The Elkhart County Genealogical Society holds its meetings on the. State Rd. We do not meet in the months of January, February and August and December. Using money generated from book sales over the online Columbia dating chat 13 years, and with financial input from the Elkhart County Historical Society ECHS and Elkhart County Governmenta new, state of the art, microfilm scanner was purchased and put into use.
The reader has the ability to copy information from the microfilm to an attached computer. From the computer, you can then save your information on a CD or flash older women dating Houston Texas TX in, or even e-mail the information to your home computer. You may also bring your own laptop and take advantage of the wireless service when researching in the genealogical and historical society libraries.
These consist of old records marriages, probate, wills, etc. These microfilms are unique as there are only three complete copies.
It is anticipated that more early microfilm records from the Elkhart County Courthouse will be available in the future. ECGS also has marriage records from to on film. These early records contained limited information: speed dating Wilmington reviews of bride and groom, date of marriage, and officiant.
Froma Register of Returns was kept with additional information including parents' names and witnesses. These are on a separate "Companion" film. Ina more complete marriage application was required to get a. These applications include addresses, occupations, divorces, etc.
They also have all the census for Elkhart County - The staff of ECGS will be willing to look up information from these films for those who live out of town and are unable to visit the center. If you are in the area, please stop in and visit the microfilm center, library and museum. It would be a great way to start or continue your family research. About Us. Cemetery Records. Coroner's Index. Funeral Records. Library Records. Marriage Film Indexes. Members Surname Toyboy dating Ontario CA.
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New Membership. Nurses' Certificates. Members Section. ECGS Store. Research Request. While our site is still growing, we hope you will check back often and see what is new! Older women dating Georgia in are currently working on updating Rice Cemetery. The Elkhart County Genealogical Society holds its meetings on the third Thursday of the month at p. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 16th.
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From toquite a of settlers located in various parts of the new country.
Windows into our past
They sought out the prairies with which the region abounded. On Elkhart prairie, Two mile plain and Pleasant plain, log cabins were erected and the pioneers began life of hardships which resulted in the opening up of a wonderfully productive region.
An act was passed at the session of the legislature, held during the winter oforganizing dating a Asheville NC rican man tips counties of St. Joseph and Elkhart, to which was attached, for county purposes, the territory now comprised in the counties of Lake, Porter, Laporte, Lagrange, Stueben and Kosciusko. The first election, after the passage of the act was held in June,for the purpose of electing county officers.
As a result of this election, seventy-five votes being recorded, the following officers where chosen: Thomas Thomas, clerk; Eli Penwell, sheriff; William Latta and Peter Diddy, associate judges; J. These justices Miami Florida FL meet dating the duties afterwards invested in the board of county commissioners. The legislature had fixed the place of holding court and the transaction of county business at the home of Chester Sage on the north bank of the St.
Joseph river, just where the Main street bridge in Elkhart crosses the stream.
It was on June 28 that the board of justices met at the home of Mr. Sage, were sworn in and proceeded to the transaction of business. The first official act was to divide the county into two municipal townships as follows: "All that part of the county northwest of a line beginning at women looking for casual sex in Frederick MD western part of the county, between townships 36 and 37 and running thence east to the line between sections 6 and 7, thence north to the state line, to be called Concord township; and all that part of the county south and east of said lines above, to be called Elkhart township.
At the same session of the board, appointments were made of officials, Free sex Odessa girl Frair, county treasurer; James Beck, constable for Elkhart townships; Howell Huntsman, constable for Concord townships; Asel Sparklin, inspector of elections and Benjamin Gilbreath, inspector of elections for Concord township. The sheriff was also appointed county collector. After being divested of its Shreveport LA dating girl phone number greatness, Elkhart county as it stands today, includes an area of square miles and is subdivided into sixteen townships.
Nine of these are six miles square and the balance smaller. This county had been annexed to Allen county, for judicial purposes, by the legislature ofand the first session of the county court was also held at the home of Chester Sage in November, Then came the location of the county seat which is dating a Lubbock man in an exhaustive manner in another section of this work. The board of commissioners, created under the legislative act, held its first meeting September 5,at the house of the clerk.
Edward Downing and George McCollum presented their credentials as members of the board.
The early inhabitants
The officials of the new county seemed meet people Augusta GA to develop the country online Danbury CT distance dating fast as possible and their early meetings were given up to the work of authorizing new highways and establishing school districts.
Nyc hill friends meeting on new townships were organized and the work of settling up the county went merrily on. Instead of commercial exchanges and organizations for promotion purposes that are in vogue these days, the county took the matter in charge and public monies were used for the purpose of stimulating settlers in activity in the development of the region.
According to the U. Census reports, the population of Elkhart county from to is as follows:;6,;12,;20, ;26,;33,;39,;45, The increase in population during the past ten years is 5, making percent of gain The presidential vote in was ;1,;4,;7,;11, Those that had the honor of representing the district in the state legislature between the years of were; Samuel Hanna, George Crawford, David H.
Colerick, John b.
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Chapman, E. Chamberlain and Col. John Jackson. The of polls, 1, The of acres of land, 77, The of polls, 16, Products of the county in ; Wheat, 44, bushels; corn, 98, bushels; oats, 45, bushels; hay, 2, tons; maple sugar, 73, lbs. In the following totals are given; Wheat,bushels; corn,bushels; oats, ,; hay, 8, tons; dating a woman from Salem OR sugar,lbs.
According to the report of the Indiana Bureau of Statistics forElkhart county stands third in the state as an agricultural county. The total products of the county for that year are as follows; Acres of wheat, 52,; corn, 36,; oats, 14,; rye, 2,; timothy hay, 15, ; clover hay, 13,; potatoes, bushels, 88, Fruit trees, apple, 86,; peach, 22,; pear, 10,; plum, 8,; cherry, 16,; quince, 3,; grapevines, 46,; drain tile rods, i Atlantic City NJ looking for friends timber acres, 11,; ready for cultivation,Acres of strawberries, ; raspberries, ; melons, etc.
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Gallons of maple syrup, 2,; pounds of honey, 3, Sheep, 16,; lambs, 9,; wool, 76, lbs. According to the Census of Agriculture the total products for the county are as follows: Acres of wheat, 22,; corn, 56,; oats, 25,; rye, ; timothy hay, 14; clover hay, ; potatoes, 23, bushels.
Gruit trees, apple, 43,; peach, 25,; pear, 1,; plum, ; cherry, 80,; grapes, 33, Acres of strawberries, 11; raspberries, 62; melons, Sheep and lambs, 16,; wool, 38, lbs. There massage to meet in Louisiana