Saturday, April 27, 2019

Underground Railroad, Rising Sun, Indiana

 We found this interesting brochure down in Ohio County this past week. Anyone's family down there?

Friday, April 12, 2019

Query: Anna M. Springman, Oldenburg and Muncie, Indiana

            I am searching for information on the Springman family who migrated to Oldenburg, Indiana from Bavaria. I would like to find information starting with Anna M. Springman (Yohler married name) Born: 8/6/1881 Oldenburg, In and died 10/22/1975 in Muncie, Indiana.

            I have located an obituary but would like to learn more. I'm researching for my Grandfather, and he just learned that Anna is his Grandmother on his biological father's side of the family.

            Please let me know if you have any tips or advice and if you are able to assist in our search. We are very grateful for your time and consideration! Thank you. 

Jen Ellison

Query: Harry William Osborn (Busick), Franklin County

            Re:  Harry William Osborn  (Harry William Busick)  birth/adoption  (Born September 10, 1888)

            Harry William Osborn who was the father of my favorite uncle, Norbert G. Osborn who told  me that he didn’t know anything about his father’s side of the family since his Dad had been adopted.

            My uncle died many years ago, but with his son’s encouragement, I am searching to find out who exactly were Harry William’s birth parents and who were his adoptive parents.  It appears from the records, that Harry William could have been born in either Franklin County, Indiana or Franklin County, Ohio.

            To find the truth about Harry William, I want to hire a genealogist expert in handling Harry William’s situation who knows how to research adoption records.  Do you know genealogists who may be interested in helping find the truth about Harry William?

            If you know genealogists who would be willing to pursue this line of inquiry, please let me know.  If you know approximately the amount of charges, I would like to hear that as well.

            If you need more information, please let me know.  I appreciate your taking time to read and consider my request.

Sandra Henselmeier Funk

Indianapolis, Indiana

Query: Seeking Ford, Indiana

            I have found some ancestors who were born in Ford, Indiana. I cannot find any information on such a place. Do you have information on this town? I will appreciate any information that you can give me. Sincerely,

Barbara Collingwood Pruitt

2118 North Wilmar Drive

Quincy, Illinois  62301

Query: Female Workers, WW2, Hammond, Indiana

            My mother worked in one of the factories during WW2 in Hammond, Indiana. She was the first woman overhead crane operator. Do you have any information on this.

Luzetta Catherine Pettet

2118 North Wilmar Drive

Quincy, Illinois 62301