Elkhart County, Indiana

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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Elkhart County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1830 | founded date = January 29 | seat = Goshen | building image = | building address = Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br> [http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Elkhart County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1830 | founded date = January 29 | seat = Goshen | building image = | building address = Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br> [http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>}}  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
 
*[[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]]  
 
*[[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]]  
 
*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]  
 
*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]  
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*[[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph]]  
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph]]  
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph County, Michigan]]
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph County, Michigan]]
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biographies ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31193 Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Elkhart] BillionGraves  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31193 Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Elkhart] BillionGraves  
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Elkhart County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Elkhart County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Directories  ====
  
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*Directory of Businesses in Elkhart County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Elkhart County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
  
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogies ====
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==== Histories  ====
  
==== Histories ====
 
 
Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofelkhart00inchic web site]  
 
Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofelkhart00inchic web site]  
===== Local Histories =====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/ElkhartCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Charles C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/ElkhartCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Charles C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
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*O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Book 977.281 H2h}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
 
*O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Book 977.281 H2h}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
==== Land and Property ====
 
  
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===== ''Civil War''  =====
  
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Elkhart County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in&nbsp;Elkhart County  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Elkhart County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in&nbsp;Elkhart County  
  
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*"Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
 
*"Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
 
  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
===== Courthouse =====
 
 
[http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br>  
 
[http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br>  
  
 
County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Alumni of Middlebury High School, Elkhart County, Indiana (1886-1916) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Alumni of Middlebury High School, Elkhart County, Indiana (1886-1916) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>  
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>  
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>  
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Elkhart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Elkhart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Elkhart/ Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Elkhart/ Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Elkhart County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1830
County Seat Goshen
Courthouse
Address Courthouse Squqre
Goshen, IN 46526-3297
Phone:. 219.535.6430
Elkhart County Courthouse



Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Elkhart BillionGraves

Census Records

For tips on accessing Elkhart County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, History of Elkhart County, Indiana : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago : C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b FHLCollection  INTERNET ARCHIVE  web site

Local Histories


  • O'Connor, Cathy L. Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, (by Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) FHL Book 977.281 H2h other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Elkhart County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Elkhart County



Civil War Book

  •  "Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, History of Elkhart County, Indiana :(Chicago : C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b FHLCollection  INTERNET ARCHIVE web site
  • "Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, (by Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies), 977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Elkhart County Courthouse
Courthouse Squqre
Goshen, IN 46526-3297
Phone:. 219.535.6430

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
  • Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.