGrange b.    June 28, 1844
Prough, Bittler  Scott Sept. 17, 1843 Yvonne Prough
Poynter, W.A.  LaGrange Nov. 1836
Preston, James M.  LaGrange May 15, 1850
Patten, Wm H.  LaGrange Oct. 22, 1852
Prentiss, Wm  Lima 1835
Plaisted, Mrs Herman  LaGrange April 1849
Putt, Albert  LaGrange August 1852
Parham, A.B.  Lima July 6, 1836
Preston, Samuel  LaGrange Aug. 10, 1854
Preston, Locky J.  LaGrange 1840
Price, John  Topeka b.    May 22, 1851
Poynter, J.J.  Shipshewana June 4, 1839
Pickles, Joseph  b.   Sept. 30, 1840
Phillips, Catharine  April 1852
Prough, Henry  April 21, 1849
Phillips, Aaron
Phillips, John C.  b.    June 27, 1837
Rowe, John Bruce  LaGrange Oct. 1837
Rawles, Mrs J.W.  Mongo 1848
Rambo, Sarah J.  LaGrange Sept. 1849
Royer, Mrs Joseph  LaGrange Oct. 1850
Roderick, Joseph  Nov. 23, 1847
Royer, A.J.  Sept. 1854

S-Z


NAME POST OFFICE RESIDENCE BEGAN FAMILY CONNECTION
Schermerhorn, H.G.  LaGrange b.   Aug.17, 1847
Schermerhorn, Aaron  LaGrange Nov. 1836
Schermerhorn, Mary  LaGrange Nov. 1836
Schermerhorn, James  LaGrange b.   March 24, 1845
Smith, Charles  LaGrange b.   May 9, 1845
Smith, John  Lima Nov. 15, 1833
Swihart, Mrs B.F.  Brighton b.   April 9, 1852
Spearow, Samuel  April 1848 d. 1905 Gail Spearow-May
Sprearow, Mrs Samuel  July 1838
Sears, Betsy  LaGrange b.  Dec. 28, 1845 d. 1905
Sayles, Elizabeth  Lima Oct 1834 Elizabeth Ann Williams
Stroman, Julia  Wolcottville 1848
Sutton, Isaac  LaGrange b.    Feb.28, 1853
Solomon, Mrs Alex  LaGrange b.    Feb. 1850
Smith, Senator  Lima b.    April 6, 1848
Sprearow, Daniel  Wolcottville Sept. 1846 Gail Spearow-May
Snyder, Wm J.  LaGrange July 16, 1844
Strayer, Daniel  Wolcottville Sept. 1847
Strayer, Almeda  April 3, 1847
Spaulding, John  LaGrange April 1854
Snyder,Wm H.  LaGrange b.   Sept. 17, 1846
Sesline, Elmira  LaGrange b.   Nov. 14, 1854
Springer, Margaret  Lima Dec. 1839
Sidener, James  Lima Jan. 6, 1853
Seaburn, John  LaGrange b.   June 7, 1835
Springer, Hiram  LaGrange Nov. 29, 1837
Sigler, J.N.  May 1853 Charles Yoder
Sigler, Mrs J.N.  b.    Oct 1853
Strayer, J.N.  1846
Shelly, Emanuel  1859
Symonds, C.S.  1853
Smith, Mrs Charles  b.    Jan.1847
Taylor, H.L.  Wolcottville Feb. 1837
Taylor, O.B.  Wolcottville Feb. 1837
Trowbridge, John  Wolcottville 1845
Thomas, Mrs Patience  LaGrange Nov. 1837
Todd, Milton LaGrange 1835
Upson, Theo F.  Lima May 1845
Vandevanter, Isaac  b.    Sept. 27, 1838
Ward, John  b.   Feb. 25, 1847
Woodworth, James  b.    Sept. 12, 1844
Wigton, R.M.  LaGrange Nov. 1848
Wade, Charles W.  LaGrange June 1852
Walter, Mrs Wm  LaGrange b.   Feb. 17, 1847 
Wade, Mrs Charles W.  LaGrange b.   Feb. 26, 1845 d. 1905
Walters, Joseph  LaGrange 1850
Zook, Mrs Joseph E.  Topeka 1849
Zook, Joseph E.  Topeka 1854

                        Total present, 168; in 1903, 179; in 1902, 182

Have connections to any of the above Settlers? Let me know and I will put your email address next to them- Patti

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