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Welcome to Lake County, Indiana's
Surnames Page

I want to thank each & every submitter (esp. Paul Davis, our German expert) for making the page such a success!

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Please feel free to submit your surnames and be sure to put LAKE COUNTY SURNAMES in the subject line so that I know it is for this page. And note- only Lake county surnames will be put on this other counties and no queries.
One way of finding more info on your ancestors is by making connections with others, get your Lake County names noticed! And be sure to email some of the people listed below if you're researching the same Lake County Names! And let them know you found them on the Lake County Rootsweb Surnames Page.
I would like to thank all of the submitters! Afterall, without you this page would be blank!

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the passages sent with surname submissions have been getting long so Ive abbreviated wherever possible to be able to fit as much info about a family as I can. Such as: poss.=possible, C.P.=crown point etc.

Surnames Email Short identifying info
VACLAVIK Lisa Toleikis Looking for info on Raymond (Rafael?) & Elizabeth family, Gary/Merrillville area.
VANDECAR Linda Wilson Henry & Laura, came in 3 wagons with 3 sons. Adna S's dau. Stella Louise, my gggrandmother, married Wallace, Lester.
VANES James VANES Jr. (b. Jul 1864 Boston MA. d. 23 Oct 1923 Hammond) & wife Elizabeth MUELLER (b. Oct 1868 and d. Sept 1953 in Hammond IN) both buried in Hessville Cem.
VARGA Heather Sendo-Miller Brazo, Brazel, Szanyo, Szanya, Molnar, Miller, Sando, Sendo, Varga
VATER Greg Hoppe John Fredrick Karl from Saxony Ger. Large land owners in Whiting, Hammond, & Berry Lk areas.
VEKASI Dorothy Wildermuth Vekasi Lk Co. Heritage, a bio. history of Lake Co., IN-published by Friends of Lake Co. Pub. Lib.-1990. My entries as well as many more are in this. I have a copy of the book.
VERGOLINI EMILIO VERGOLINI Seek info: Joseph & Peter Vergolini, also if there are any ancestors of these two men.
VIANT Paul A. Davis French Canadian Immigrant, contact for more info.
VINNEDGE Judi Brush Lurina Baker Vinnedge. I have sketch from "Pioneer Women of Lake County Indiana" 1834-1850 if you'd like mroe info
WACHTER Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WAGONBLAST Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WALLACE Linda Wilson Lester was born in Trumball Co OH in 1846 later married Stella Louise Vandecar in LK Co.
WALTZ/WALZ Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WATKINS/WADKINS William Wadkins listed on 1850 LK Co Census, w/ wife Martha, ch: Dorchester & Laura. I believe it is Watkins, as other documents show. Any info appreciated.
WATTS Capt. William WATTS b. dec 1820 d. 1891 in Hessville. Wife Jane or June PRINTER(?). Both buried in Hessville Cem. William came to Hessville in 1861.
WEDGE Wanda Wedge Greathouse Ezra Wedge of Winfield, died in the Civil War, see also: Elizabeth Michael
WEHNER Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WEIN Dick Hahn Saarland to Cedar Lake Lk co. IN 1852
WEIN Debbie
WEIN Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WEINAND Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WEIS/WEISS Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
WELLS Tim Russell Am a descendant of Henry, See First Settlers page! Son Rodman fought in Civil War. Rodman's dau. Jennie Wells Lehman, my g-grandmother, Her dau. Hermina Lehman Russell was my grandmother.
WELSH Glida Bothwell" WELSH, BOTHWELL, RIGGLE 1900 TO 1940'S.
WELTER Linda (Walter/Eldridge) Wells. Charles b. 25 Sept 1879. Wife Ethel Mae Archer, owned Gary Candy store "The Sugar Bowl"
WENIGAR/WINEGAR Gerry Yost Andreas B. Alsace-Lorraine M. Magdalena Hunsinger B. 1808-D 1864 LK Co. Son Mathias. To IL in 1856. Web page
WESTER Denise Gibbs Kneifel Looking for any info on these families.Homepage
WHITE Marlene Want to share if researching same lines in C.P. area. I have much info. Limited to those names & allied families.
WHITFIELD Bill Frank Edward Whitfield of Hobart IN, born abt May 10, 1862. Unable to locate info on him to verify that Hobart was his place of birth or not.
WHITNEY Marsha Clark Christopher Leonard aka Charles called Red b. 4/1/1884 in PA. Married Effie BRAY Hunley. Red worked on EJ&E railroad & d. approx. 1939.
WHITT Mike Holder Especially Rev. John Calvin Whitt 1853- 1928
WICHGRAF Andreas Maigl Has anybody heard about Heinrich Wichgraf, born 1886 in germany, who came to Gary, In. in April 1924?
WILD Carolyn C Marvin Johann M. Wild b/1820 Germany d/1902 Hobart,IN. m/Marie Eva Roos b/1823 Germany d/1908 Hobart, IN. 12 Children
WILDERMUTH Dorothy Wildermuth Vekasi Lk Co. Heritage, a bio. history of Lake Co., IN-published by Friends of Lake Co. Pub. Lib.-1990. My entries as well as many more are in this. I have a copy of the book.
WILKE Bob & Cheryl McInturf Wilke - 19th century Prussian immigrant
WILKINSON Bob Wilkinson Robert before 1835 and after, son, John B. remained in LK Co. See also: Early Settlers page.
WILLIAMSON Anita Brooks Caro Lynn Greenlee -Columbus, IN. Caro's parents-Burness Greenlee & Mary Veronace Williamson
WISSELL Melissa VanFosson ggparents, Margaret "Maggie" & Christian "Chris", ran truck farm in Lake Co abt 1910. Germans, had lived in PA, moved on to Chicago.
WOCHALDO Lisa Toleikis Looking for info on Frank & Anna Wochadlo (one child changed name to Waldo) of East Chicago area.
WOLDT Marlynn A O'Keefe FLECK, BEIRIGER, SCHOTTLER, GOTTLIEB, BRAND, BOLDT, KENWARD etc from Hobart, Gary, Merr., St. John, Dyer, Scher. & other areas
WOOD Carl Myers
WOODS Marilyn Swanson Relatives, Bartlett Woods or Eli Sigler were prominent in Lk. Co. Seek newpaper articles, obits, or any mention of their lives.
WORTHINGSTUN Robert Kellemen Looking for info on Romanian immigrants to Gary, Lk Co. bef. & during WW I with the Kellemen, Kelemen, & Almason surnames.
WRETZKY Jocelyn McCoy Lifetime Lake Co residents
YOCKEY Jason Yockey Traced my family back to 1804. In early 1920's, up to the 50's, I have found YOCKEY's
YORKO Marsha Clark George b. 5/6/1903 youngest brother with 4 sisters, orig. from Pittsburgh PA area. Married Anna HRINDA 10/1925.
YOUNG/JUNG Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
ZARANKA Some desc. still live in LK Co. Seek maiden name of George's wife who lived in LK Co. mid l900's. Had bro. in Chic. Heights, IL. Happy to hear from anyone via email.
ZIELINSKI Glenn Salners Ludwik ZIELINSKI Jr. came to USA from Poland (with parents?) between 1900-1915. Marr: Emilia FIJUT in 1918
ZIESENISS Looking for any info. about Henry d.o.b.-6/28/1859 & his father, (name unknown) who purchased farm land about 4 mi. east of C.P. I'm Henry's great, great granddaughter.
ZIESENISS Jeff Wortman Henry & Emma (Chapman) kids; Mabel b. 1893, Murry, Ed H., & Ann Ethel b. 1895. All born-C.P., Murry & Ed stayed in C.P. Henry & Emma later div. & he poss. remarried Katherine (Lottes?).
ZINKER/ZINKUS My father born in Indiana Harbor, 1910 & Cannot find verification. Cannot find name on 1910 or 1920 censuses. Any help from anyone?
ZURAWIK Richard Zurawik Researching family roots in USA & Europe, interested in any info. about Stanley (1916-1972) of Gary. Many Thanks
ZURBRIGGEN Paul A. Davis Germans, contact for more info.
ZUVER Joseph Dopson Have a family tree for George Zuver-6 generations. One Zuver,Robert lives in HAMMOND. My wife Emily Zuver via Harold Wallace via Marion Electus via Amos via George Zuver-Bartholomew Co.
ZWYERS Glenn Salners
YOUR SURNAMES HERE Your Email Short identifying info

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