Make your own free website on
1997 Lake Co., IN. Queries

I am looking for anything on L. E. TAYLOR or Julia v. GOWER.  Also L. E. TAYLOR Sr. or Francis DEATON, daughter of William DEATON and Rebecca Ann GILL who was daughter off Francis PHILLIPS and John C. GILL Whos father was Stephen GILL, husband to Agnus DAMRON (daughter of John DAMRON) Stephen's father was Benjah GILL who faught in the Rev. War as a private in Capt. Hardys inlisted in the continetal troops, he was shot in the ear and left for dead.  His wife was Polly Bone and her father Archibalde BONE was in the north calvary
Regement from 1776-1779.  Please email me at

Thomas E. Frank
Iam searching for my aunt Lillian Frank Clark. I was raised in California in foster care and never knew my family, Iam trying to plant a family tree,and can use all the help in can get. My name is Thomas
E. Frank, Born Aug.12,1938 in Calif. Aunt Lillian was listed under relatives on the placement papers for care. My father was Richard George Frank,Born Nov. 6,1899, in Chicago,Il. His father was Joseph Frank, Born Dec.1865, in Chicago, Il.? Thank You for taking time to read my plea.   Tom.

 Richard D Schlander
I'm looking for my GGfather Chris Christensen/Christenson,Gary, IN from Minnesota

I'm looking for information regarding my deceased grandmother, who supposedly is buried in Gary or Lake County, Indiana. Her maiden name is Hannah Ogden, daughter of James and Etta (Hedges) Ogden. She married my granfather, William Miller, in Peoria, Illinois. She left the family and went to Gary, Indiana, where she died around 1921-1929. She may have kept her married name (Miller); or potentially remarried; or was using her maiden name at the time of her death. I would like to find my grandmother's cemetery plot, so that my 80-year old Dad can visit his mother's grave before he passes on. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at

Debbie Austgen Alley
Joseph Schilling married Wilhelmina Berg in Lake County 2-25-1862. They were Catholic. What Catholic Churches could they have been married in in 1862? I've already check St. Anthony's and St. John in St. John and didn't find them married. Their children were baptised in both of those churches.

I'm also interested in hearing from any Schilling researchers interested in Schilling's in Lake County or IL. The Schilling's I'm researching were in IL before they came to IN.

Cindy Lush
I am looking for information on the Gatch family who lived in Hobart In. Thomas Gatch who was born 12-25-1911. Died Sept 1976. SS#312-10-4148

Susan Jurecky
I am looking for any information on SAUNDERS. My maternal grandmother is Mary Saunders. My mother is Sandra Saunders. Her middle name is possibly Faye. I know they resided in Hammond in the early sixties. I feel they may have had roots in Crown Point. I would appreciate any information on any SAUNDERS living in Hammond around that time.

Any information on Mary K. Leasure Hammond would be appreciated, probably born late 1800. Looking for information on family last name Kuaile, possibly spelled Quaile, originally from France

Thomas E Darga
I'm looking for and have information on: Nickolas LENNERTZ (b. 1815 Baden, Germany d. 1886 USA) m. Elizabeth Paulus (b. 1818 d. 1904, USA) in Baden, Germany in the Roman Catholic Church. Buried at Sts. Peter and Paul in Turkey Creek. They had 12 children, 9 died before they came to America (NY) via LaHavre, France in 1846. Jacob LENNERTZ (b. Sep 1843 in Baden d 1 Apr 1914) came to America with his parents along with Nickolasí brother Jacob, and several other families. They settled in Hobart Township.

Jacob married Theresa (Katherine?) ADLER of Turkey Creek and had Nick, Benedict, Margaret, Albert, Katherine, Theresa, Elizabeth, Joseph, Anton (my great grandfather) and Frances. Lived in Merrillville then moved to Joplin, MO.

Also born to Nicholas and Elizabeth: Matthias b 16 Apr 1855 d 06 Dec 1939, and William b ? d ?.

Matthias married Barbara HOFFMAN lived in Merrillville, Ross Township, had Peter, Martha, Mary, Frederick, William, Ann, Margaret, Christina, and Elizabeth.

William (Crown Point) had five children whom possibly died in a fire at home.

Carol Diwyk
Looking for information on relations of or descendants of Peter P. SYPUDT and Ruby CAMPBELL SYPUDT. Lived at 3960 Guthrie St., East Chicago, Lake County IN in 1947. Peter worked at Atlas Cement Plant and Ruby worked at Federated Metals. Peter dob 6/29/1909 in IL, died Dec. 1957. Ruby dob 12/31/1908 in OH, died 6/25/1993 in Florida. ANY info appreciated.

Mary BENSON married George MILUTINOVICH September 14,1923. On the back of a portrait I found of her ?mother or sister?, Mary writes, "If I, Mary Milutinovich, should die, please send this picture to my niece ELIZABETH TITEI, 4911 Drummond Str., East Chicago, Indiana." Please help me find Elizabeth or her decendents. Pat

Looking for information on Louis (Lyuba) MireBAJIN, b. 28 Oct 1893/4, Yugoslavia, d. 31 May 1965, Gary, IN, m. Alice BAHRIK, 18 feb 1921, Crown Point IN, b. 04 Nov 1904, Brookside, AL, d. 28 Oct 1996, Valparaiso, Portor CO, IN. Both are buried in Calumet Park cemetery. I'm looking for anyone with infomation about my Grandfather, Lyuba Bajin. He was a member of St Sava Serbian Church and was very active in the church lodge. He held positions because I remember him going to Philadelphia for conferences. He was naturalized in Crown Point, IN on 13 May 1929. I have his Certificate of Natualization, but can't find his petition or any other info pertaining to his naturalization. I believe he was born in Yugoslavia, but don't know for sure. I would appreciate anyone who may have known Lyuba Bajin or may be able to help with Serbian church records to please email me. I know he had a daughter and wife in Europe. Thanks for any help with my Bajin family. Ron.

Jim & Myrna Hoskins
Searching for information on Catherine McCURDY b. abt 1870 in Ontario, married ? DUNAS and lived in Hammond, Indiana. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Looking for any info. for Mary Louise LINEBARGER b. 1859 in OH; d. 1898 in KS. Reportedly married in Lake Co. in 1880 to Thomas GLAZE b. 1856 in IN; d. 1932 in KS. Would appreciate any leads. Am willing to share info. Thanks a bunch!

Robin Brown
I am looking for any information on William H. DUMOND. He lived in the area of Crown Point or west toward IL/IN border around the 1870-1880. His sister Rebecca Dumond Brown Whaley lived in Kankakee Co. and Iroquois County, IL after 1860 and Sandusky CO. OH before. Rumor was Rebecca was part Indian and was born in OH or IN area. I am trying to find more info about their parents. Any help would be appreciated.

Bob King
Seeking any information on Milton Marion Duke and/or wife, Sara Bates. Milton was a design engineer for the O&M RR (IL?) in 1877 when he was killed in a railroad wreck. Son Louis Milton Duke was b. 1874 in Bloomington, IL, d.1966 in Gary, IN. MMDuke's father is believed to have been an English sea captain (merchantman) who came to the States (ME) in the late 1700's and subsequently sired 13 children. Any help appreciated. Bob King

Pete Gregar
We are searching for information on: William Watts in lake county 1851. And any of his thirteen children....hammond In. Also Gregar's Orahoods, Walter or Margaret Polle.

Anthony Rajki
Great-grandfather: Josef KERESZTURI or NAGY died on about Aug 17, 1917, while his cousin Julia PAPP died in 1938. Both were members of the Hungarian Presbyterian Church in Hammond Indiana. Both emigrated in 1914 from Lugoj Hungary. Joseph was going to bring rest of family, but died of infection complications of hospital surgery before the WWI ended. Julia PAPP gravestone is apparent still in existence. Have picture of Joseph's burial in front of brick church, Names on Flower Ribbons include SZUCS and the name Kati (Katlin) BATORI is written on back of picture. Apparently, Julia had a son and Husband remarried. Unfortunately PAPP and NAGY are very common names even in Indiana or Illinois. (KERESZTURI was his grandmother's surname while NAGY was his grandfather's surname)

Jeannine Kalteich Richert
Searching for information regarding OTTO KATLEICH, born in Hammond Indiana on July 9, 1906, married ELAINE WATTS of Madisonville, Kentucky in June 20, 1936.

Carol Garafola
Robert MARTIN b. abt. 1785 m. Mary OLIVER b.1788. Thomas OLIVER b. 1796 m. Deborah MARTIN b.1809. (by 1834 LaPorte, IN.) They also lived in Porter Co. and Lake Co. Thomas and Deborah OLIVER had eight children born in these Ind. counties. Allied names: DODGE-DUMOND-COON-CONNELL-SWIM-PARSONS- INMAN. MARTIN, Elijah, born abt. 1806 NY to Robert MARTIN. Married a Louisa. Lived in LaPorte with his family. Need more info.

Pamela Huber Glendinning
I am looking for a death date, name of the last wife and place of burial for William John Huber, born 24 Dec 1865 in Danville, Indiana. Approximate time of death 1942 - 1944. "During the WW2". Thank you for your help. Pamela H Glendinning

d nuthall
True and Anne J.Gassert and daughter Emily Catherine, 1911. Anne b: 24 May 1890. Formerly of Rochester, New York. Lived at 458 Connecticut St., Gary, Indiana in early 1900's. Are there any descendants of this family? Did anyone know this family?

Karren Minkler
Looking for information on the family BLOSSOM....Lewis Roscoe Blossom was born in Gary Indiana April 18.1861...I have a Fernando Blossom born in Gary Ind. also abt 1856, but this is questionable...There were other bros. and sisters also...Emily married Isiah Houser/Howser or Hansen, And Hanna Charlotte married Wesley Beauchamp in 1867. The other siblings are Ebenezer, Mary E. & James. If you have information on these names I will be glad to exchange information

Robert E. Maas
I am looking for any and all information on the names MAAS, MAGER, KOLLING. The family settled in St. John, Lake County, Indiana about 1835 and was first spelled MAASS. Any information on any of these surenames will be very helpful. Thank you

Tom Green
Looking for descendants of William BEACH in Porter Co. IN. William BEACH born circa 1797 in NJ, has some children who lived in Porter and Lake Counties Indiana circa 1850's to present? Thanks for any BEACH data.

Bob Tubesing
I am looking for the lines of Austin Local Thompson and his wife, Elizabeth Barney. He was born in Scotland on August 12, 1842, and died in Hobart area on March 17, 1928. He had a brother George, and helped organize the Hobart Masonic Lodge, and may have served as one of its first Grand Masters. She died in Hobart area on January 14, 1914. Thank you for any help.

Lori London
Searching for information on the following: JOHN TIMBERLAKE married MILLIE BELLE PARKER ON DEC. 21, 1891 in Hammond, Lake Co., IN. John had moved from Cook Co. IL. Millie's parents both died in Hammond. HYMAN PARKER d. 3/22/14 and LYDIA (WHITE) PARKER d. about 1922+. The Parkers lived on a farm in Crown Point, IN for quite a while. The other children in the family were Ella, Stella, Jessie, Bessie & Alta. Hyman had a sister, Jennie Parker Adams. I have no further information and hope to contact someone who knows these names. Thanks very much, Lori London

Dan Ogner
Ogner, John - last rseidence Gary, Born:-10Dec1889, Died:- Apr. 1971 - Please send any information re: Nationality, Place of birth, family, etc.

Ann Brinkman Aniello
Looking for others researching HUSEMAN family who came to Lake Co. in 1866 from Erwitte, Westphalia, Germany.

Kim Johansson
I am looking for ancestors of my grandfathers brohter . I know that he lived in Cedar Lake . b. 19 Jan 1889 d. oct 1968

Jim Schroll
I am looking for information on a Reason HOWELL. I know that he married a Mary HELMICK at Shelby County, Ohio in 1846, and he is listed in the LaPorte County 1860 Census, age being listed then as 43. Mary died in Morocco, Indiana in 1901, and was listed then as a widow. We do not know anything about Reason between the 1860 census listing and when his widow died. He may have lived in the Porter County area between those years. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Seek info on James ("Jimmy') Bird CARTWRIGHT b. 20 June 1852 Minburn (Dallas Co.) Iowa m. 4 April 1877 to Sarah ("Sade") L.FAIRFIELD lived in Hammond (Lake Co.) IN d. June 1948. buried in Griffith (Lake Co.) had one son Adelbert ("Dell") CARTWRIGHT of East Chicago & Gary IN who moved out of state to Arkansas to live near his son Howard CARTWRIGHT and daughter Eileen CARTWRIGHT

Alvin Green in Lake Co IN census years of 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Wife's name Lucinda Lewis. Had children: Orlow, Sarah E, Hulda M, Mary Ann, and Hiram. Alvin born <1810> New York. Parentage unknown. When did Alvin die? Any obit? Where buried? His daughter Mary Ann married my 3rd gr. gf Geo. Washington Lee in Hammond Lake Co IND. Mary Ann was born 1846 LaMar Co Texas where her father was serving in the Mexican War as a bugler. All help appreciated

Jeannine Kalteich Richert
KALTEICH, OTTO was born in Hammond, IN on Jul 9, 1906. His parents were FLORENCE ALICE SCHUENEMANN and OSCAR KALTEICH. I am the daughter of OTTO KALTEICH. I am seeking any information about the KALTEICH OR SCHUENEMANN families. Florence Schuemenamm was my grandmother. After Oscar died in 1918, she remarried and I do not know her new married name. She was a resident of Chicago, also had lived in Indiana. I am also in need of the address in Indiana where I can write to obtain my father's birth certificate from Hammond, IN

Donna Goble
I am looking for information on August Charles GERBER b.1846 in Germany. He married Caroline in Crown Point, IN on 12 Oct 1873. Caroline was born in Mar 1853 in Germany. They had 8 children, but I only know of 4: Charles, Mary, Paulena, and August. August and Caroline are buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point, IN. When and where did August die? What was Caroline's maiden name? Who were the parents of August and Caroline? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Deanna Risden
I am trying to find information about my family's genealogy on my fathers side. My grandparents lived in Hobart for at least 50 years. MY grandmother is still alive as far as i know. I would like to find out where they were married, when they were married My grandfather , Lester Charles Hickman, died about 10 years ago. I beleive my grandmother is still living, and in Hobart somewhere. I am trying to trace the genealogy of my fathers' family. My grandfathers' name was Lester Charles Hickman, my grandmothers' name is Pauline Hickman.

Cynthia Eckert
I'm interested in cemetery records for William G. Barth . He was shot and killed by a "carpetbagger' after the Civil War. He had to die after 1860 before 1870. I have him in Lake County, Hobert Township, Indiana in 1860 census. Any help would be greatly appreciated. He had an infant daugther (hard to read 1860 census ) looks like Alfonica Barth, she had to have died in the same time frame would like to know what happened to her and where she is buried also. William G. Barth is my great great grandfather. Will share iformation. William G. Barth was born abt. 1832 and Alfonica was born March 1860.

Scott Bosecker
Date:28 Jun 1997 The Social Security Death Index indicates that Marie Boseker [Sep 1895 - Apr 1967] had a residence in Gary, IN at her death. Marie was the daughter of Lincoln [29 Oct 1860 - ?] & Margaret [Nov 1868 - ?] (Boyle) Boseker. A family database for this family may be found at:

Phil Ritter
A Jacob BAUGHMAN came to Lake County in 1850 and settled in West Creek Twp. By the 1880's, two of his sons, Jay D. and Jacob jr, were still living in Lake County, as were two daughters, a Mrs. Knisely and a Mrs A. G. Plumer. Another son may have been John Baughman. I believe that this Jacob might have been the same Jacob Baughman who had married Sally Ritter in Tuscarawas OH in 1818. I would be interested in any information about this Baughman family and its descendants.

Gordon Stark
I am looking for information on CONRAD REYNOLD STARK b. 1891 and Yarda (ARONSON) Stark b. March 30, 1897 d. April 1974. They both came from the East Side of Chicago from Avenue L. Yarda is listed as haveing last lived in Hammond IN. in Lake County. They had the following children. Alice, Dorthy, Harold, Evelyn and Dagny. Yarda is said to have coresponded with my Great Grandafther. She may have kept all his old letters. I have no information about my Great Grandfather. So any knowledge of the above persons would be helpfull.

I am looking for anything that sounds or looks like bongerz, bongarts, bongerts, bongarz, bungurt, bongers, bongearts

Marilyn Carver
Searching for marriage of Helen Getts to a Mr. Morris. Helen's birthyear was 1905.

Sandra Cullen
Searching for descendants of Joseph Simpson. Joseph was born, I believe, in New Brunswick, Canada. Married Pauline Reynolds of Prince Edward Island. Lived in New Brunswick, then Ontario and I have been told that he followed his family to Indiana and he died in Calumet, Indiana at an old age. Have a lot of information on other family that I am willing to share. If you have a Simpson in your family that was born in Canada, please contact me. Thanks very much and look forward to finding out more about this branch of our family tree.

Jean Johnson
I am descended from the Gary family of Lunenberg, Virginia. One of my relatives, though, said she had heard we are somehow related to the Gary family of Indiana and specifically to Judge Delbert Gary (after whom Gary, Indiana, is named). My Virginia Garys are: William T. Gary (Born Henrico Co., VA, 1834-?, md. Lucy G. ?). Children were: Lula, T. Jack (Papa), Lola, Robert W., George Mary Gary (1858-?, my ancestor who married Florence Betts, daughter of Judge Sidney Betts of Oxford, NC). Their daughter was my grandmother, Esther May Gary (married Beverly Roy Dudley, Jr., of VA). Any help learning more about these Garys would be greatly appreciated. I expected to find a wealth of information on the internet about Judge Delbert Gary, but I'm not coming up with much - but then, I'm still pretty new at this... Also, I'll be glad to share my list of Gary researchers with anyone else researching the Gary line.

Bob Payne
I am looking for information about my G-G-Grandparents. Solomon B. Childress was born in 1829, in Montgomery County, Indiana. He married a Lydia Ione Darling on June 7, 1849 in Indiana. They were married by a Mr. Emel Sargent, Elder of the Christian Church. I am not sure what county they were married in and I have not been able to find a copy of their marriage certificate. One index shows that they were married in Lake County, Indiana, but that information apparently is not correct. At some time they moved to Meadville, MO. where he served for the North in the Civil War. Any information will be appreciated.

Franchesca Borroel
I am looking for the name of someone to conatact regarding all the road work in Lake county. I would think it is a city planner or county planner, but I don't know where to start. My email is

5-28-97 Sue Wilcox
Searching for the whereabouts of Dennis HOPPER, s/o Pauline BUSKIRK HOPPER. She lived in Lake Co., In. in 1955 as her father Charles H. BUSKIRK died there at that time. Dennis may have been born between 1930 and 1940. Need to contact him or family members for genealogy information on him. Family name may have been VANBUSKIRK, my grandfather was brother to Charles H. BUSKIRK. Anyone recognize this man, please e-mail me.

Sue Wilcox
Searching for the whereabouts of Dennis HOPPER, s/o Pauline BUSKIRK HOPPER. She lived in Lake Co., In. in 1955 as her father Charles H. BUSKIRK died there at that time. Dennis may have been born between 1930 and 1940. Need to contact him or family members for genealogy information on him. Family name may have been VANBUSKIRK, my grandfather was brother to Charles H. BUSKIRK. Anyone recognize this man, please e-mail me.

need to contact the following : LISA M. BROWN, reference John Thiel of st. johns.....unable to draw up your E-Mail address...

Elaine Obenchain
Looking for info. on DAVID TWITT, b.Eng. 2/1/1868, said to be living in Whiting, Ind. c.1910. Also ALFRED JAMES TWITT, b. 5/30/1872, brother of David, and said to be living in Whiting, Ind. sometime between 1897 and 1910.

Joseph P. Anello
I am seeking information from anyone on the surnames of Piazza. There were Piazza's in Gary, In. Some of their names were Gus, Joe, Ralph, Jarome and Sam. Two of them were firemen in Gary. There father and some of his brothers were in the produce business. The business later became Gary Produce. If you have this information, Please advise.

Mary L. Solomon
Seek information regarding Lula SCUDDER, born 1884, Montgomery County, Tn. Married #1 Stephen DOUGLAS, had sons Robert Hatton and Jasper DOUGLAS. Lula married #2-Max HILLMAN/HELLMAN and had daughters, Maxine and Bessie.Lula was last heard from in Gary, Indiana in 1929. Her son Robert was living in Crown Point in 1954. Lula was my grandmother, Agnes Mae SCUDDER WEAVER LANNOM's, sister. I would really like to hear from anyone from this family.

Lisa M. Brown
Looking for relatives of THIEL and SCHELFO in Lake County, Schererville, Indiana. Need father of Guiseppe Schelfo b:1865 d: 3/24/1943. Where did the Schelfo's come from. The father of John L Thiel b: 5/15/1848 d:12/4/1903? John L Thiel married Francis Dahlkamp, any info. on DAHLKAMP?

Linda DeFalco
I am looking for information on HAZEL JACKSON ROGERS b. 188? or 1890? she had one son to my knowledge and his name was Paul Rogers they lived and died in Hammond, Indiana. I also believe her sister SARA JACKSON SEESE and brothers KENNETH and LEONARD JACKSON also lived there and may also be buried there. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Joyce A. Kelley
I am researching the family names of WULITICH/VULITICH and POVLITZA. Vedo (John) Wulitich was born in Europe around 1880. He married Milka POVLITZA. He died 01 Nov 1918 in Lake Co., IN and Milka died 03 Nov 1918 in Lake Co. IN when the flu epidemic struck. The had seven children: Lucien (Dan) born 1907; John M.(changed name to WELCH) (born 1909); George Sr. (changed name to WELCH) (born 1910); Nick Arthur (born 1913); Mike(changed name to WELCH) (born 1917); Milica (born 1918); Mary (born abt 1926). Any information you have regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.

Lillian Densley
McKAY/ALVA & SARAH CUMMINGS; Alva and Sarah Cummings McKay are buried at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Lake Co. IN. SARAH CUMMINGS MCKAY, b.4 Aug 1874 Don. Co, KS, d.7 Sept 1964 IN. ALVA EATON MCKAY, b.7 Sept 1870, Don. Co, KS, d.30 June 1952 IN. Daughter, Violet McKay Smith, last known address, Bx 3249 Rustic Ln. Crown Point, IN. Seeking information on family of Sarah Cummings McKay and Violet McKay Smith. Thank you.

Lisa Brown
Searching surnames Schelfo, Thiel, Dahlkamp, Rushlange, Sons, Robina and Schumacher all of Schereville/Dyer, IN. I am the grandaughter of Frak Schelfo and Rose Thiel of Schereville, collecting family data. Any information is greatly appreciated. I know John L Thiel B 5/15/1848 was the first Blacksmith in town and owned the first gas station.

Linda DeFalco
I am looking for information about my grandmothers family her name was ELLEN JACKSON she was either from Hammond, Indiana or had family that moved there. The names I have been able to locate from there are probably her brothers and sisters. Their names are LEONARD JACKSON, KENNETH JACKSON AND MARGARET JACKSON. If any one has any information about the JACKSON family please contact me. Thank you.

Thomas Klitch
Looking for the following families: Carl kleihege, John H Bogner, Micheal Wm Klitch of Hammond John Thiel, Micheal (Klutsch or Klich), Peter Stark of St. John's

Dayna Stowell
Looking for any info about GOERING/GORING. Came to Lake County from Minnesota and Canada.

Christine McDaniel
Looking for any info on GERNENZ. My link - Charles was born in IL but was married and lived in Ross Twp.. I haven't been able to find anyone with this surname in IN or IL. Any help appreciated. Thanks

Merrie Smith
Searching Lake County,IN for records of birth of CHESTER STEPHEN BALTICH b. 1914 - d. 1941. Married DORIS DELLA MCCONNEHEY in Lake County. Also searching for any information on Urosh Baltich(born in the Balkans, of Serbian descent), father of Chester. Urosh married Edna Brasier either in Cook Co., IL or Lake County, IN. Edna is the mother of Chester, b. May 1,1894 Cook Co.- d. July 1967 in Hobart, IN. Don't know the name of her parents but know that her father was from Alsace Lorraine. Any information regarding these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

Dave Gorden
I am seeking any information about my grandfather, John Diversy Gorden, who resided with his wife, Frieda and children in Gary, Indiana in the early 1900's until about 1920

deborah S. Avelis
I am researching these names from LAKE CO. IN: AVELIS, Ionus (John) b. Lithuania ? d. Lake Co. IN 1941 AVELIS, Dominick b. Lithuania ? d. ? AVELIS, Stanislas b. Lithuania ? D. ? BARTASH/BARTUS Anna b. Lithuania ? d. Lake Co. IN ?

Scott Christian
SPRAGUE, Timothy ... an early settler of Lake Co. (arr. 1837) who was b. ca. 1805 in New York. Per 1850 Census of US, (Wabash Co., IN, p. 447); and the 1880 Census, (Wright Co., Iowa, p. 19.) both parents of Alvina Sprague were indicated to have been "born in New York state & quot;. Per 1840 Census of US, (Lake Co., IN, p. 174), Timothy Sprague household consisted of: 1 male under 5 yrs. 1 male 5-10 yrs. 1 male 30-40 yrs. 2 females under 5 yrs.(? Alvina SPRAGUE, m. Joseph Jenison in Wabash Co., 1851) 1 female 5-10 yrs. (? Deborah SPRAGUE, m. Charles Jenison at Crown Point, ca. 1848) 1 female 20-30 yrs. I am searching for Timothy SPRAGUES parental lines, and any details concerning this family's life in early Lake County.

tessie kemplin
My Mothers family name was Halaschak. Her parents were John Halaschak and Theresa Farkas. They came here from Tiza Esla, Hungary in the 1800's about 1890 I think. The had 12 children. I would like to know if anyone else is looking for this name or members of this family. thank you

Linda Reynolds Taylor
I was born in East Chicago, IN on January 16, 1949. I am seeking any information regarding Valentine Malinowski (family member) who I believe was residing in Lake County at that time.

robert ponda

Robert Ponda Sr.
I am lookin gor assistance on family history. My grandparents came from Italy, in the late l800s or early 1900s. They ended up in lake county, ind. in the tolleston area. Their surname was Panteleone, or ponteleone. It was changed late i believe to PONDA. My Dad was born here 3-28-16. Name is Manuel PONDA. died 9-1968. ss#313-07-8279. My mother was born here. Lottie SZOSTEK.10-23-18. died.6-1985. ss#308-14-4947. I dont know what year they were married. Or what my grandparents names were or if I had any uncles or aunts. or anything. I would appreciate any assistance possible or a good start. Thank you very much. Robert Ponda Sr.

Teena Woods
Looking for information on William West and his wife Myrtle Mae Shepherd West. Owned a home in Lake County in the early 40"S -46 or 47. Don't have an address or exact date. Any help would be appreciated.

Gloria Jones
I am researching all BREWER lines in Indiana. I am willing to share BREWER data (hundreds and hundreds of pp) on-line with anyone researching any BREWER line.

Harold Owen Boyer
Barbara Vance, Benton Indiana, Owen Vance, Harold Boyer, New Paris Indiana, Lottie Vance, William Boyer buried in Elkart somewhere

Edmond L. Bonjour
Searching for information on Lea Michel who died in Hammond in the 1950s or 1960s. She was born in Switzerland in 1888. She lived in St. Louis, MO for a time and while there gave birth to a daughter, Dollie. Lea had a brother, Renold, who died in Marin County, California, in 1947. Any information would be appreciated.

Richard RothHaas
Do you have any info on members of the Rothhaas or Strahl families who were in Indiana about five generations ago but subsequently ended up across the border in Ohio?

Philip Ritter
I am looking for information about Abraham Ritter who was born in Tuscarawas Co OH and moved to Lake County IN in 1851 with his brother George. An historical report says "Abram bought land of James Palmer, where his [Abram's] widow and youngest daughter, Mrs. Livingston, still live." Unfortunatley I do not know the date of the account, but a Louisa J. Ritter married Andrew J. Livingston Jun 28 1970 and may be the daugheter. Another possible child is Elizabeth Ritter who married Charles Hoevert (Dec 26 1859) and Abraham's wife may have been Ann Foster (married 18 Apr 1830 in Tuscarawas OH). Any information about Abraham's ancestors or descendents would be helpful.

Sharon Warner
Looking for the surname Jergens/Jurgens.Conrad and Henrietta Wendel Jurgens came to Crown Point,Lake County, Indiana in 1852.They had the following children:Conrad, Christoph,Christian, Caroline, John, Sophia and Louis. Conrad Jurgens died in 1855. Henrietta Jurgens remarried Henry Stoetzel, they had two daughters. They changed Jurgens to Jergens. Would appreciate any information. Thanks.

Mary Fisher
I am seeking information on JOHN FERKETICH of Hobart, Indiana. If anyone if familiar with him or his family, please contact me. He was born in 1912 and died in 1978. I am interested in learning the names of his parents. If I am on the right track, I believe that he is a half brother to my grandmother.

IdaKay Appel Orsted
I am looking for the family of Emma Dorothea Albertson who married Arthur Schuyler in Hammond IN on March 23, 1913. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

Meg Gentry Bookout
WEST I am looking for info on Thomas W. WEST, born in Indiana, unknown county, in 1835. He married Mary A. ? from Tennessee, and they lived near Nixa, Missouri and had had least 7 children, one of whom was my great great grandmother, Missouri Tennessee WEST. I found him in the 1880 Christian County, MO census, but don't have anything else on him, other than his dates: 1835-1883, buried in Payne Cemetery, NW of Nixa, MO. Thanks!

Robert Raines
I am looking for information regarding a lady named Helen Conwell. The last name spelling may not be totally correct. I think she lived near the Indianapolis area around 50 to 55 years ago (1940's).

Bebe (Hayes) Garcia
George Washington HAYES, born 1829 in Rutherford County, TN, married Elizabeth Maholah PUCKETT. His father could have been John HAYES or William HAYES born about 1795 in VA. His mother was Lydia, possibly SIMS. They were in Indiana in 1825 as one of their sons was born there. Their children were James HAYES, b 1825 in Indiana; married EMILY; John M. HAYS, born 1826 in Alabama, married Rebecca L. VAUGHAN, Robert D. HAYS, b TN; Martha E. HAYES, b 1834 in TN, married Benjamin F. PUCKETT; Amos HAYES, married Delilah TAYLOR, Thomas HAYES, and my George Washington HAYES. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Deborah Shaw
Hi! Please help if at all possible! My mother has been searching for years for her cousins, and we would could really use your help. We are looking for: JAMES EDWARD SAGE born 8/9/17 in Jasper co.; CHARLES ROBERT SAGE born 9/11/20 in Newton Co. & Married June Fleming; Arnold Eugene? Sage born 1/3/26 in South Bend & moved to NY. THANKS!

Tom Ooley
I am searching the "Ooley" surname. Also, looking for information about and the location of the "Ooley Ridge Cemetery" in Greene County, Indiana.

Mike La Favre
Hi, I'm looking for any info on Leander W. Sanger who married Esther Maria Thomas on April 6, 1848 in Lake Co., In. Her parents were James Thomas and Catherine Moore Thomas of Lake Co., In. They had 5 children who were all born in Lake Co., In. Sometime after 1855 Leander and Esther moved to Leon, Decator Co., Iowa.

Terry Mannis
I am looking for information on Simon Mannis, and children: Campbel, Sarah E. , Granville, Reuben, Allen, and Minnie. Simon and wife Mary are shown on the 1870 Miami Co. Indiana Census with the children listed. If you have any information please contact me.

Janice B. Wright
I am searching for information regarding my G.Father, Robert D. BAKER (Bob) born July 31, 1866 SOMEWHERE in Indiana. His parent's names are unknown to me but they too were born in Indiana; according to 1920 Georgia Census. He had a sister named Sarah Jane. He left Indiana at an early age and toured the eastern states before coming to GA. He married Nobie Coats in Carrollton, GA in 1917 and settled in Newnan, GA, he had one child, Zelma Louise. I have searched the 1880 Indiana Soundex with no success. I have been looking line by line at the 1880 Census and also trying to look by counties at the 1870 Indiana Census. I am trying to get this Query to all counties in Indiana. I would appreciate any help or information, but I will keep searching. I live in Jonesboro, GA

Donna Merrill
Lafayette COOK b. 29 Nov 1847 in Autauga Co., AL. Lafayette joined the Union Army and served from Indiana. He states his P.O. Box as Patoka Twp., Gibson Co., IN. at the time of his enlistment. In his pension records he states that he lived in Gibson/Pike Counties, IN after the war for several years. I have not been able to find out who his parents are. Lafayette married 1) Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN 5 Jan 1875. Thier children were: Jesse, Robert David md. Ellen COOK, Christian Perlina md. Robert Austin HARRISON, and James Monroe. Lafayette married 2) Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Robeson/Robinson) GAUROUTTE 13 May 1892 in Howell Co., MO. Thier children were: Ellen Frances md David COOK, and John Lafayette. Lafayette married 3) Rutha Jane BAILEY 6 Jul 1900 in Carroll Co., AR. Thier children were: Alma June md. Harry BARTON, Franklin Malcomb md. Blanche LOWRY, Homer Lee md. Hazel MCDOWELL, and Austin md. Lillian BENTON. Lafayette died 28 May 1918 in McDonald Co., MO. Any information on Lafayette COOK would be appreciated.

Bill Plock
I am looking for any information that will allow me to trace the name of PLOCK. I can trace it back to the 1890's in Perry County, IN. but then it

Madelyn Allen
HUTCHERSON, Thomas Clayton; family history says he was born apox 1850 in or around Gary His parents are said to be from NC. Any info at all would be appreciated. He moved to Missouri in apox 1870 with a sister that returned to IND. possible ties to Terre Haute.

Larry Clark
I am seeking contact with other people interested in the Williams and Cooper families. George Williams married Mary Cooper in Lake County in 1868 and settled in Porter Township of Porter County. George was the son of Raymond Williams Jr. and Eunice Eastman both natives of Connecticut. Mary was the daughter of James Cooper and Clarissa Birdsall and she was born in Ontario County,New York. George and Mary had a son Harry Williams who was my Great-Grandfather. He was born in 1871 and married Jennie Nelson in 1899. She was the daughter of William Nelson and Elsie Scott who moved from Rush County to Hebron in 1867. Jennie was born in 1875 and died in 1974 while Harry died in 1968. Raymond,George and Mary are buried in the Salem Cemetery in Porter Township,Porter County. James and Clarissa Cooper are buried in Crown Point in Lake County while the Nelson and Harry and Jennie Williams are buried in Hebron,Indiana. I will be glad to share any information with anyone interested in these families.

Donna Ouderkirk-Sims
Need information on Steven R. Ouderkirk birth January 23, 1880 New York died February 13, 1969 Valparaiso,Indiana married on August 29, 1919 at Goshen to Harriet Kollinger.


Stephen E. Mockler
Hi, I'm looking for any info concerning the early life of Catptain Joseph P. Smith, who was one of founders of Lake County. I know quite a lot about his Lake County days and his subsequent death at the hands of Indians, in Hall County, Nebraska. What I'm interested in, is the early days in New York City, where he was a member of the Monroe Blues, N.Y. Militia. Also, any known relatives who may still reside in the Crown Point area. Stephen E. Mockler

Brady Kraft
Any information on: Frederick Jacobus Kraft Born: October 27, 1872 Lowell, In

Jack O'Donnell
I am seeking the descendants of Harry(1893-1978) and Nora Ferguson who lived in Hammond, Indiana. I am also looking for any other informtion about the descendants of Nellie O'Donnell Ferguson(b.1856) who was Harry's mother

Marguerite Miller
Jan 3.1997 Lake Co. Indiana Looking for anyone related to the Millers in Hammond, Indiana.John J.Miller was the son of Jasper Kite Miller. Jasper was born in Henry Co. Ky and lived in Jefferson Co. Ky for a time. His son John J. moved to Hammond and was living there in 1972. Anyone with information please write me. Thanks

John D. Dougherty
Looking for any information on JOHN EDWIN QUEEN, b. May 6, 1867, at Crown Point, Indiana. Married 1) Minnie Ada Cline. 2)Mary Jane Bell. Resided in Sprinfield, Missouri and Kirbyville, MO. Son of Elijah Buck Queen of Fentress Co. TN and Nancy Jane Dishman. Had six children by first marriage, two by second. Any information helpful. Thank You.

To view the Queries from 1996 for Lake County

Return to Lake County Page