Bibliography of Wells County, Indiana
Print Sources
Including Links to Lookup Volunteers

This bibliography was created for people doing genealogical research in Wells County, Indiana. It is not exhaustive. These and other items undoubtedly are available at other libraries throughout the United States. If you find a mistake, or can add other materials or locations to this list, please contact me.

Abbreviations Used:

(ACPL) Allen County (Indiana) Public Library
(Bluffton) Wells County (Indiana) Public Library
(HCTL) Huntington (Indiana) City-Township Public Library
(IHS) Indiana Historical Society Library
(IN State Lib) Indiana State Library
(KHCL) Kokomo-Howard County (Indiana) Library
(LC) Library of Congress
(LDS) LDS Family History Library
(MPL) Marion (Grant County, Indiana) Public Library
(SJCPL) St. Joseph County (Indiana) Public Library



Lookup volunteers are marked with a red ball.  As you can see, we need more volunteers. Do you own or have access to any of these books? Would you be willing to receive email requests from researchers desiring further information from the books? If so, please email me and I'll be happy to add you to the list.

Need a record copied from the courthouse? Picture of a tombstone? Try your luck at these sites:

ARCHITECTURE
An architectural atlas of Wells County, Indiana : Indiana historic sites and structures inventory. Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Historical Society, 1986. iv, 186 p. : ill., maps ; 22 x 30 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, IN State Lib, SJCPL, KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL, IHS
ARCHIVES
Inventory of County Archives of Indiana #90, Wells County (Bluffton) / prepared by the Indiana Historical Records Survey, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration; sponsored by Indiana Historical Bureau. Indianapolis : Indiana Historical Records Survey, 1941. xi, 431 p. ; 25 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: SJCPL, LDS (film #0908135), Bluffton, IHS
BIBLE
"McBride Bible records (Bluffton Indiana)." Hoosier Genealogist, v.23 n.3. (September 1983)
NOTES: The McBride family came to Wells County February 1841 from Salem, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
BIOGRAPHY
Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana : Containing portraits of all the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each : a condensed history of the state of Indiana : portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state : engravings of prominent citizens in Adams and Wells counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of the counties and their cities and villages. Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. 2 v. (1025 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.)
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, IN State Lib, LDS (Adams Co. section + index only; fiche #6050218), KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL, MPL, IHS
Read the Wells County portion of this book online.
Biographical memoirs of Wells County, Indiana : embracing a comprehensive compendium of local biography, memoirs of representative men and women of the county whose works of merit have made their names imperishable, and special articles by Hugh Dougherty ... [et al.] Logansport, Ind. : B.F. Bowen, 1903. 597 p., [57] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LDS (film #1760248), Bluffton, HCTL, IHS
Lookup volunteer: Cathy Burnsed. Check the index to biographies to see if the one you want is already online.
Charles Deam / collected by Ossian Little Hoosiers. [Ossian, IN : Norwell Schools], 1989? [s198] 1 vol. loose leaf ; 29 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
Gerber, Gideon. The Gideon Gerber story. [Indiana? : s.n., [1964]. 64 p. : ports. ; 20 cm.
NOTES: 200 copies printed.
LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, IHS
McIntire, Richard O. How we lived and survived + humor and tragedy 1940-1945 / Written in January 1993 by Richard O. McIntire to my children and grandchildren. [S.l.] : R.O. McIntire, [1993] 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
Memorial record of northeastern Indiana. Chicago : Lewis Publishing Company, 1896. 895 p. : portraits ; 27 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, SJPCL, LDS (film #0547501), Bluffton, HCTL
Schmeling, Helen I. So great thy gift. Fort Wayne, Ind., [1976]. 263 p. 29 cm.
NOTES: Story of the Jackson family, pioneers in Liberty Twp., Wells Co. Ind. in popularized form.
LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
Swaim, James Polk. The Civil War letters of Private James Polk Swaim. Decatur, IN : K.D. Koons, [1993] [71] leaves : maps, port., facsim. ; 29 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
Swaim, William. The Civil War letters of Lieutenant-Colonel William Swaim. Decatur, IN : K.D. Koons, [1993] [74] leaves : map, port., facsim. ; 29 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
Swartentruber, Ada M. Christian and Nellie Hostetler. Grantsville, MD , 1962.
LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
Tyndall, John W. (John Wilson), 1861-1958. Standard history of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana : An authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and country. Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1918. 2 v. : ill., ports., plates ; 28 cm.
CONTENTS: Vol. 1: History -- v. 2: Biography. Includes index.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, IN State Lib, LDS (film #0928360), KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL, MPL, IHS
Read the Wells County portion of this book online.  Biographical sketches are incomplete.
Ulmer, Edith. Physicians of Wells County, Indiana. [Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Historical Society, [1979] 1 v. (unpaged) ; 28 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
Witcher, Curt Bryan. Index to Wells County, Indiana (pages 559-1025) from Biographical and Historical record of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana, 1887. Fort Wayne, Indiana : Allen County Public Library, 1981. 81 leaves ; 29 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LDS
The full text of the Wells County portion of this book, and the biographies, are fully keyword-searchable using the website search engine.
BIRTHS
Catholic Church. St. Joseph Parish (Bluffton, Indiana). Church records, 1876-1919.
CONTENTS: Baptisms, 1876-1919; marriages, 1879-1918; deaths, 1876-1913; reports, 1885-1895; accounts, 1878-1897; other misc. records. Some indexes. Text in English and Latin.
LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1498806)
Joray, Charles N. Birth, baptism, marriage and death records of Saint John Church, Vera Cruz, Wells County, Indiana, 1886-1972. [Vera Cruz, Indiana] : Charles N. Joray ; [1972] 84 p. ; 28 cm.
NOTE: Alphabetical order by surname.
LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1697652), Bluffton
Schindler, Gloria. Bluffton Banner, Wells Co., Indiana, birth 1991. Berne, Ind. : The Author, 1991] 59 p. ; 29 cm.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
United States. Work Projects Administration. Indiana. Index to birth records, Wells County, Indiana. Indiana Works Progress Administration : 1940 ca. 288 leaves ; 28 cm.
NOTES: Taken from books CH and H, County Health Office, Bluffton, Indiana; covers 1883-1920 births.
LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS (film #1380342), Bluffton, HCTL
VanCamp, Judy (Judith Pugh). Excerpts from the Poneto Journal...Poneto, Wells County, Indiana, March 15, 1901 - March 22 1901. Montpelier, IN: Francois Godfroy Chapter, NSDAR, 1993, 6 p.
CONTENTS: Births, deaths, funeral, obituaries, marriages, and miscellaneous news items regarding Poneto citizens taken from the March 15 and March 22, 1901 issues of the Poneto Journal newspaper.
LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS
CEMETERIES
Brubaker, Connie. Wells County Cemeteries.  (As yet) unpublished manuscript. 2000.
 
Union Township:
  • Prospect
  • Hoverstock
  • Old Zanesville
  • Jones/Sonnor/Dewitt
  • Old Uniontown
  • St John
  • Uniontown
  • Rockcreek Township:
  • Spider Hill/Methodist
  • Redding
  • Sparks
  • Lookup volunteer: Connie Brubaker.   "I have updates of the following cemeteries. I will do limited (three surnames) look ups." - from email to INWELLS-L mailing list dated September 14, 2000.
    Please do not abuse this offer - limit your request to three (3) surnames
    Cemetery records of Indiana / copied and typed by members of the L.D.S. church in Indiana. 6 v. 1954.
    NOTES: Inscriptions are in alphabetical order by surname.
    CONTENTS: Volume 1 contains Elhanen Cemetery in Wells County.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #0873781)
    Daughters of the American Revolution. Cemetery records, Wells County, Indiana. [1] Elhanan cemetery, Jefferson twp. [1971]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib (pamphlet file)
    List of Wells County cemeteries by township.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL (vertical file)
    There is a list of all known Wells County cemeteries, categorized by township, on this website at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inwells/gs/cemtwps.html
    Lochner, Electa B. Elhanan cemetery, Jefferson Township, Wells County, Indiana. [Fort Wayne, IN] : [s.n.], 1985?
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Minniear, Ingabee Brineman. Cemetery records Wells County Indiana. 1972. 4 v.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton, HCTL
    Mossburg Cemetery caretaker records copied from the records in possession of Mr. Mossburg... : 1881-1986 [S.l. : s.n.], [1986] 74 l. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, HCTL
    Old cemetery located on the west bank of the Wabash river...between the Lake Erie & Cloverleaf Railroad....1940 on the south side, Bluffton. 7 p.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib (pamphlet file)
    Pemberton, Dorothy Gilbert. Everyname index to Wells County Indiana cemetery records, compiled by Ingabee Brineman Minniear. [Fort Wayne, Ind.] : Fort Wayne Public Library, 1979. 241 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton
    Waters, Gerald. Markle Cemetery, Markle, Indiana / compiled by Gerald Waters, Madalyn Brumbaugh, and Wallace Smith. [S.l. : s.n.] ; [ ] 73 p. ; 28 cm. Contains index.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    CENSUS
    Indiana Historical Society. Family History Section. Indiana Historical Society 1860 census: alphabetical listing by title. [Indianapolis, Ind.] : Indiana Historical Society ; [1988]. [98] leaves ; 24 x 40 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    View the 1850 Wells County census transcription online.
     

    A list of white male inhabitants in Wells county over 21 years of age, summer 1866 : transcribed from the July 19, 1866 issue of the The Banner (Bluffton, Indiana).  Bluffton, IN : The Library, 1999.  53 l. ; p., 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton

    Kratz, Steven C. Wells County, Indiana, 1860 Census Index. [S.l.] : [s.n.], [198-?]. 30 leaves.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS
    CHURCHES
    Allen, P.A. Souvenir, one hundredth anniversary, First Methodist Church, Sunday, November 27, 1938 : sketch of the founding of Methodism in Bluffton, Indiana. [S.l.] : [s.n.], 1938.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1468574)
    Baumgartner, John H., 1901-1970. The first one hundred years, December 24, 1870-December 24, 1970 : Apostolic Christian Church, Bluffton, Indiana. Bluffton, Ind. : The Church, [1970] 300 p. : ill., facsims., plans ; 24 cm. Includes index.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Lookup volunteer: Wendy Hendricks. Wendy says, "It contains a list of 376 people who are buried in the church cemetery (back to 1879) and also a Genealogy section. A quote 'This is a brief history of the first families who came to the Newville and Bluffton Community from 1858 to about 1925.'"
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Ossian, Indiana). Sent forth by God's blessing : blessed to be a blessing --100 years-- 1897-1997. Ossian, Ind. : Gingerbread House Publications, [1997] 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
    NOTES: Cookbook.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Bluffton cook book / compiled by the Mission Circle of the M.E. Church, Bluffton, Ind. Bluffton, Ind. : Mission Circle, [1917] 103 p. ; 24 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Calvary Lutheran Church Women. Home cooking secrets of Bluffton. Chicago, Ill. : Women's Clubs Publishing Co. ; [1975] 34 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Catholic Church. St. Joseph Parish (Bluffton, Indiana). Church records, 1876-1919.
    CONTENTS: Baptisms, 1876-1919; marriages, 1879-1918; deaths, 1876-1913; reports, 1885-1895; accounts, 1878-1897; other misc. records. Some indexes. Text in English and Latin.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1498806)
    Engle, Jeannine Shull. The little church on Rock Creek : a historical and biographical review of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rockcreek Township, Wells County, Indiana, 1887-1987. [Indiana : 1987]. 102 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton, HCTL, LDS (film #1750873)
    First Presbyterian Church (Bluffton, Indiana). Church records, 1844-1997.
    CONTENTS: Session minutes; baptisms; communicants; deaths; finances; pastors and church officials; marriages; deaths; members received; members suspended.
    NOTES: Microfilm of original records at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (films #2130630 & #2130631)
    First United Church of Christ [directory], Bluffton, Indiana. [Bluffton, IN] : Olan Mills [1993] v. : ill, port. ; 25 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1882-1982, 1993, 1997)
    First United Methodist Church (Bluffton, Ind.) [Directory] Bluffton, Ind. : The Church ; [1975] 33 p. : ill., port. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    First United Methodist Church (Bluffton, Ind.) One hundred and fifty years of history. Bluffton, Ind. : The Church, [1988] 36 p. ; 22 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    History of the Poneto Methodist Church 1870-1956. Poneto, IN : The Church, 1956.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Horeb Church 1859-1954. [Bluffton, IN : Wells County Public Library, [1996] 84 p. ; 29 cm.
    This is a transcription of the records of the secretary of Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church in RockCreek Township, Wells County, Indiana. [The records were indexed by Kim Cart.]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Joray, Charles N. Birth, baptism, marriage and death records of Saint John Church, Vera Cruz, Wells County, Indiana, 1886-1972.
    NOTE: Alphabetical order by surname.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1697652)
    Neher, Leslie I. Buckeye, Boehmer Church, South Salem Church, Mt Zion, Shaffer Church : a short history of each place. Gas City, Ind. : L.I. Neher, 1991. vii, 135 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, MPL
    Ossian First United Methodist Women. Favorite recipes cookbook. Olathe, Kansas : Cookbook Pblishers, inc., [1984] 93 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Regular Baptist Church of Christ (Mount Zion, Indiana). Church records, 1842-1877.
    NOTES: Microfilm of records located in Franklin College Library, Franklin, Indiana.
    CONTENTS: Minutes of church meetings and rolls of membership.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1451843)
    Sesquicentennial history : First Presbyterian Church, Bluffton, Indiana, 1844-1994 / by Jean Blessing, Melanie Durr, Therese Evans, Robert Heimach. Bluffton, Indiana : First Presbyterian Church, [1994] 143 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Six Mile United Church of Christ. Celebrating 150 years of Six Mile Church history. Bluffton, Indiana : Six Mile United Church of Christ, [1988] 75 p. : photographs ; 21 cm.
    NOTES: Dedicated to Hallet Barber who founded the Six Mile Christian Church on September 2, 1838.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    United Brethren in Christ (Ossian, Indiana). Church records, 1940.
    NOTES: Original records located at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.
    CONTENTS: Membership records, weddings, 1940.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1704964)
    United Presbyterian Church (Bluffton, Indiana). 135th Anniversary Cookbook.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    United Presbyterian Church (Bluffton, Indiana). Church records, 1902-1912.
    NOTES: Microfilm of records located at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    CONTENTS: Session minutes 1902-1912; baptisms 1902-1911.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #2130630)
    Wagner, Beverly. The History of the Zanesville United Methodist Church of Zanesville, Indiana. Indiana: B. D. Wagner, 1981. 17, [2] p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Wagner, Beverly. Zanesville United Methodist Church: formerly Evangelical United Brethern (sic), Zanesville, Wells County, Indiana. Ft. Wayne, IN: Allen County Public Library, 1986. 16 p.
    NOTES: Includes index to 12 records [officers, attendance, etc.] located at Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville, Indiana, 1915-1979.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS, ACPL
    Yearbook of the Methodist Episcopal Church Bluffton, Ind. for the year ending March 31, 1904 : containing pastor's letter, list of members, contributions, Treasurer's report, official board, committees and baptized children. Bluffton, Ind. : Bluffton Print, [1904] 42 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    View the 1926-27 First M. E. Church Yearbook online.
    CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, & COOKBOOKS
    Domestic Engineers Extension Club. Wells County Extension Homemakers Cook Book. Berne, Ind. : Publishers Printing House, [ ] 205 p. ; 23 cm.
    NOTES: Cookbook.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Independent Literary Society (Wells County, Ind.) The Nottingham Couger : volumes 1 and 3. [Fort Wayne, Ind.] : Allen County Public Library, [1984]. 1 v. (unpaged) ; 23 x 37 cm.
    NOTES: The society was started in 1866.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Wells County Historical Society. Records 1935-1966. [Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Historical Society, [1935] 2 v. ; 30 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Wells County Home Demonstration Clubs cook book. [Bluffton, Ind. : s.n, [1959] 112 p. ; 23 cm.
    NOTES: Cookbook
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Wells County specialties. Ossian, Ind. : Gingerbread House Publications, [1996] 249 p. ; 22 cm.
    NOTES: Cookbook.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    DEATHS, FUNERAL HOME RECORDS, & OBITUARIES
    Allen & Wells Counties, Indiana Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home, Waynedale & Ossian. Fort Wayne, Indiana : Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana, [1987] v, 503 p. ; 29 cm.
    NOTES: "Records from 1900-1980". Includes index. A brief history of the funeral home by Robert L. Haggard.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton
    OTHER LIBRARIES OWNING: Jefferson Parish Library, Louisiana
    Brindle register of funerals, William Brindle, undertaker, Yoder, Ind.: Apr. 1891-Dec. 1914, Allen Co., Ind. (Lafayette and Pleasant Twsps.), Wells Co., Ind. (Union and Jefferson Twsps.). [Ossian, Ind.? n.d.] 1 v. (unpaged) 23 cm.
    NOTES: Photocopy of original register.  Title page supplied.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, MPL
    Bumgardner funeral home records, Blackford County, Wells County and Vermillion County, Indiana. 1907-1952. 4 v. ; 29-36 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib
    Catholic Church. St. Joseph Parish (Bluffton, Indiana). Church records, 1876-1919.
    CONTENTS: Baptisms, 1876-1919; marriages, 1879-1918; deaths, 1876-1913; reports, 1885-1895; accounts, 1878-1897; other misc. records. Some indexes. Text in English and Latin.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1498806)
    Daughters of the American Revolution. Indiana. Capt. William Wells Chapter, Bluffton. G. M. Gavin's undertakers report, Poneto, Wells County, Indiana, 1899-1907. Bluffton, Ind. : The Chapter, : [1976?] 10 leaves ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib
    Daughters of the American Revolution. Indiana. Capt. William Wells Chapter, Bluffton. Death records, 1865-1877, book 1, McBride Funeral home, Bluffton, Ind. Copied by Mrs. Ervin Lochner, 1970. 12 p.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL (vertical file), IN State Lib (pamphlet file), HCTL
    Death records, Wells County 1890-1920. [Bluffton, Indiana] : [Bluffton-Wells County Public Library] ; [1980].
    NOTES: Copied from the records of the Wells County Health Department by the Bluffton-Wells County Public Library.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, HCTL
    Dick, Peggy Davidson. Jahn Funeral Home Records Wells County Bluffton, Ind. 1922-1956/ abstracted, compiled and indexed by Peggy Davidson Dick. Bluffton, Ind. : Peggy Davidson Dick ; [1976].
    NOTES: Statistics from 1922-1933 abstracted from obituaries in Bluffton Evening News.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, HCTL, MPL
    Fuller, Kathy. Thoma Funeral Home : index to obituary records, 1851-1908. Bluffton, Indiana : Wells County Public Library, [1992]
    NOTE: Addendum contains Registers 3- , dated 1909 - .
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    George Warfield Funeral Home records, Blackford County and Wells County, Indiana. 1930-1947. 2 v. ; 23 x 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib
    Joray, Charles N. Birth, baptism, marriage and death records of Saint John Church, Vera Cruz, Wells County, Indiana, 1886-1972.
    NOTE: Alphabetical order by surname.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1697652)
    Meyer, Kimberly. McBride Funeral Home coffin records, Bluffton, Wells Co., Indiana, 1865-1887. [Fort Wayne, Ind.] : Fort Wayne Public Library, 1976. 72 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton, HCTL, MPL
    Meyer, Kimberly. Records of McBride Funeral Home, Bluffton, Wells Co., Indiana, Jan. 1, 1888 - Mar. 12, 1975. [Fort Wayne, Ind.] : Fort Wayne Public Library, 1976. 390 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton
    Schwartz, Loren. An index of obituaries from the Bluffton News-Banner, 1950-69, Bluffton, IN / compiled by Mr. and Mrs. Loren Schwartz and Carolyn Engle. [Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Public Library, [1997] 208 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    United States. Work Projects Administration. Indiana. Index to death records; Wells County, Indiana, 1883-1920. Bluffton, Ind. : W.P.A., 1940. 159 p. 30 cm.
    NOTES: Typescript compiled in 1940 from original records located in the Wells County Health Office, and Bluffton City Health Office, Bluffton.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS (microfilm #1380342), Bluffton, HCTL
    VanCamp, Judy (Judith Pugh). Excerpts from the Poneto Journal...Poneto, Wells County, Indiana, March 15, 1901 - March 22 1901. Montpelier, IN: Francois Godfroy Chapter, NSDAR, 1993, 6 p.
    CONTENTS: Births, deaths, funeral, obituaries, marriages, and miscellaneous news items regarding Poneto citizens taken from the March 15 and March 22, 1901 issues of the Poneto Journal newspaper.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS
    Wells County Public Library. An index of obituaries published in Bluffton, Indiana newspapers, 1930-1949, final draft. Bluffton, Indiana : Wells County Public Library, [1998] 78 p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Wells County Public Library. An index of obituaries published in Bluffton, Indiana newspapers, 1950-1969 / compiled by the staff of the Wells County Public Library. [Bluffton, IN] : The Library, [1996] 260 p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Wells County Public Library. An index of obituaries published in Bluffton, Indiana newspapers, 1970-1990 / compiled by the staff of the Wells County Public Library. [Bluffton, IN] : The Library, [1996] 260 p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    DIRECTORIES
    Bluffton home and city directory. [s.l.] : Hart & Romey, [1934] 50 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Bluffton, Indiana, city directory. Polk.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL owns 1959-61; IN State Lib has 1957/1959/1964/1971; Bluffton earliest date 1900, MPL
    Bluffton telephone directories. Misc. years.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (earliest year 1946)
    Deam's red almanac. Bluffton, Indiana : Deam & Spivey, 1900-193?. [ ] 
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1916, 1917, 1926, 1928, 1931, and 2 (1941 & 1947) NARD almanacs with Deam overprint.)
    Directory of Wells County and City of Bluffton, 1908. Bluffton, Ind., [1908] 140 p. 21 cm.
    NOTES: Incl. business & church direct., officials, societies, etc.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Frash, O. T. 1900 city directory of Bluffton, Indiana : containing the names, addresses and occupations of all residents over sixteen ... : business, professional & lodge directory ... Hartford City, Ind. : [s.n.], [1900] 98 p. ; 21 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Gutelius, Will Buckles, 1872- . Bluffton [Ind.] city directory, May 1, 1902 : ... list of all persons over fifteen ... ; the heads of families ... on the 6 rural free delivery routes ... ; business directory, official directory of state, county, township and city, and directories of lodges, churches and literary clubs / comp. by W.B. Gutelius, P.A. Allen. Bluffton, Ind. : The Banner, [1902] 183 p. ; 23 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Markle, Ossian, Reservoir, Uniondale, Zanesville [telephone directory]. Ossian, Ind. : Alltel, [1988] 1 v. (pagination varies) ; 24 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1988, 1994-95)
    Masslich, H.B. Business directory of Bluffton Indiana. Bluffton, Ind., 1893.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    The Mullin-Kille and Junior Chamber of Commerce Bluffton, Indiana ConSurvey city directory. Columbus, Ohio : Mullin-Kille ; [1948] v. : ill. ; 24-32 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Lookup volunteer: Cathy Burnsed
    Ossian, Indiana telephone directory.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1975, 1981, 1997-98)
    Prairie farmer's home and county directory of Wells County, Indiana / compiled and published by The Prairie Farmer Publishing Co. Chicago, Ill. : Prairie Farmer Pub. : c1923. 175 p. : illus., map ; 26 cm.
    Contains the name of Wells County farmers, wife's maiden name, children's names (even the ones not living at home) as well as anyone else living with the family, how many years living in the county, address, amount of acres owned or rented and owner of land if renting.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LDS, KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL
    Lookup volunteer: Rose Cattanach.
    Lookup volunteer: Teresa Wagner.
    Lookup volunteer: Wendy Hendricks.
    Robinson's Wells County and Bluffton city directory.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL (1971/72), Bluffton (1971/72, 1973, 1977)
    Schwartz, Leah I. Indiana Amish directory, Adams County and vicinity. Geneva, Indiana, 1976.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Union Directory Company, Anderson, Indiana. Bluffton [Ind.] city directory and Wells County gazetteer, 1912; containing an alphabetical list of private firms, street guide, city and county officials, churches, secret societies, etc., also a complete list of [land owners &] rural residents, together with Craigville, Keystone, Kingsland, Liberty Center, Mt. Zion, Ossian, Petroleum, Poneto, Tocsin, Uniondale, Vera Cruz and Zainesville [sic]. Anderson, Ind., [1912] 314 p. 24 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Wells County directory 1873. Bluffton, IN : J.G. Smith, 1873. 24 leaves 22 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    FAMILY HISTORIES & GENEALOGIES
    Applequist, Eva Davis. The descendants of Christopher Popejoy of Wells County, Indiana. Decatur, Ill. : Ev. Applequist, [1956] 1 v. (loose leaf) ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (Indiana Room Vertical File)
    Arnold, Wayne H. Genealogy of Jacob Sr. and Anna Arnold.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Lookup volunteer: Mark Mann. Mark also has a home page devoted to Arnold family history & genealogy.
    Banter, Arthur Neal. "Old" Peter Painter, founder of the Painter Banter family of Page County, Virginia and Wells County, Indiana. Fairmount, Ind. : The Author, 1979.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Barrone, Adam J. Strahm family history. Fort Wayne, IN: The Author, 1996. 314 l. ; 28 cm. NOTES: On Cover: Matthias Strahm, I. & Anna Barbara Rothlisburger -- John C. Schwartz & Anna Strahm -- John Meyer, Sr. & Franie Strahm --Ulrich Strahm & Katherine Schindler -- John Gerber, I. & Maria Anna Strahm -- Matthias Strahm, II. & Magdalena Kipfer -- Jacob Meyer & Elizabeth Strahm -- Jacob Kaehr, John Steffen, & Magdalena Strahm -- Peter Steffen, Sr. & Anna Barbara Strahm -- Christena Strahm -- Christian Strahm & Katherine Gerber -- Jacob G. Moser & Anna Lisa Strahm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Buckner, Winifred Terry. Buckner family history : updated to Aug. 1962. s.n., [Bluffton, Ind. : 1975]
    NOTES: Visit to Augusta, Ky. / by Janet Morris (1969) at the end.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Lookup volunteer: Cami Mount. "The version I have of this was compiled by Janet Morris in 1979. I no longer have a copy of Aunt Winifred's work, but if memory serves me, Janet's is an expansion of that."
    Carlock, Walter. Studebaker family in America 1736-1976. s.n., [Bluffton, Ind. : 1975]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Caylor, Harold D. A Clinic in a cornfield. [Bluffton, Ind.] : The Author, n.d. 176 p. : maps, photos., plates ; 24 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Culbertson, Helen M. Memorandum of the Zug ancestry. [U.S.] : The Author, [1985?]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Gunn, James R. Descendants of Margaret Smith, 1800-1879, and Thomas Gordon, 1794-1867 : born Roxburghshire, Scotland, died Bluffton, Indiana. Ada, Mich. : J.R. Gunn, [1992] 78, [25] p. : geneal. tables ; 29 cm. Includes index.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Harrington, Betty Jane. Rauch family, 1763-1973. Carthage, MO : The Author, [1974?]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Harris, Lillie Alberson. Joshua Alberson (1794-1879) and George Brin Harris (abt 1732-) and their descendants : a genealogy of two North Carolina families who were among the early settlers of Randolph County, Indiana and their descendants who are found in the nearby counties of Jay, Adams and Wells. Keystone, Indiana : The Author, 1979.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Harris, Lillie Alberson & Virginia Farlow Wittwer. Starr : the five sons of John and Mary Starr who came to Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the early 1700's and their descendants. Keystone, Indiana : The Author, 1995.
    NOTES: Starr, the Quakers from Ireland
    NOTES: Benjamin Webb Starr came to Indiana with his family in 1839 and entered two parcels of land in Chester Twp., Wells Co. Upon arriving they lived in a brush shanty until Benjamin could clear enough land to build a log cabin. Wells County History 1918 talked about Benjamin having to clean out a well for "Squire Hale" to pay for postage for a letter from home. Families mentioned in the book locally are STARR, POPEJOY, LANCASTER, McGEATH, CASSELL, NUTTER, WILLIS, SMALL, SHADLE, GROVE, MINNICH, WEBB, HOLLOWAY, BOWERS and many others. Blanche Chapel Church of Poneto is named for Blanch Starr Cassell. Judge Oliver Starr, chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, native of Chester twp, Wells Co. Belle Starr, the famous outlaw, is also an in-law....
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Lookup volunteer: Linda Grove.
    Harton, Marilyn K. Byrd. Byrds and Sonners of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and their migrations to Wells County, Indiana / by Marilyn K. (Byrd) Harton, Harold K. & Carol J. (McKenzie) Byrd. Worthington, Ohio : M.K.B. Harton ; [1983] 1 v. (in various foliations) : ill. ; 30 cm.
    NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index. pt. 1. The other Byrds of Virginia, August 1982 -- pt. 2. The Sonners, July 1983.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Haswell, Burton S. Genealogical record of the Haswell family : souvenir of the 49th annual reunion of the Haswell-Mathews family...South Bend, Ind. South Bend, Ind. : [s.n.], 1939.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Henley, Lucile Lambert. History of Robert P. and Caroline Harding Lambert family in Wells County Indiana 1850-1995. [Blackford County, Ind.] : L.L. Henley, [1995] 70 l. (loose leaf) : ill. , geneal. tables ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Henley, Lucile Lambert. The Thompson Henley family in Wells County Indiana, 1838. [Blackford County, Ind. : L.L. Henley, [1992] 48 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Holloway, Max Carey & Mary V. A Holloway bicentennial : an account of the descendents of Elijah Holloway, 1754-1825, Worcester County, Maryland : a Revolutionary soldier who migrated to Ross County, Ohio, and who left decendents through out the midwest.[S.l.] : The Author, [197-].
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Houlihan, Sandra A. & Thomas T. Barker. Richard Trenary family tree, 1811-1880, Wells County, Indiana. Ossian, IN : Ossian Journal, 1979. 89 p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, Bluffton
    Joray, Charles N. From these roots : the American ancestors of Charles N. Joray. [Kokomo, IN : Hemmeger Printing, 1988] ii, 224 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
    SUBJECTS: Joray family; Henneford family; Biberstein family; Egly family; Amstutz family; Augsburger family; Shoaf family; Benedict family; Maute family.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: SJPCL, ACPL, KHCL, Bluffton
    Kirkwood, William Quentin. Descendants of William Kirkwood (1820-1898). Findlay, OH : [s.n.], 1974.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Klopfenstin, John Henry. Klopfenstein family record : the chronology of the descendants of Michael Klopfenstein, 1757-1925. Grabill, IN : The Author, 1926.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Landis, Ira David. Landis family book. Bareville, PA : The Author, 1953.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Lochner, Electa I. Nicholas Steffen, his wife Elizabeth Pfister, their children who married into the Aschbaucher, Strahm, Neuenschwander, Lehman, Conrad and Amstutz families. Decatur, IN? : Antoine Rivarre Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1973.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Morris, Janet Marie. History of the Isaac Morris family. [Bluffton, IN : s.n.], 1975.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Morris, Janet Marie. Morris family history. [Bluffton, IN : s.n.], 1977.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Morris, Janet Marie. Reuben Miller genealogy. [Bluffton, IN : s.n.], 1971.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Robert Walmer Rogers and his family in Bluffton, Indiana, 1908 - the present. [Geneva, IL : E.I. Rogers, [1994] 5,[6],24 l. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Rupp, Allen E. John Stauffer - Anna Steiner : their ancestral charts for four generations in Europe and their descendants in America. This story of a Mennonite family covers 250 years and extends to eleven generations. Marietta, Ohio, 1973.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, ACPL
    Schoeff, Carlin. Carnes history.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Sellers, Ruth R. and Dorotha D. Our roots [Rush family]. 1979.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Southall, Mrs. Georga A. Effingham family. 1963.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Swiss ancestral tree ; Berne, Adams County, Indiana and vicinity including Wells county, Indiana; a compilation of the earliest Swiss settlers and their descendants. Berne, Ind. : Berne Public Library, 1996. 22 v. ; 29 cm.
    CONTENTS: Marriage dates 1545-1853 -- 1854-1871 -- 1872-1884 -- 1885-1895 -- 1896-1907 -- 1908-1918 -- 1919-1932 -- 1933-1940 -- 1941-1946 -- 1947-1952 -- 1952-1959 -- 1959-1964 -- 1965-1969 -- 1969-1972 -- 1973-1975 -- 1976-1979 -- 1980-1983 -- 1983-1986 -1986-1989 -- 1990-1993 -- 1993-1996 -- Index to marriages, alphabetical by bride and groom.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, KHCL (index only)
    Wells County, Indiana family history, 1837-1992. Compiled by the Wells County Historical Society. Paducah, Kentucky : Turner Publishing, c1991 v. : ill.; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS, KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL
    Index is online: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inwells/bio/1992/index.html
    Wells County, Indiana, histories of families. [Indianapolis, Ind.] : Citizens Historical Association. Typewritten manuscript.
    CONTENTS: Includes the following families: Philemon A. Allen, Fred L. Ashbaucher, Roy Biberstine, H.D. Brickley, Ray P. Brown, Franklin Buckner, Charles E. Caylor, Albert B. Cline, Ancil W. Cotton, William E. Engeler, Douglas Fleming French, Howard Habig, Walter G. Heller, Samuel E. Hitchcock, Kenneth H. Huyette, William A. Kunkel, George Lautzenheiser, Cecil C. Lockwood, J.A. McBride, Morris W. McCray, Harry A. McFarren, Charles G. Mallers, John Mock, George Mock, George B. Morris, William D. Morris, John C. Moynihan, Amos Neuhauser, John H. Painter, William A. Patton, Perry Pyle, Charles Garwood Quick, John E. Reynolds, Alfred G. Saurer, Bror K. Settergren, Abram Simmons, Frank Stafford, Daniel Steffan, Robert William Stine, Charles E. Sturgis, Edward E. Sunier, David H. Swaim, Fred S. Swisher, Fred J. Tangeman, Herman W. Thoma, Frank G. Thompson, Howard M. Ullman, John H. Waid, Lyle R. Willey, Edward Bruce Williamson, Chancy Wilson.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib, LDS (microfilm #1476956)
    HISTORY
    Alexander, Harry S. 70th Anniversary : the Marion-Bluffton interurban : yesterday and today 1906-1976. Marion, IN : News Publishing Co., [1976] 32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, HCTL
    An architectural atlas of Wells County, Indiana : Indiana historic sites and structures inventory. Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Historical Society, 1986. iv, 186 p. : ill., maps ; 22 x 30 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, IN State Lib, SJPCL, KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL
    Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana : Containing portraits of all the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each : a condensed history of the state of Indiana : portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state : engravings of prominent citizens in Adams and Wells counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of the counties and their cities and villages. Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. 2 v. (1025 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, IN State Lib, LDS (Adams Co. section + index only; fiche #6050218), KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL, MPL, IHS
    Read the Wells County portion of this book online.
    Bluffton, Indiana : the asphalt city. Bluffton, Indiana : Bluffton Manufacturing Printery, [1900] 31 p. : mostly ill. ; 14 x 20 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Bluffton's electric history / Researched by Don V. Harris; composed and edited by Sherri R. Davis; technical assistance by Edward C. Davis. Bluffton, In. : City of Bluffton ; [1980] 46 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Forward by John T. Flaningam, mayor.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Edwards, Melba M. & Rosemary Smuts Kumfer. Zanesville, Indiana, history, 1849-1976. Zanesville IN: [Zanesville Lions Club], 1976. 253 p.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib, LDS, Bluffton, HCTL
    Geneva and area 1872-1972. Geneva, IN : Geneva Area Cent., 1972.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Harter, Sherri R. Bluffton's water works centennial : 1886-1986 / researched by Utility employees ; composed and edited by Sherri R. Harter ; technical assistance by Edward C. Davis. [Bluffton, Ind.? : The Utility?, [1986] 56 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Historical hand-atlas, illustrated : containing large scale copper plate maps of each state and territory of the United States, and the provinces of Canada, together with a complete reference map of the world ... nine farm maps, and history of Wells County, Indiana, illustrated. Containing a condensed history of the county; biographical sketches; general statistics; miscellaneous matters, &c. Chicago, IL : H.H. Hardesty, 1881. 1 atlas (xxiv, 231, [1] p., [4] folded leaves of plates) : ill., maps (some col.) ; 38 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LDS (film #0812506), Bluffton, HCTL, IHS
    Kelly, Arthur L. Chronology and condensed history of the Lake Erie & Western Railroad through Bluffton & Wells County, Indiana : originally chartered January 15, 1849 by John Studabaker - Bluffton and David Haines - Muncie. Worthington, Ohio : Arthur L. Kelly ; [1984] 22 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Mossburg, Robert D. Wells County in World War II. [Muncie, IN : R.D. Mossburg, [1973] iv, 52 l. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Neff, Kenneth D...[et al.]. Montpelier, history book 1986, sesquicentennial ed. Montpelier, IN: Montpelier Historical Society, 1986. 62 p.
    NOTE: Includes some history of Keystone, Chester Center, and southern Wells County.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1697750)
    Neher, Leslie I.  Random notes on Mt. Zion.  Marion, IN: Marion Public Library, 2000. 1v. (unpaged): 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: MPL
    Ossian Historian Society. Ossian & Jefferson Twp. : the way we were. [Ossian, IN : Ossian Lions Club], [1992] 219 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 30 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Rose, Dorothy & J. Buckner. History of Wells County, Indiana, 1776-1976. Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Bicentennial Historical Publication Committee, 1975. 232 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton, KHCL, HCTL, IHS
    Rose, Dorothy & J. Buckner. History of Wells County, Indiana, 1776-1976 : name & subject index & addendum / by B.J. Elliott. Bluffton, Ind., 1980. 138 p. 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton, KHCL, HCTL, IHS
    Tyndall, John W. (John Wilson), 1861-1958. Standard history of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana : An authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and country. Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1918. 2 v. : ill., ports., plates ; 28 cm.
    CONTENTS: Vol. 1: History -- v. 2: Biography. Includes index.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LC, IN State Lib, LDS (film #0928360), KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL, MPL, IHS
    Read the Wells County portion of this book online.  Biographical sketches are incomplete.
    Twenty years of welfare in Wells County, 1936-1956 / [compiled by the staff of the Wells County Department of Public Welfare]. [1956?]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Unlocking the doors to early Wells County history : an index to the newspaper microfilm collection of the Bluffton-Wells County Public Library, Bluffton, Indiana from 1858 through 1910. [Ind.? : 19--] 163 p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Wells County chronology to 1900. (notebook) 87 p. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Wells County Historical Society. Wells County towns and townships : a pictorial history. Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Company, 1999. 176 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, IHS
    Wells County, Indiana family history, 1837-1992.Compiled by the Wells County Historical Society. Paducah, Kentucky : Turner Publishing, c1991 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS, KHCL, Bluffton, HCTL
    Index is online: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inwells/bio/1992/index.html
    Wells County, Indiana index of names of persons and of firms.[Fort Wayne, Ind.] : Fort Wayne Public Library, : 1979. 215 leaves ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, KHCL, IHS
    IMMIGRATION, EMIGRATION, & NATURALIZATION
    Morgan, Mary M. "Wells County naturalization final oaths." Hoosier Genealogist. Vol. 23, No. 4 (December 1983).
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, HCTL
    View the names of those naturalized online.
    LAND & MAPS
    Adams-Wells counties, Indiana, farm plat book & index of owners. LaPorte, Ind. : Town & Country Publishing Co., c1970- v. : maps ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL (1970, 1972, 1980), Bluffton (1970, 1974, 1976, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1994), HCTL (1974, 1980)
    Bates, Roy M. Wells County, Indiana tract book [1830-1843] : Index. Fort Wayne, Ind. : Public Library, 1980. 14 p. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Cole, Dawn & Curt B. Witcher. Index to Land patents, Wells County, Indiana, 1833-1855, compiled by John W. Carnall and Sons, Inc., abstracters. Fort Wayne, Ind. : Fort Wayne Public Library, 1980. 18 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Deed indexes, Grantor-Grantee, 1838-1899. (microfilm)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Harter, Stuart. Original land entries of Wells County, Indiana.Churubusco, Ind. : Stuart Harter, c1982. 1 atlas (11 leaves) : 9 maps ; 61 cm.
    NOTES: "Drawn from book of original land entries, County Recorder's Office, Bluffton, Indiana."
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, LDS
    Hixson (W. W.) and Company. Plat book of Wells county, Indiana. Rockford, Ill., W. W. Hixson & co. [192-?]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LC, IHS
    Land patents, Wells County, Indiana, 1833-1855. Bluffton, Ind. : John W. Carnall and Sons, 1976. [74] p. : map ; 28 cm. NOTES: Indexed in: Index to land patents, Wells County, Indiana 1835-1855, by Dawn Cole and Curt B. Witcher.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib
    Leffers, Katherine. Index to Wells County Indiana tract book 1830-1843. Fort Wayne, Ind. : Fort Wayne Public Library, 1980.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Sark, Elmer J. Map of Wells County, Indiana / drawn and published by Elmer J. Sark. Bluffton, Ind. : E.J. Sark, [1912] 1 map : mounted on linen ; 157 x 123 cm.
    NOTES: Plat map -- shows street maps and lot numbers in Bluffton, Keystone, Ossian and Poneto.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Tract book 1, 1830-1853. (microfilm)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Trienniel atlas, plat book, Wells County Indiana. Rockford, IL : Rockford Map Publishers, c1970. 30 p.
    NOTE: Scale: 1-1/4 inch=1 mile.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS, Bluffton
    Wells County, [Indiana], plat book, 1992 : including county highway map, index of owners, city street maps. Kettering, Ohio : Mercury Publishing Co., [1992] 40 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    MARRIAGES
    Biberstine. Marriages 1838-1868. Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Historical Society.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib.
    Catholic Church. St. Joseph Parish (Bluffton, Indiana). Church records, 1876-1919.
    CONTENTS: Baptisms, 1876-1919; marriages, 1879-1918; deaths, 1876-1913; reports, 1885-1895; accounts, 1878-1897; other misc. records. Some indexes. Text in English and Latin.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1498806)
    Daughters of the American Revolution. Indiana. Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, Fort Wayne. Marriage records of Wells County, Indiana, 1837-1900. Fort Wayne, Ind. : The Chapter, [19--] 2 v. (659 leaves) ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton, IN State Lib, MPL, LDS (film #844831, #850413)
    Dubois County, Indiana, 1827-1841 : Wells County, Indiana, 1838-1863. North Salt Lake, UT : Hunting for Bears, Nicholas Russell Murray, [1988] 30, 41 leaves ; 28 cm. Computer indexed marriage records series.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Higgins, Hilda Thrailkill. Marriage records, Wells County, Indiana, 1899 thru 1974. 1976, c1977. 6 v. ; 29 cm. NOTES: CONTENTS: v. 1. A-C.--v. 2. D-G.--v. 3. H-L.--v. 4. Mc-Q.--v. 5. R-S.--v. 6. T-Z.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS (film #0928421 [v.1], 0928288 [v.2-5], 0928289 [v.6]), Bluffton, HCTL
    Higgins, Hilda Thrailkill. Marriage records, Wells County, Indiana, 1899 thru 1974, bride's index / compiled by Margaret A. Crebb. 1976, c1977.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS, Bluffton, HCTL
    Higgins, Hilda Thrailkill. Marriage records, Wells County, Indiana, 1837-1900 / compiled by Hilda Thrailkill Higgins. c1976. 2 v. (323, 149 leaves)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Indiana marriages early 1800-1900.
    Lookup volunteer: Barbara A. Jones. Please make sure your email subject is "Indiana Marriages Early 1800-1900.
    Joray, Charles N. Birth, baptism, marriage and death records of Saint John Church, Vera Cruz, Wells County, Indiana, 1886-1972.
    NOTE: Alphabetical order by surname.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1697652)
    Selby, Robert E. Wells County, Indiana, marriage records, 1837-1861 / compiled by Robert E. & Phyllis J. Selby. Kokomo, Ind. (3405 W. Zartman Rd., Kokomo 46902) : Selby Pub. & Print., c1982. 41 leaves ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LC, LDS, KHCL
    Swiss ancestral tree ; Berne, Adams County, Indiana and vicinity including Wells county, Indiana; a compilation of the earliest Swiss settlers and their descendants. Berne, Ind. : Berne Public Library, 1996. 22 v. ; 29 cm.
    CONTENTS: Marriage dates 1545-1853 -- 1854-1871 -- 1872-1884 -- 1885-1895 -- 1896-1907 -- 1908-1918 -- 1919-1932 -- 1933-1940 -- 1941-1946 -- 1947-1952 -1952-1959 -- 1959-1964 -- 1965-1969 -- 1969-1972 -- 1973-1975 -- 1976-1979 -- 1980-1983 -- 1983-1986 -1986-1989 -- 1990-1993 -- 1993-1996 -- Index to marriages, alphabetical by bride and groom.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, KHCL (index only)
    United Brethren in Christ (Ossian, Indiana). Church records, 1940.
    NOTES: Original records located at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.
    CONTENTS: Membership records, weddings, 1940.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS (film #1704964)
    United States. Work Projects Administration. Indiana. Index to marriage records, 1837-1920. Bluffton, Ind. : W. P. A., 1940. 2 v.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS (film #1380342), Bluffton
    United States. Work Projects Administration. Indiana. Index to supplemental record : marriage applications, Wells County, Indiana, April, 1905-December, 1920. Bluffton, Ind. : W. P. A., 1940. 156 p. 30 cm.
    NOTES: photo-offset of typewritten copy, 1967.
    ADDED INFO: compiled from original record, County Clerk's Office, Bluffton, by Indiana Works Progress Administration.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS (film #1380342), Bluffton
    VanCamp, Judy (Judith Pugh). Excerpts from the Poneto Journal...Poneto, Wells County, Indiana, March 15, 1901 - March 22 1901. Montpelier, IN: Francois Godfroy Chapter, NSDAR, 1993, 6 p.
    CONTENTS: Births, deaths, funeral, obituaries, marriages, and miscellaneous news items regarding Poneto citizens taken from the March 15 and March 22, 1901 issues of the Poneto Journal newspaper.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS, HCTL
    Wells County Historical Society. Wells County marriages, 1838-1868. [Bluffton, Ind. : 1966?] 36 p.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib (pamphlet file)
    Wells County, Indiana vital statistics taken from marriage applications : birth and parent's name of applicant. [S.l. : s.n., [1900] 156 l. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton, HCTL
    "Wells County Marriage Records, 1837-1861." Hoosier Genealogist (1966), v.6 n.4-6.
    Also published in Indiana Sourcebook n.1
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Check the Indiana State Library's "Indiana Marriages Through 1850" online index for many of these Wells County marriages.  Despite its name, the database also contains marriages up through the early 1860's.
    MILITARY
    McDowell, July Ann.  [Letter] 1863 February 9, Wells County, Indiana [to] Marshall and Nancy Oens.  1863, 3 p. ; 20 cm.
    Letter reports news of a number of soldiers from Wells County, Indiana.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IHS


    McIntire, Richard O. How we lived and survived + humor and tragedy 1940-1945 / Written in January 1993 by Richard O. McIntire to my children and grandchildren. [S.l.] : R.O. McIntire, [1993] 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton

    Mossburg, Robert D. Wells County in World War II. [Muncie, IN : R.D. Mossburg, [1973] iv, 52 l. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Swaim, James Polk. The Civil War letters of Private James Polk Swaim. Decatur, IN : K.D. Koons, [1993] [71] leaves : maps, port., facsim. ; 29 cm.
    LIBARARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Swaim, William. The Civil War letters of Lieutenant-Colonel William Swaim. Decatur, IN : K.D. Koons, [1993] [74] leaves : map, port., facsim. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL
    Wells County soldiers, World War I 1914-1918.
    NOTES: Typed list of soldiers and addresses. Preparer unknown.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Willey, Robert J. (ed.) I soldiered for the Union, diary of William B. Miller.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    NEWSPAPERS
    20th century souvenir edition, Ossian News, 1/1/1900. Ossian, Ind. : Ossian Weekly News.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    Bluffton News Banner centennial edition, 1837-1976.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Republican Bugle, Bluffton, Wells County, November 11, 1848. Bluffton, Ind. : Wells County Bicentennial Commission.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Unlocking the doors to early Wells County history : an index to the newspaper microfilm collection of the Bluffton-Wells County Public Library, Bluffton, Indiana from 1858 through 1910. [Ind.? : 19--] 163 p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, Bluffton
    The Wells County Public Library has Bluffton newspapers from 1866 on microfilm:
    Evening news-banner. (Daily except Sunday) ~ Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 4, 1929) through v. 13, no. 57 (Jan. 9, 1942).
    Bluffton news-banner. (Daily except Sunday) ~ Vol. 13, no. 58 (Jan. 10, 1942) through present.
    The Bluffton banner. (Weekly) ~ Holdings unknown, but probably date from 1866 based on a statement from their website (http://www.wellscolibrary.org)
    The Bluffton News-Banner is online.
    Wells County newspapers at the Indiana State Library
    Wells County newspapers at the Indiana Historical Society Library
    OBITUARIES
    An index of obituaries published in Bluffton, Indiana newspapers, 1866-1910 / compiled by the staff of the Bluffton-Wells County Public Library. Bluffton, IN : The Library, 1992. 209 p. ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton, HCTL
    Minniear, Ingabee Brineman. Wells County, Indiana obituaries, 1969 to 1975. [Fort Wayne, Ind. : Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County], 1978. 301 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, LDS, Bluffton
    Minniear, Ingabee Brineman. Wells County, Indiana, obituaries, 1975-1979 : contained in this volume are obituaries of individuals who are buried in cemeteries located in Wells County. [Indiana?] : 1981. 436 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton, HCTL
    Pemberton, Dorothy Gilbert. Everyname index to Wells County, Indiana obituaries, 1969-1975, edited by Ingabee Brineman Minniear. [Fort Wayne] : Fort Wayne Public Library, : 1979. 92 leaves ; 29 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL, IN State Lib, Bluffton
    VanCamp, Judy (Judith Pugh). Excerpts from the Poneto Journal...Poneto, Wells County, Indiana, March 15, 1901 - March 22 1901. Montpelier, IN: Francois Godfroy Chapter, NSDAR, 1993, 6 p.
    CONTENTS: Births, deaths, funeral, obituaries, marriages, and miscellaneous news items regarding Poneto citizens taken from the March 15 and March 22, 1901 issues of the Poneto Journal newspaper.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: LDS
    Wells County, Indiana Message Board.
    CONTENTS: Obituaries from various sources and various dates.  Since late 1998, most obituaries from the Bluffton News-Banner have been archived online.
    Wells County, Indiana Message Board
    Search the News-Banner obituaries (12/1/2004 - today)

    SCHOOLS
    50th class reunion, Bluffton High School Class of 1941. [Bluffton, IN : Bluffton HS Class of 1941, [1991] 27 p. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Bluffton High School Retrospect. (beginning 1916)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1916, 1919, 1921-22, 1925-28, 1937-1978, 1980-83, 1985, 1992, 1994-95
    Years 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925 online 
    Lookup volunteer: Cathy Burnsed, for years 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925. I will scan a photo of any senior for you.  Please check the online files to see if the person you are seeking is mentioned in the yearbook. 
    Bluffton Indiana School District #1, 1844-56 list of voters.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: ACPL (vertical file)
    Bluffton (Ind.). School Board. Annual report of the public schools of Bluffton, Ind. Bluffton, Ind. ; The Board, [1882] v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1889-1893)
    Class of "42" P.A. Allen High School on our 50th anniversity. [Bluffton, IN ; The class of 1942?], [ ] 104 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    First annual report, Public School of Bluffton, 1881-82.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    In retrospect of fifty years, P.A. Allen High School Class of 1944. Bluffton, Indiana : The Class, [1994] 133 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Lancaster echo. Lancaster High School.
    Lookup volunteer: Wendy Hendricks has the following issues: October 1930 Volume 1 Number 1, January 1931 Volume 1 Number 4, February 1931 Volume 1 Number 5, March 1931 Volume 1 Number 6, and April 1931 Volume 1 Number 7. "They contain Honor Roll lists, Senior Wills, Sports info, funny articles about students. If anybody has any interest in information from these I would be happy to provide it."
    Online edition from Adam J. Barrone: 1937 "Echo" school newspaper  [Volume VII, No 7 (April 21, 1937)]
    The oracle. Ossian, Indiana : Ossian High School [1936]
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton (1939, 1944, 1946-1955)
    Retrospect 1952-1997. [Bluffton, IN : Bluffton HS Class of 1952, [1997] 119 p. ; port. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Retrospect revisited 1995. [Bluffton, IN : Bluffton HS Class of 1945, [1995] 58 p. ; port. ; 28 cm.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    Rockcreek High School 1923-1964 Dodgers.
    This has been scanned and is online.
    Union Center Alumni. The Building of a memory -- 1904. [S.l. : s.n.], [1976] 1 v. : mostly ill. ; 28 cm.
    NOTES: This history of the Union Township schools includes pictures of most graduating classes.
    LIBRARIES OWNING: Bluffton
    WILLS/PROBATE
    Franklin, Charles M. Wells County, Indiana index to testators through 1880. Indianapolis, Ind. : Heritage House ; Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1986. 13 leaves ; 28 cm.
    NOTES: Extracted from the author's Index to Indiana wills : through 1880.
    Probate indexes, 1853-1900. (microfilm)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Probate records, 1838-1852. (microfilm)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib
    Wills, 1838-1901. (microfilm)
    LIBRARIES OWNING: IN State Lib

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