Thursday, October 25, 2018

Query: Sophia/Henry/Mary Kuhl, LaPorte County

            My G-G-Grandmother was Sophia Kuhl, wife of Henry Kuhl, who settled in La Porte City and ran a grocery business there. It is listed in Holland's La Porte City Directory, 1871-72 on page 215.  Sophia had a child, Mary Kuhl, in La Porte in 1856, but is not listed as living with the family in the 1870 census. 

            I have tried in vain to find a death notice or any record of her death.  Can you suggest where I might find this information? As I live in Australia, I can't physically access information which is not on line. Kind regards,

Bruce Cool

10 Caldy Place

Tura Beach NSW 2548


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Query: John A. Smith & Lydia F. Beck, Scott County

            John A. Smith & Lydia "Liddia” F. Beck (b. 1837 Davie Co NC) were married 15 Feb 1855 in Scott Co. IN. I’ve not been successful in finding John and Lydia Beck Smith on the census, their residence nor death dates.

            The information below was gleaned from their marriage record:

Daughter Minnie Smith m. Henry McMurry 10 Jan 1902, Jasper, Dubois Co IN, parents John Smith and Mary Beck. (nickname?)

Son John W. Smith (b. 1858) m. Eliza Wilber 8 Sep 1898,  Bartholomew Co IN, only father John A. Smith was named.

Son Charles O. Smith( b. 1860) m. Mary B. Burns 12 Jun 1891, Jennings Co IN, father John A Smith named.

Son Daniel Smith (b.1862 Scott Co) m. (? Female on license) 25 Dec 1900, Jackson Co IN; Residence: New Albany IN; father John A Smith named.

Bonnie Grimmius

408 Park St

Marshalltown IA 50158

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Next IGS Probate Scanning Tuesday, Oct. 23

Our first scanning session was productive, and the second session is on Tuesday morning, October 23, from 9:00 to 12:00. If you can make this window, contact Ron Darrah at See you there. [9370 E. Washington St., Indianapolis...Coffee and donuts on us!]

Thursday, October 11, 2018

IGS Scanners Needed--Indianapolis Area, Oct. 18

IGS Scanning Volunteers Needed

For Hendricks County Probate Project

Thursday, October 18, 2018  10am to 4pm

GSMC Library, 9370 E. Washington St, Indianapolis
Some PC experience required; we will teach probate scanning details. Two to four-hour shifts.

Contact Project Co-Chair Ron Darrah;, 317-594-9786