is here and many of us will be going out and photographing random shots
of the stones in various cemeteries. We already have over 1410
extended pages on site, with text and photos, that can be visited
through our website. A search engine is also provided on the main
index page at: www.dunelady.com/laporte
Current Projects Completed
- Martha A Crosley Graham of the Vigo County GenWeb is sharing her
index and bios of 1875 Indiana State Legislators; which we have
now added the two on the list La Porte Counnty (Edward Evans & John
H Winterbotham) to our site at http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/laportebios.htm.
- Lloyd and Shirley Mounce have completed working on Kingsbury Cemetery
burials and listings. This was a huge undertaking and our hats off to
their devotion. If and when more family files or additional
information becomes available on unmarked graves, we will add it to our
site. The most recent updates were submitted on April 29, 2013 and added to site.
Oak Grove Cemetery - Wills Township
Grove cemetery normally sends us updates on a bi-weekly or monthly
basis. Submitted are new discoveries in old records or recent
burials. Due to the size of the burial page as of April 30, 2013
it has become necessary to restructure the massive page sizes.
The html editor I use to create and add to these pages, will not
accept any further additions to the presnt page sizes. Once
complete we will be adding many burials for the years 2012 and 2013
that the editor will not imput at the present time.
In addition, I am hoping to organize an alphabetical listing for easier use of site.
Union Mills Cemetery Book with burial listings and brief histories on some of the older surnames in the area is now available. See our Pulications Page for more details.
Projects In Progress
We continue to work on more publications for our cemeteries within La Porte County.
Patton Cemetery -
proud to announce that Sharon Snow was asked and accepted the volunteer
position of liaison/historian for Patton Cemetery. Sharon has taken on
the extensive task of reorganinzing, alphebetizing and adding to our on
News from Yesteryear
Villages That Disappeared - continued - In the 1970's Jim Landing
wrote some wonderful articles for the News Dispatch concerning many of the
"Lost and Vanishing" County Villages.
When the county was established in
1832, there were villages and hamlets dotting the landscape. A few survived but
other remain only as a vague memory.
We break these down into categories.
1. Indian villages that were here during the early pioneers
2. Rural villages had their day when they were along well travel
routes. And example would be Door Village on the old Sauk Trail. Many of these
prospered for a period of time but then disappeared and no longer exist.
3. Commercial villages, who were established by proprietors who sold
lots. A prime example of this would be Michigan City.
4. Villages come into
existence from the Railroad. The railroads were good and bad for the smaller
villages. Those lucky enough to have a rail station in their village fared much
better than those on old foot trails or wagon routes.
So what were some of
the Villages that came and then all but vanished?
is located in the western section of Hudson Lake in Hudson Twp., in
sections 29 & 30. The name comes from George M Spry, an early
resident, who first described it , although the name never really
became popular. Squatham
was a term of derision given to the residents of Flood's Grove by the
villagers of New Durham in the very early history of the county.
for more on this topic.Stitesville
- referred to the area in northern Springfield Twp and owned by many
members of the Stites family. Located now on route 39 just south of the
Michiagn state line. At one time the old Stite's school was
converted to a convalescent home.
See all of the previously listed villages and towns HERE
Achievements and Goals"
County - Indiana Cemeteries
Calendar Of Events
The Cemetery & Research Association of
Our 2013 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule is:
Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Location - Home of LaPorte
County Genweb Coordinator, Deanna West, 8074 W 200 North.
Genweb Meeting starts at 1:00 P.M. sharp. Our meetings are held
every other month on the 2nd Monday of the month listed. Anyone interested
in attending, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
LaPorte County Genealogical Society Calendar:
Previous Updates -
New volunteers have stepped forward and are going to be working
on improving our cemetery listing St. Joseph
Catholic in La Porte city.
Keep in mind that these projects take time to complete.
Completed - alphabetizing the partial listings we have
for Door Village Cemetery.
Histories for Greenwood and Calvary (inside of Greenwood) have been added to and improved on.
I corrected an error on the Patton Cemetery map.
We thought the old archaic map showed a road running (North &
South) through the Sheperd and Blessing Gardens. It was only a line to
show plant life between the gardens, as a road does not exist there.
Also moved the word Tiers to eliminate confusion that it was part of
the East Bank, per viewer request. Thanks Sharon for the heads up on
Our La Porte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission
placed a memorial marker at Eahart Reed to memorialize many of the
markers that were destroyed or unreadable.
Eahart Reed page 2
NOTICE - Sorry, we are no longer taking links to private
family and personal pages that are off site. We are continuing to place family
histories on this
site, but there has been a reoccurring problem when connecting to
private family pages. For what ever reason, researchers discontinue
their sites and that leaves us with a whole bunch of broken links and
us having to make adjustments to this site. It is very time consuming
when updating the pages to remove the surnames that go to "broken
a little help? Try our
Look Up Fees
We have people willing to do obituary look ups.
Initial fee is $5.00 for fuel cost and 1.00 for each obit look up and email to
the requester. Obits will be looked up and an email sent with the content of
what was in obituary.
If hard copy is desired of original newspaper article,
then please include going rate for postage at time of look up.
La Porte Co., GenWeb Index Page
Old articles found on our - ARCHIVE
"Cemetery & Research Association of La
Porte County News" disclaimer for cemetery readings:
"This website was
developed and is sustained by volunteers who donate their time and personal
resources for the purpose of providing valuable research information to fellow
researchers. We are dedicated to providing free access to La Porte
County cemetery listings. If you have documentation of a burial which does not
appear on the cemetery list, we are pleased to receive that information from
Please keep in mind that some of the cemetery listings that
are being placed on the WWW were done more than 30 or 40 years ago.
cemetery that you view through your genealogical research should be considered
a "Partial" listing for various reasons, such as errors in spelling occurring
at the time of burial., some burial locations were known only to the cemetery
sexton and information was lost when he moved, resigned or died. And many
written logs were destroyed by accidental fires.
We are not responsible for
errors, misspellings or incorrect information. Every attempt to correct
misinformation is entered onto our listing(s) upon being notified of a burial
with source and/or family history.
1. Readings done by the D.A.R. Ind.
Miriam Benedict Chapter of LaPorte County, Indiana.
2. Older LaPorte County
Pioneer Cemetery Readings
3. Current readings
4. Individuals who have
donated obituaries, family histories and burial locations.
6. Church records
7. Cemetery burial records; handwritten, typed
Donating Information & Photos
Obituaries, Family &
On-going request (Photos and Obits must
We always welcome
family information on the ancestors of La Porte County. Donated
information will always remain free to our viewers.
We are also looking
for old school graduating classes before 1950. Can you help? Have something in
Among items being collected are: Pre 1950 - burial
records, obituaries, newspaper clippings, cemetery information, ancestor'
stories, diaries, photos, old family bible information, School info &
photos along with early marriages.
Family Histories &
Please - No ged coms from family tree
maker or any other genealogy based programs. Please submit family information
either in biographical or story form. I and other volunteers have done quite a
few of the ged com revisions and it really takes a lot of time to alter and
remove the repeated information within.
Photo Request Fees
1. All photos already on site are free and may be
printed for family files you are researching. However they may not be used on
another commercial or nationally based site without the implicit permission of
The LaPorte County Cemetery & Research Association
2. Fees for going out
and photographing stones in a cemetery start at $5.00 to cover gas fees due to
the increasing cost of fuel. Each photo taken will be $1.00 for each stone
photographed. Digital photos will be taken and emailed to requester. If hard
copy is desired, then please add $1.00 for paper and postage. Additional
postage will be charged only if several hard copies are requested and postage
increases due to weight of package.
3. You must know where the deceased is
buried at or a general location before we can fulfill your request. Please, do
not ask our researchers to hunt for a stone.