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Wabash Co Cemeteries

Records of St. Patrick's Cemetery Lagro, IN. Compiled by Alice McNarney Gray. Typed by Staff of Fort Wayne Public Libary. ? ?
Record of Internments,Falls Cemetery, Wabash IN 1838-1971. Vol 1. (A-E). Fort Wayne Public Library 1972. (Vol 2 Thru ?) ? ?
Cemetery Records for Paw Paw and Pleasant Townships, Wabash Co, IN; Lester H. Binnie, North Manchester 1983; 196 pages Teri Pettit
Cemetery Records for Chester Township, Wabash Co, IN; Lester H. Binnie, North Manchester 1983; 206 pages. Teri Pettit
Cemetery Records Noble Twp, Wabash Co, IN (except Falls cemetery) Includes Brooks, County Home, Friends, Hanna, Hoff, Luthern, McClure, Matlock, Memorial Lawns, Murphy, Pittenger, Richvalley, Rodef, Sholem, Wallace, White's Institute. 1990 - 266 pages Marilyn Jacobs
Falls Cemetery Wabash Co, IN 1872-1991 Compiled by Ron Woodward, printed by Wabash Middle School History Club 1992. Marilyn Jacobs
Cemetery Records Waltz Twp. & Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery, Wabash Co, IN Includes Mount Pleasant, North Union, (Friends), Frances Slocum, Harvey, & Mississinewa Memorial. Updated to 1990. 1991 - 190 pages Marilyn Jacobs
Cemeteries of Lagro Township Wabash Co, Indiana Includes Allbright, Center Grove, Cramer, Dora, Fisher, Freeze, Friends (Owen), Hopwell, Lagro I.O.O.F., Lagro Township, Renicker (German Baptist), St. Patrick's, St. Peter's (Urbana), Speicher. Ron Woodward 1991 - 190 pages Marilyn Jacobs

Wabash Co Funeral & Obituary Records

"In Memoriam", Thomas Stineman Post No. 15 of the American Legion. Lists WWII dead from Wabash Co, IN. Various info on next of kin, date of death and how it occured, branch of service, rank, school and work place, some photos. Monica Bamford
Wire Funeral Home Records/ Wabash, IN 1930-1959. Compiled By Robert D. McPherson Linda Thompson
Abstracts from Hoover-Miner Chapels/ Wabash, IN 1910-1975. Abstracted by Mary Hoover Miner Linda Thompson
Abstracts from Eddingfield Moruary/Wabash, IN Sept 1953- Sept 1977. Compiled by Robert D. McPherson Linda Thompson
Abstracts from Jones Funeral Home Records, Wabash, IN 1906-1971. Compiled by the staff of the Ft. Wayne Public Library, 1972. Harold Clupper
Jones Funeral Home Abstracts / Wabash, IN June 21, 1971-July 8, 1977. Abstracted by Robert D. McPherson Teri Pettit
Early Newspaper Obituary Abstracts of Wabash Co, IN 1848-1878. Compiled by Linda L. Robertson and Ronald L. Woodward. Marilyn Jacobs
Newspaper Obituary Abstracts of Wabash Co, IN 1873-1899 Compiled by Ronald L. Woodward. Marilyn Jacobs
Obituaries From North Manchester Journal 1877-1894 1982, 1990 - 94 pages Marilyn Jacobs
"Grandstaff Funeral Home Records 1932 - 1997" Compiled by Linda Thompson Linda Thompson
"DeLaughter - McKee Mortuary records", North Manchester 1968 - 1998; Compiled by Linda Thompson; 384 pages. Available from Selby Publishing. Linda Thompson

Wabash Co Birth, Death, Marriage, Wills, etc

Will Records, Wabash Co, IN 1842-1894. Compiled by Ruth M. Slevin Teri Pettit
Wabash County Records Vol 1 Birth records of county health office 1871-1886. Marriages from Wabash Weekly Gaxette 1848-1857; Probate Court No. 1 ? ?
Wabash County Marriages 1835-1899 All recorded marriages from the beginning of the county. Listings by both bride and groom. By Larry and Cynthia Scheuer. 1996 softbound - 388 pages. Available from Cynthia Cochran Scheuer-Jones ? ?
"Wabash County Birth Records 1928 - 1940" Compiled by Linda Thompson Linda Thompson
"Wabash County Death Records" July 1939 - October 1949 Compiled by Linda Thompson Linda Thompson

Wabash County Census Records

1840 Wabash Co Census on line
Wabash County Federal censuses: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Dick McArthy

Wabash County Church Records

St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church Records/Wabash, IN 1871-1986. Compiled by George and Rita Dingledy. Vol 1 & 2 ? ?
Baptismal Records, 1846-1973, St. Patrick Church, Lagro, IN and Surrounding Communities. Compiled by Alice McNarney Gray. Typed by Staff of Fort Wayne Public Libary. ? ?
Early Brethren Families of the Eel River Congregation; Lester H. Binnie, North Manchester 1983. Teri Pettit

Wabash County Histories, Atlases, etc

Illustrated Historic Atlas of Wabash County, Indiana 1875 Marilyn Jacobs
History of Wabash County, Indiana. Thomas B. Helm, 1884, 492pp. Marilyn Jacobs
History of Wabash County Indiana - A narrative account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. Clarkson W. Weesner, 1914, 2 vol, 970 pages. Marilyn Jacobs
Wabash County History, Bicentennial Edition. Linda Lou Robertson, Editor 1976, 607pp. WCHS,NMHS - Copies still available from the Wabash County Historical Museum Teri Pettit
The Good Old Days. Forward by W.E. Billings, 1926, 103 pages.
History of Wabash county told through stories extracted from newpaper articles, etc. Indexed. Includes Liberty Mills, North Manchester, and other areas.
Matthew LaFlash

Wabash Co Miscellaneous

Diclarations of Intentions and Applications for Citizenship, Wabash Co, IN 1854-1929. Compiled by Robert D. McPherson. Wabash Carnegie Public Library 1977. ? ?
1953 Wabash City/County Directory. Jim Curtis
1972 Wabash City Directory Mike Sweeney
1949 Lend A Hand Club Cookbook - Urbana area service club Marilyn Jacobs
Urbana School - class of 1903 Marilyn Jacobs
The "Sycamore" Wabash class of 1914 Pat Eros
The "Chronicler" - 1915 Wabash HS yearbook Pat Eros
"Ro-Annual" Ronan 1962 with list of graduates from 1882 to 1962 Pat Eros
"Alumni, Wabash High School, 1872 to 1931"; 1934
Lists names by the year they graduated & current addresses as of 1934.
Pat Eros
"The Frances Slocum Trail" by Otho Winger (Fifth Printing, 1967)
Not indexed, but in addition to information about Frances Slocum, her descendants, and Indian history throughout the county (including various villages and cemeteries), it contains historical information about all of Wabash County, with a special section on Somerset and Vernon, and also on 1936 Manchester College, including a list of graduates for that year.
Judy Schramm
Each generation seems to rediscover Frances Slocum and her romantic tale of kidnap and survival. The latest is "LITTLE BEAR WOMAN-THE STORY OF FRANCES SLOCUM AS TOLD BY HER 5th GREAT GRANDSON", 2008 by Micheal L. Thompson. His latest endeavor is chock full of information from many different sources on her life. He has an excellent bibliography on source materials used and that are available. New to this volume is a family tree showing the descendants of Frances. The softbound book can be obtained from Reading Room Books, 264 S. Wabash St. Wabash, IN 46992, at 260 563-6421.

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