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The Chicago Title and Trust Books in the Calumet Regional Archives
(Formerly known as Lake County Title & Guaranty Company)

The Calumet Regional Archives holds over 2000 volumes from the Chicago Title and Trust Company’s Crown Point, Indiana, office. These books contain “carbon copies” of the various titles, deeds, guardianships, wills and estates of many properties in Lake County, Indiana.

An abstract of a legal title is a document that confirms that a person or business actually owns a property, and a company that searches and records such title deeds is known as a title company. In Northwest Indiana, we have examples such as Ticor Title and Chicago Title and Trust (the latter being national in scope). Besides finding deeds, title companies also find information on pending litigations, back taxes, first and second mortgages, debt, mechanical liens, and, in some cases, personal property information.

In the case of the Archive's holdings, a record in these volumes may contain one bit of information or many pieces of data from transactions and in rare cases a plat map may be included. Although the abstracts were recorded around the turn of the 20th Century, the information may go back to formation of Lake County in the 1830’s.

The data contained in these volumes can be of great interest to genealogists and historians. Thanks to the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society, and Archives volunteers, the Archives has been able to preserve these books and information such as property holders’ last names, first names, title (if applicable), companies and officer’s names and titles, if given. A plat map may be included in the title.

Volunteers have begun a project to photograph each page of a book and store the digital images for posterity. In addition, NWIGS volunteers have started to index the digitized volumes for retrieval by researchers.

Following is a table of abbreviations used in this index:

ABS – Abstractor
ANM – Administrator
AFF – Affidavit
APP – Appraiser
ARC – Architect
Atty – Attorney
AUD – Auditor
CLK – Clerk
COM – Commissioner
DEP – Deputy
ENG – Engineer
JP – Justice of the Peace
JUD – Judge
PW – Board of Public Works
REC – Recorder
SHE – Sheriff
SUR – Surveyor
TRE – Treasurer
TRU – Trustee
WIT - Witness

If you are interested in obtaining additional information, then please complete the request form to receive a quote for the abstract. Some pages that might be illegible would not be charged for in the quote.

The Notary Publics and Businesses with officers, when given, are listed alphabetically one time and are in separate tables.

Book # Page # Last Name First Name, Mid Title Company  Name Company's Officer Name Title
0151 0206 ABLE Carolina        
0151 0205 ABLE Frank, Sr.        
0151 0271 ADAMS George        
0151 0277 ADAMS Jenie        
0151 0271 ADAMS Johanna (Johana)        
0151 0069 ADLER Adam        
0151 0065 ADLER Anna (Annie)        
0151 0064 ADLER Catharine A.        
0151 0069 ADLER Christian        
0151 0075 ADLER Ellian (Ella)        
0151 0070 ADLER Emma        
0151 0069 ADLER Helene        
0151 0063 ADLER John        
0151 0067 ADLER John, Jr.        
0151 0070 ADLER Katherina        
0151 0070 ADLER Mamie        
0151 0069 ADLER Margaret (Daughter)        
0151 0069 ADLER Margaret (Wife)        
0151 0070 ADLER Mary        
0151 0065 ADLER Mathias        
0151 0070 ADLER Nicholas        
0151 0069 ADLER Peter        
0151 0077 ADLER Peter, Jr.        
0151 0069 ADLER Susannah        
0151 0067 ADLER Thomas, Jr.        
0151 0065 ADLER William        
0151 0277 ADMS George, Mrs.        
0151 0360 ADSIT Esther        
0151 0358 ADSIT Lynn W.        
0151 0592 AHLBORN Anna        
0151 0599 AHLBORN Anna        
0151 0599 AHLBORN William        
0151 0592 AHLBORN William        
0151 0064 ALBEE Jessee B. JP      
0151 0042 ALEMAN John        
0151 0717 ALLABEN Max Atty      
0151 0251 ALLABEN Max Atty      
0151 0574 ALLEN Berniece        
0151 0327 ALLEN Frank, Sr.        
0151 0573 ALLEN Joseph        
0151 0573 ALLEN Maud (Maude)        
0151 0659 ALLMAN Amos REC      
0151 0843 ALLMAN Amos & Son ABS      
0151 0114 ALLMAN Anna Fisher        
0151 0114 ALLMAN Claude W.        
0151 0372 ALLMAN Eva Dyer        
0151 0504 ALLMAN Eva Dyer        
0151 0742 ALLMAN Eva Dyer        
0151 0742 ALLMAN Walter A.        
0151 0492 ALLMAN Walter L. ADM      
0151 0975 ALLMAN Walter L.        
0151 0504 ALLMAN Walter L.        
0151 0372 ALLMAN Walter L.        
0151 0907 ALLMAN Walter L. ABS Allman Bros., Abstractors    
0151 0476 Allman Bros. & Dinwiddie   ABS      
0151 0358 ALSTROM Algot        
0151 0362 ALSTROM Algot J.        
0151 0359 ALSTROM Ida        
0151 0386 AMES Edw. P. JP      
0151 0572 ANDERSON John Walter        
0151 0715 ANDERSON Oliver A.        
0151 0572 ANDERSON Theresa A.        
0151 0625 ANDZEIEWSKI Frances (Frences)        
0151 0625 ANDZEIEWSKI Frences        
0151 0625 ANDZEIEWSKI Wincent  (Signs by mark)        
0151 0625 ANDZEIEWSKI Wincent (Signs by his mark)        
0151 0853 ARMITAGE John E.        
0151 0177 ASCBOK John        
0151 0174 ASCBOK John        
0151 0178 ASCBOK Lina        
0151 0175 ASCBOK Lina        
0151 0286 ATKIN Sarah Olive        
0151 0335 ATKINSON Albert        
0151 0263 ATKINSON C. A.        
0151 0335 ATKINSON May V.        
0151 0060 AUBRY Catharine        
0151 0173 AUBRY Joseph A.        
0151 0060 AUBRY Joseph A.        
0151 0173 AUBRY Katherine        
0151 0417 AUGSCALIS Joximas        
0151 0426 AUGSKALUIS Yokimas        
0151 0416 AUKSZKALNIS (Auszakalnis) Jokimas (Yokimas)        
0151 0435 AUKSZKALNIS (Auszakalnis) (Augscalis) Jokimas (Yokimas) (Joximas)        
0151 0425 AUKSZKALNIS (Auszakalnis) (Augscalis) Jokimas (Yokimas) (Joximas)        
0151 0880 AURICH Augusta        
0151 0392 BACON Olive R.        
0151 0948 BADER Elizabeth        
0151 0948 BADER Gallus J.        
0151 0311 BAILEY Edward R.        
0151 0311 BAILEY Nettie        
0151 0858 BAKER John H. JUD      
0151 0152 BAKER John W., Hon. JUD      
0151 0710 BALL David H.        
0151 0710 BARD W. R.        
0151 0632 BARNARD Ruth A.        
0151 0204 BARNES Charles W.        
0151 0936 BARNES Lewis E. SHE      
0151 0732 BARNES Lewis E. SHE      
0151 0263 BARNES Lewis E. SHE      
0151 0709 BARNETT Fred Atty      
0151 0889 BARR Herbert S. Atty      
0151 0613 BARTA Juliana        
0151 0883 BARTHOLOMEW A. D. JUD      
0151 0992 BARTON Hiram JP      
0151 0924 BAUER Carl E.        
0151 0278 BAUER Carl E.        
0151 0445 BEACH William W.        
0151 0862 BECKER Lawrence WIT      
0151 0478 BECKER Lawrence Atty      
0151 0934 BECKMAN John N.        
0151 0834 BEDELL L. G. DEP      
0151 0686 BELL Lena        
0151 0219 BELL Lena        
0151 0220 BELL T. E.        
0151 0686 BELL T. Edwin (Thomas Edwin)        
0151 0299 BELMAN W. C., Sec        
0151 0943 BEOCRAFT Julius O.        
0151 0462 BERRY Addison C.        
0151 0335 BETZ Frank S.        
0151 0101 BIBLER A. A. AFF      
0151 0144 BICK Mrs.        
0151 0144 BICK P. H.,        
0151 0582 BIEN Barbara        
0151 0582 BIEN Jozef (Josef)        
0151 0852 BIGGS Flora N.        
0151 0491 BIGGS Flora N.        
0151 0491 BIGGS James H.        
0151 0888 BLACK John        
0151 0378 BLACKMUN Joel S.        
0151 0388 BLACKMUN Joel S.        
0151 0388 BLACKMUN Nettie        
0151 0385 BLACKMUN Nettie E.        
0151 0395 BLAKEMAN Anna E.        
0151 0397 BLAKEMAN Anna E.        
0151 0393 BLAKEMAN Hannah Jane        
0151 0393 BLAKEMAN Harvey F.        
0151 0398 BLAKEMAN Harvey F.        
0151 0397 BLAKEMAN Harvey P.        
0151 0390 BLAKEMAN Ida M.        
0151 0397 BLAKEMAN Ida M.        
0151 0391 BLAKEMAN John        
0151 0398 BLAKEMAN Lincoln S.        
0151 0835 BLISS H. G. AUD      
0151 0659 BLISS John        
0151 0607 BLOOM Lizzie        
0151 0596 B'Nai Israel          
0151 0779 BOCHNOWSKI J.        
0151 0033 BOCHNOWSKI John        
0151 0108 BOGNER Roman        
0151 0111 BOGNER Roman G.        
0151 0108 BOGNER Rose        
0151 0961 BORMAN Albert        
0151 0840 BORMAN Christopher        
0151 0401 BORMAN Frank        
0151 0947 BORMAN Frederick        
0151 0862 BORMANN Caroline        
0151 0862 BORMANN Henrietta        
0151 0862 BORMANN Louise E.        
0151 0888 BORMANN Otto C.        
0151 0862 BORMANN Otto F.        
0151 0392 BORNHOLT G. E. CLK      
0151 0865 BOWERS John C., Esq.        
0151 0835 BOYNTON David JP      
0151 0749 BRAJA (Braga) Ana        
0151 0748 BRAJA (Braga) Nicoulaie        
0151 0199 BRAUNS William        
0151 0191 BRAUNS William        
0151 0888 BREMER Henry        
0151 0885 BRICKELL Edwin M.        
0151 0279 BRIDGE W. F. SUR      
0151 0115 BRIGHT John        
0151 0115 BRIGHT Mathilda M.        
0151 0494 BRINKER Theodore JP      
0151 0001 BROOKS C. L.        
0151 0812 BROOKS John Henry        
0151 0001 BROOKS John W.        
0151 0812 BROOKS John W.        
0151 0812 BROOKS Lucretia C.        
0151 0491 BROWN John ADM      
0151 0986 BROWN Mathew J. Treas      
0151 0728 BROZINKER Julia        
0151 0728 BROZINKER Steve        
0151 0882 BRUCE Otto J. Atty      
0151 0154 BRUCE Otto J.        
0151 0425 BUDGIN (Budginas) (Buginas) Joseph A. (Yozapas)        
0151 0435 BUDGIN (Budginas) (Buginas) Joseph A. (Yozapas)        
0151 0416 BUDGIN (Buginas) Joseph A. (Yozapas)        
0151 0862 BUNDE Fred A. WIT      
0151 0808 BUNNELL Charles   Beckman Supply Co., The Beckman, J. W. Sec
0151 0808 BUNNELL Emma (Mrs. Charles)        
0151 0775 BURKE A. H.        
0151 0789 BUSE Albert E.        
0151 0789 BUSE Edith        
0151 0838 BUSE Frank        
0151 0838 BUSE (Busse) Maria L. (Mary)        
0151 0943 BUSS Mary        
0151 0355 BUTKIEWICZ Apolonija        
0151 0355 BUTKIEWICZ Frank        
0151 0859 BUTLER Noble C. CLK      
0151 0154 BUTLER Noble C. CLK      
0151 0283 BUTTERWORTH Annie        
0151 0293 BUTZ Otto C., Trustee        
0151 0877 CALDWELL M. A. Trust      
0151 0311 CAMERON George A.        
0151 0603 CARLSON Nels L.        
0151 0603 CARLSON Susan        
0151 0779 CERESEWSKI Peter        
0151 0134 CHAMBERLIN George W.        
0151 0134 CHAMBERLIN Mrs.        
0151 0211 CHARNEKAR Barney        
0151 0042 CHIRLIA Nick        
0151 0125 CHISHOLM John Y.        
0151 0567 CHISHOLM John Y.        
0151 0128 CHISHOLM Mary I.        
0151 0401 CHRUSTOWSKI Andrew        
0151 0401 CHRUSTOWSKI Andrew, Jr.        
0151 0401 CHRUSTOWSKI Antoninoc (Antonia?)        
0151 0401 CHRUSTOWSKI Henry        
0151 0401 CHRUSTOWSKI Victoria        
0151 0844 CLARK Arthur E.        
0151 0493 CLARK Guy D. AFF      
0151 0445 CLARK Harriet S.        
0151 0493 CLARK Leonora M.        
0151 0834 CLARK S. D. REC      
0151 0639 CLARK Thomas AFF      
0151 0660 CLARK Thomas AFF      
0151 0741 CLARK Wellington A. AFF      
0151 0445 CLARKE George W.        
0151 0445 CLARKE Sarah J.        
0151 0852 CLELAND William C.        
0151 0191 CLOSE Robert, Trustee        
0151 0199 CLOSE Robert, Trustee        
0151 0774 COBEN Rosy        
0151 0134 CODY Hope Reed, Trustee        
0151 0471 COLE Rolle M.        
0151 0134 COLEMAN Mrs.        
0151 0134 COLEMAN Thomas H.        
0151 0880 COLGROVE Philip        
0151 0293 COMMONS Charles H.        
0151 0293 COMMONS Hazel H.        
0151 0216 CONDIT Sarah S.        
0151 0381 CONGER Henry S.        
0151 0381 CONGER Loia        
0151 0042 CONIANITA Victor        
0151 0840 CONRAD August        
0151 0023 CONROY Joseph        
0151 0584 COOLEY Emma        
0151 0584 COOLEY Frank D.        
0151 0812 COTES John H.        
0151 0812 COTES John H., Mrs.        
0151 0614 CRAIG Aurora A.        
0151 0614 CRAIG William L.        
0151 0446 CRAIN J. A.        
0151 0857 CRAPO William W.        
0151 0152 CRAPO William W.        
0151 0266 CREMENS John W.        
0151 0600 CRIM Evelyn        
0151 0600 CRIM Henry R.        
0151 0719 Crumpacker & Crumpacker   Atty      
0151 0142 DAUGHERTY Charles J. DEP      
0151 0971 DAUGHERTY Charles J. SHE      
0151 0553 DAUGHERTY Charles J. SHE      
0151 0863 DAUGHERTY Charles J. SHE      
0151 0982 DAUMER Charles E. JP      
0151 0285 DAVIDSON Birdie M.        
0151 0285 DAVIDSON Charles D.        
0151 0949 DAVIDSON Charles D.        
0151 0873 DAVIS E. T. Trust      
0151 0093 DAVIS Edwin C.        
0151 0204 DAVIS John C.        
0151 0475 DAY Mary Louisa        
0151 0215 DAY Mary Louisa        
0151 0267 DEARBEYNE Arden        
0151 0447 DeBRAE (DeBraie) Edward        
0151 0447 DeBRAE (DeBraie) Mary C.        
0151 0448 DeBRIAE Frank        
0151 0446 DeBRIAE Mary C., Mrs.        
0151 0852 DELAMATER Samuel        
0151 0524 DEWEY J. S.        
0151 0504 DILLON Alwilda E.        
0151 0372 DILLON Alwilda E.        
0151 0372 DILLON Andrew J.        
0151 0504 DILLON Andrew J. (A. J.)        
0151 0538 DOBIN George W.        
0151 0538 DOBIN Josephine        
0151 0835 DOEPEL (DUEPEL) August        
0151 0083 DOFFIN Peter C. COM      
0151 0779 DOMBKOWSKI Matt        
0151 0119 DONALDSON John O.        
0151 0078 DOOLITTLE Charles W. DEP      
0151 0761 DOTY Mary R.        
0151 0761 DOTY Orin        
0151 0954 DOWD E. A.        
0151 0803 DOWD E. A. (Elmer A.)        
0151 0956 DOWD Elmer A. (E. A.)        
0151 0956 DOWD Rebecca        
0151 0803 DOWD (Down) Rebecca        
0151 0589 DOWGAILO Emilja        
0151 0589 DOWGAILO John (Jan)        
0151 0161 DRACKERT George WIT      
0151 0779 DUBCZAK Wojciech (His X Mark)        
0151 0482 DuBREUIL Elizabeth        
0151 0481 DuBREUIL John L.        
0151 0171 DUELKE Otto H. CLK      
0151 0943 DUELKE Otto H. CLK      
0151 0660 DUFFEE Catharine        
0151 0659 DUFFEE John        
0151 0042 DUMITRU Jim        
0151 0298 DUNSING Joseph W.        
0151 0033 DURICK John W., Trustee        
0151 0204 EARLE John G.        
0151 0852 EARLE John G.        
0151 0498 ECK Charles        
0151 0885 EDER Edward J.        
0151 0765 EDER Edward J.        
0151 0105 EDER Edward J. APP      
0151 0847 EDER Geo. M.        
0151 0495 EDER George M. CLK      
0151 0374 EGGBRECHT Edward        
0151 0229 EHLEN Mathias, Jr.        
0151 0488 EHRSAM Peter, Sr.        
0151 0486 EHRSAM Peter, Sr.        
0151 0486 EHRSAM (Ehdsam) Maria        
0151 0488 EHRSAM (Ehdsam) Maria        
0151 0412 EINSELE Effie        
0151 0413 EINSELE Fred        
0151 0412 EINSELE Jacob        
0151 0412 EINSELE John        
0151 0411 EINSELE Mary        
0151 0412 EINSELE Michael        
0151 0412 EINSELE Nicholas        
0151 0414 EINSELE Peter, Jr.        
0151 0411 EINSELE Peter, Jr.        
0151 0413 EINSELE Rosa        
0151 0412 EINSELE Sebastian        
0151 0413 EINSELE Susan        
0151 0607 EINSPAHR August E.        
0151 0886 EISNER Flora C.        
0151 0886 EISNER Robert M.        
0151 0134 EMBREE Merrick S.        
0151 0134 EMBREE Mrs.        
0151 0252 EMERY David T.        
0151 0465 ENGLISH Clara        
0151 0465 ENGLISH Strickland J.        
0151 0280 ENRIGHT Daniel V.        
0151 0028 ERDELYI John        
0151 0929 ERSKINE Albert De W.        
0151 0947 ERSKINE Marion B., et al        
0151 0836 EWEN James, et al        
0151 0769 FAGEN Peter C.        
0151 0098 FANCHER Ardelle W.        
0151 0478 FARLEY John W.        
0151 0748 FAROVID Bertha S.        
0151 0794 FAROVID John R.        
0151 0546 FAROVID John R.        
0151 0748 FAROVID John R.        
0151 0606 FEDDELER Clara        
0151 0606 FEDDELER Ella        
0151 0607 FEDDELER Josephine        
0151 0606 FEDDELER Mabel        
0151 0606 FEDDELER Margaret (Maggie)        
0151 0607 FEDDELER Sena        
0151 0607 FEDDELER William, Sr.        
0151 0862 FEDDER A. F. William        
0151 0838 FEDDER Emilie        
0151 0838 FEDDER William F.        
0151 0019 FIEGENSCHUH Harold        
0151 0019 FIEGENSCHUH Madeline        
0151 0331 FIEGENSHUH Harold F.        
0151 0333 FIEGENSHUH Madaline (Madeline)        
0151 0216 FIELD Stephen J.        
0151 0766 FINDLAY Hattie M.        
0151 0251 FISCHLER K. V.        
0151 0903 FISHER John COM      
0151 0943 FISHER Lucius        
0151 0853 FLANNERY John L.        
0151 0690 FLASKAR Hermena        
0151 0690 FLASKAR Samuel        
0151 0812 FOGG Abbie        
0151 0002 FOGG S. F.        
0151 0812 FOGG Simon F.        
0151 0492 FOLLETT Franklin J.        
0151 0853 FOLLETT Julia B.        
0151 0491 FOLLETT Julia B.        
0151 0445 FORSYTH Caroline M.        
0151 0981 FORSYTH Caroline M.        
0151 0198 FORSYTH Caroline M.        
0151 0190 FORSYTH Caroline M.        
0151 0190 FORSYTH Jacob        
0151 0981 FORSYTH Jacob        
0151 0198 FORSYTH Jacob        
0151 0445 FORSYTH Jacob        
0151 0445 FORSYTH Oliver O.        
0151 0991 FOX Jacob        
0151 0990 FOX Jacob        
0151 0991 FOX Susan        
0151 0860 FRANK Mathilda        
0151 0860 FRANK William        
0151 0935 FRIEDLEY Fred DEP      
0151 0986 FRIEDRICH Charles H.        
0151 0137 FRIEDRICH Chas. H. SHE      
0151 0022 FRIEDRICH Chas. H. APP      
0151 0986 FRIEDRICH Emma L.        
0151 0247 FRIENDLEY Fred F. DEP      
0151 0866 GALLAGHER William S. APP      
0151 0148 GALSTER Edwin P.        
0151 0166 GALSTER Edwin P.        
0151 0373 GARMISA Maurice        
0151 0019 GASTEL Eva (Marie Eva)        
0151 0013 GASTEL Fred        
0151 0019 GASTEL Fred, Jr.        
0151 0407 GASTEL Fred, Sr.        
0151 0019 GASTEL Fred, Sr.        
0151 0407