Photos: 1 & 2) George Edward & Jennie Minerva (Milk) Conrad, early years; 3 & 4) George Edward & Jennie (Milk) Conrad, early years; 5 & 6) Jennie in wedding gown; Jennie in formal gown; 7 & 8) Grandfather Platt and his wife; 9) Possibly four generation picture, Jennie holding newly born Platt; 10-11) farm pictures possibly from Conrad or Oak Dene, Jennie’s farm. Second Annual Newton County Music Festival, Friday Evening, April 5, 1640, p.m. Brook: (1) Smallpox condition to dispense with every kind of public gathering until there is thorough fumigation. Jenkins at Schneider superintending construction of Lake/Newton county bridge. Lyons finished packing his goods and left for new home at Ligonier. Ayr and Rensselaer completed, making continuous route from Morocco to Rensselaer and points beyond. Area Boasted as Popular Resort Town, reprinted from “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988. Images of Jennie Conrad Revealed on Facebook, Submitted by Doug Wolfe to Facebook, submitted to us by Joanne Iwinski Miller. Reprinted from “Tales of an Old Border Town and Along the Kankakee” by Burt Burroughs. Davis; 11) George Ade Davis; 12) Isaac Lawshe, father of Hannah Hobby Club photos: 1) Sam Schultz & puppets; 2) display of members’ antiques; 3) Wanda Jean Herath’s puppies; 4) pigeon display by George Flowers, Jr.; 5) Mrs. D.; 2) Laura & Frieda Recher; 3) Frieda (Recher) Burns; 4) birthplace of Laura (Pratt) Recher in Johnston, Ohio; 5) Benjamin W. D., first physician in Goodland, INPictures: 1) Bethel Kessler and Frieda (Recher) Burns; 2)Bethel Kessler, Inez Baker, Frieda Burns, Lorena Kessler, Frances Hix, Anna Carpenter; 3) Frances Hix, Bethel Kessler, Lorena Kessler, Inez Baker, Frieda (Recher) Burns, Anna Carpenter; 4) Frieda (Recher) Burns, “Fat” Kessler, Laura Ewan, Lorena Smart, Ella Lobb, Edith Fuller Photos reprinted from September 1954 issue of Iroquois News: 1) Club members posing with bear skin from May 1953 issue; 2) winners of county fishing rodeo – J. Ayr, Carol Antcliff of Foresman, Richard Kukus of Sumava; 3) Don Morton of Brook with 36” Northern caught in Iroquois River Photos reprinted from Iroquois News, April 1954: 1) Beaver Lake Conservation Clubhouse, Morocco; 2) Floyd Ulm, Morocco, president of Beaver Lake Conservation Club; 3) Vernon Legg, Brook, with giant mushroom Cemetery Restoration in Progress in Newton County by Beth Bassett; Photos: 1) Doran Cemetery, Washington Twp, before and after restoration; 2) Riverside Cemetery stone for Hannah Benjamin before and after restoration; 3) Mark Davis and Helen Wildermuth rebuilding headstone at Riverside Cemetery; Helen Wildermuth and Mark Davis posing with a Troup stone at Doran Cemetery2) angel; 3) chains; 4) cross; 5) dove; 6) draperies; 7) scroll; 8) handshakes/clasped hands; 9) archways; 10) broken column; 11) tree stump; 12) fraternal orders and societies; more photos of headstones on page 19: 1) flag symbol; 2) Whaley headstone; 3) headstone with dog, mushrooms, doves; 4) white zinc marker; 5) King marker with several symbols; 6) grave covers, or lids Ind. Ayr, March 12, 1998 by Bud Brunton, Don and Betty Kennedy, Dotty Fellmy, Joe Brunton, Miriam Steinkamp, Don Hoon, and Jeanie Potter. Also information taken from recollections of Donna (Schanlaub) La Cosse, Sharon Leichty’s History of the Jasper-Newton County, Indiana Amish Settlement and the Miller Amish Cemetery and the History of Newton County, 1985Interview Gives Outline Story of Kankakee Valley Bird Life – from interview of Ned Barker at his Sumava cabin published in the Morocco Courier in 1934 and updated by Jeff Manes who resides on the Kankakee River. Photo: Jerry Selmer, HIS Board Chairman, Beth Bassett receiving award, Bill Bartlett, IHS Award Committee Chair Historian’s Corner By Newton County Historian Diana Elijah – Genealogy – Not an Exact Science. Clarence Dwellenger will move from the Agate from into house vacated by Mr. Sylvia Frye (Dorothy Arbuckle’s mother) with hammered aluminum trays; 6) Bernadine Miller art display; 7) Mrs. Lists birds of the Kankakee Region, Ned Barker’s observations in 1924 and Jeff Manes’ observations, 2013. More local advertisers/ads from the 1886 Patron and Farmer’s Agricultural Fair: Pine Valley Herd of Poland & China Swine, John B. Photo: Ransom and Mary Jane Elijah’s family: Charles, Ransom, Mary Jane, Cynthia Arminda, James, Franklin (Markin’s father), Alex (Vic Elijah’s father), Lori Ella, Iarmelia (Millie)Shoeshine Boy to Barber by Donna La Cosse, July 19, 1979 (Part of the above mentioned “Neighbor’s in Profile” series.) Photos: (1) John Ringer, 1951; (2) Mr. (2) Hamlin Smith moving to the farm he purchased of J. Smith, and Elmer Stucker will move to the Agate farm. Thanks to everyone in the Newton County Historical Society for their contributions to this fine publication. Our members are all volunteer and have busy lives and involvement in many other extra-curricular activities, so a few issues were combined, or possibly not published. 2) Winter window display at the Resource Center in Kentland – Winter Activities in Newton County, 3) 1955 Brook Kindergarten Class: Teacher – Choice Bartlett, Joel Hershman, Jim Miller, ? Freight Train Derailed: Engine and Thirteen Loaded Cars Wrecked – article reprinted from Newton County Enterprise, October 17, 1912Photos: 1) Sheff Tower located three miles south of Kentland in Benton County; 2) Bob Brooks of Kentland, worked at Sheff Tower; 3) Helen Rasher performing some of her duties as the New York Central station agent in Morocco. Table of player field goals attempted, field goals made, percent, free throws attempted, free throws made, total rebounds, total points. Photo: Elsie Eulalia Elijah, age 17; Miriam Ruth Elijah, age 14; Frank Elijah, age 49; Belle (Handley) Elijah, age 39; Markin Lawson Elijah, age 10; Kinder Allen Elijah, age 4; Frankie Elijah, age 1; Daily Virgil Elijah, age 7 (Diana Elijah photo)Photos: 1) South Newton Rebel Marching Band at Indiana State Fair, 1975 – cover of “Hoosier Farmer, August 1975”; 2) Steam Tractor Was Modern – Goodland, IN. Biesecker, from October 17, 1940, Morocco Courier; 3) Mr. Historian’s Corner, Submitted by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian; Photo: White family: Tom, farmer; Frank, State Senator; Charles P., lawyer; Effa, never married; Reuben, minister; Sam, minister; Jim, dentist2013 Family History Division’s Coloring Contest Winners Awarded to Newton County Elementary Students. Bogan, same items; (4) Sherman White sold eggs, chickens, cream, turkeys. Photos: 1) Frank Williamson family, Harriet (Teeter) Williamson, Mary (Nichols) Teeter, Sade (Teeter) Strange, Jim ? Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Crisler and Blankenbaker Families submitted by Leslie Simpson Hall. 1880; 3) Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth and children (William Addison, John Henry, Emily Jane, Marjorie Ellen, Sarah Alice, Margaret Lillian, Allison Wilson, Archibald, and James Alfred Crisler)Photos: 1) Anice Louise Rouse and Jeduthan Simeon Hopkins about 1860; 2) Minnie Delilah Hopkins ca. From the Lafayette Journal & Courier’s Wabash Magazine “good old days” feature. Photos: 1) Historical Society’s Annual Picnic at the Iroquois Conservation Club with speaker Coyote Larson; 2) Coyote Larson demonstrating setting a trap; 3) Coyote Larson presentation to Lincoln Elementary School fourth grade class at Resource Center Wedding Anniversary in 1939, from October 8, 1940, Morocco Courier; 2) Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. Photo: Bernie Murphy, President of the Newton County Historical Society, presents an award to the overall Morocco Elementary School Coloring Contest winner, Carly James Goodland Building Remains a Thriving Business with a Diversified Past. Later same building became Better Coil and Transformer, then Magna-Tech. Photos: (1) Paul, Diana and granddaughter Rae, visitor, Darrel Elijah, Mongolian visitor and Russian and Siberian visitors here to visit Caterpillar Plant in Lafayette. If errors were made, please contact the Newton County Historical Society. 3) History of Goodland lead by Anne Meyer and Karen Schuette. Also housed Masonic Temple and gentleman’s quarters for Jacobs. Photos by Beth Bassett The North/South Railroad and Its Kentland Depot by Beth Bassett; photo taken in 1906, 16 mule and horse teams and drivers building the sub-grade one mile north of Ade for the CIS, part of the New York Central Railroad system Recollections and a Train Wreck by Beth Bassett; photo of school children atop the engine of the train that wrecked in Kentland on Oct. Curtis, Steve Rathbun, Chuck Thompson, Tom Kindell, Jim Hermanson, Dave Patterson, Jim Thompson, John Hess, Jim Johnston, Bob Johnson, Jim Burley, Larry Antcliff. Not pictured: Alberta Bernwanger, Thomas Purdy, Albert Yates, Rue Gene Starr. (2) Fred Don at Conrad and secured contract for building a ranch house for Mrs. Goodland: (1) Judge Hanley made following appointments: Mrs.
Bess, Roselawn; 2) Julius Christianson home, Lake Village; 3) James R. Ayr area; Gerald Born and Sharyn Harvey book contains information about 1910 settlers in Roselawn, Thayer, Shelby. 1887, Cynthia, John, George, Carrie, Susannah, Marie, Elizabeth, Fan, Grace; 2) The Tea Party in Kentland 1883 – only person identified was Carrie E. who…what…where – inquiries from our website; Two photos of ’55 Ford – Current Owners of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird seeks Original Roots; An Inquiry from Across the Pond – Morocco connection; Tebo Family inquiry Photo, circa 1902/03, Teressa Ellen (Rogers) Sapp; John Williams Sapp and a baby(? John Wesley Sapp, Sarah Olive (Lester) Sapp, wife/husband; Abraham C. Ayr class of 1917-1918, Hazel Jenkins, Faith Lambert, Jennie Benson, Ruby Standish, Vera Wicher, Vera Standish, Lera Standish, Ellsworth Warren, Ernest Harris, Lysle Elijah, Herbert Miller, Percy Chamberlain, Frances Warren, teacher unknown; 2) Mt. Mallatt, Wilson Spaulding, Fred Spitler, Winton Jacobs, Amel Taylor, Frank Brewer, Frank Martin, Harley Padgett, Frank Troup, Thomas Kane, Ed (Frenchie) Polen. Photos contributed by Judy Schultz Recipes of the Past – Recipes from old cookbook including possum, grouse, squirrel pie, hasenpfeffer, roast squirrel, Brunswick stew; Uncle Dave’s Apple Cake and Uncle Dave’s Cabbage & Beet Soup; Uncle Dave’s Cajun Meatloaf Article & Photo: Jeff Mashino’s Tribute to his Grandfathers, both Civil War Veterans: Standing, back row from left – Sam Thomas, Capt.
(2) Inscription on Patron Fair Marker Newton County’s Civil War Burials By Kyle D. Thorough listing of the graves of all the known Civil War veterans buried in our county including a short list of those believed to possibly be here by: Township, name, death date, company/infantry, muster in, muster out and burial site. (2) Hershman & Lyons, two photos from 1917, reprinted from the Brook, Iroquois and Washington Township Sesquicentennial Collection. Effingham, secretary of state, has made his report on the total receipts and disbursements of money from the registration and licensing of motor vehicles in Indiana.
Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Joseph Zoborosky Home, Beaver Township, Written by Beth Bassett. (3) Hershman & Lyons, Harold Hershman, Jack Hershman, John Connell; (4) picture from a more modern era, identities unknown.
Davis; 4) Hannah (Lawshe) Davis); 5) Alice (Ade) Davis; 6) John Greeley Davis; 7) Mrs. Ray Fenters, Birdie Steele, Belle Ackers, Lois Webster, Frank Hendress, Billy Balenseifer, Allen Strole, Jimmie Bannon Lyons family photos: 1) Grace, Kathrine (Gull) Lyons, Orpheus, Isaiah, Anna, John X, Laura (Staton) Lyons, 1900; 2) Isaiah and Laura (Staton) Lyons, 1880; 3) Isaiah & Laura’s 1930 Golden Anniversary – Cecile (Lyons) Clark, Della (Lyons) Perry, Orpheus, Grace (Lyons) Johnson, Isaiah, Laura, Anna (Lyons) Fleming, John X Photo: Archie Storey, George Crudden, Raymond Storey, Edith (Bridgeman) Crudden, Harold Bridgeman, Opal (Bridgeman) Storey, Samuel Jr., Wilminia (Kay) (Best) Bridgeman, Maggie Mc Donald, Ephie Bridgeman, Nancy (Bridgeman) Brunton, Elsie Bridgeman, Opal “Fonderine” Storey, Flossie Bridgeman, Delores Crudden, Eva Storey holding Dorothy Crudden and Milton Storey1) Scott-Lucas House now on the National Historic Register submitted by Sue Humphrey; 2) Preserving Family and Local History for Future Generations submitted by Beth Bassett; 3) Society Committees Busy with Annual and New Projects submitted by Beth Bassett Boezeman photos: 1) Peterina (Boezeman) and Hendrick Hooties; 2) Rose (Boezeman) and Joseph Roush; 3) Maria (Hooties) and John Boezeman; 4) Albertus and Trijnte (Noorman) Boezeman; 5) Jennie (Boezeman) and Harm Jager Boezeman photos: 1) 1919 Miller School, Thayer, IN photo, Clara Hoffman, Teenie Boezeman, Sena Walstra, Joanna Dauma, Jake Nannenga, John Kingma, Simon Nannenga, Ray Fase, Gerrit Bovenkierk, Cornelius Tysen, Libby De Vries, J. H, Elizabeth Sipkema, (R), (J), Maurice Tysen, Gold Star Honor Roll, 1914-1918 – Indiana Soldiers Who Died during World War I; Photos: 1) David Isaac Berns; 2) Arthur J. Reprinted from “Roselawn, Thayer and Shelby – The First 100 Years.”Reprinted from “History of Mt. Elmer Light and Thomas Collen were also married at 5 o’clock Christmas evening by Rev. Ellis Smith and family ready to move to a farm near Donovan. Morocco: (1) Ross Lucas has a new Overland and it’s a peach! (2) Newton County Poultry Show held at Morocco this past week.
Eugene Grant Davis; 8) Eugene Grant Davis; 9) Nancy (Davis) Phillips; 10) James W. Burgess; 3) Ralph Van Doren Burns; 4) Linton Carter; 5) William Chizum; 6) Glenn Russell Coake Boone photos: 1) Boone’s rare Deagon Organ Chimes; 2) Boone’s Drug Store early days and 3) in 1974; 4) Syncopating Five with Otto Boone on saxophone; 5) Otto Boone 1921, member of Scottish Rite and Shrine Historically Yours by Donna La Cosse – Cemetery Walk, photos 1) tour leaders Melissa Stirling, Marian Strosinski, Carol Light, Janet Miller, Jim Robbins; 2) Becky Lyons, Larry Lyons, Kyle Conrad, John Yost Pictures: 1) Laura (Pratt) Recher, M. Ayr, Jackson and Colfax Townships” – Map drawing showing a compilation of businesses in Mt. Howe; Pioneer Drug Store, Hiram Burgess; Mc Cain’s, Drugs, Paints, Wall Paper, School Books; J. Nichols Dealer in Hardware, Tinware Beth Bassett Receives Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award at Indiana Historical Society’s Founder Day Dinner.