St. Joseph County Atlas Indexes

INTRODUCTION

As with any project that attempts to index old handwritten records, there may be errors from either transcribing from the original document or in the typing of the index. Please email me if any errors are found.

A few notes on the setup of this index will help the researcher understand it better.

All places of business or residence and parcels of land are entered under the owner's last name when known. Otherwise, if the name of a business is not known, that business is entered under its general name, i.e. store, wagon shop, etc.

For items such as mills or springs, being listed in a township, the owner of the land that they are found on is listed in parenthesis after the item.

A number in parenthesis after a person's name points out how many times their name appears in that certain section of the township or that certain village.

Some lands and certain places will show up more than once in the index, but in actuality it may be a double entry. For example, Oaklawn Cemetery appears on the Sturgis Township map, but also appears on the plat for Sturgis City. Therefore it is listed in the index twice.

    

 

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