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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County  
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| building address = Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479 <br><br> [http://www.Wellscounty.us/ '''Wells County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479 <br><br> [http://www.Wellscounty.us/ '''Wells County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
 
Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479
 
 
 
County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837<br>and probate records from 1838.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]]
 
*[[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Wells County, Indiana Resources  ===
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====Bible Records====
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====Business Records====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Cemeteries of Well County&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html INGen Web]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]  
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*Cemeteries of Well County&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium][http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html INGen Web][http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_wellsapostolic.php Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_wellsapostolic.php Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery]  
 
*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
 
*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31591 Spider Hill Cemetery, Bluffton] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31591 Spider Hill Cemetery, Bluffton] BillionGraves
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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====History====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
*History of Well County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*History of Well County[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
*Tyndall, John W., and O. E. Lesh. 1975. ''Standard history of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana: an authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and country''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.)&nbsp; 977.27 H2t FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|191504|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/standard-history-of-adams-and-wells-counties-indiana-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-an-extended-survey-of-modern-developments-in-the-progress-of-town-and-country/oclc/3032755&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhistawcty01chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]; name index: {{FSbook|115109}} - free; Vol. 2&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/standardhistoryo02tynd INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*Tyndall, John W., and O. E. Lesh. 1975. ''Standard history of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana: an authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and country''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.)977.27 H2t FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|191504|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/standard-history-of-adams-and-wells-counties-indiana-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-an-extended-survey-of-modern-developments-in-the-progress-of-town-and-country/oclc/3032755&referer=brief_results other library]Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhistawcty01chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]; name index: {{FSbook|115109}} - free; Vol. 2[http://www.archive.org/details/standardhistoryo02tynd INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/maps/ Linkpendium]
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*Maps and Gazetteers[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military  ====
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====Migration====
  
*Military Records and Hisrtoies&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
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==== Military Records ====
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War of 1812
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*Military Records and Hisrtoies[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
  
 
Civil War  
 
Civil War  
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Well 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;Well County.  
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Civil War service men from Well 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 Wells County.  
  
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]],&nbsp;Indiana Cavalry, Company C  
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*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]],Indiana Cavalry, Company C  
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H&nbsp;
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H  
*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company&nbsp;K  
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company K  
 
*[[34th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|34th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K  
 
*[[34th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|34th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K  
 
*[[47th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|47th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K  
 
*[[47th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|47th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299118563652_332" />[[75th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|75th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299118563652_332" />[[75th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|75th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
 
*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
*[[101st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|101st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B and&nbsp;G&nbsp;
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*[[101st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|101st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B and G  
 
*[[130th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|130th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[130th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|130th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E  
 
*[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E  
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*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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World War I
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World War II
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*Newspaper Clipping&nbsp; [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html#military INGen Web]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
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*Newspaper Clipping[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html#military INGen Web][http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
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====Obituaries====
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana (1938) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana (1938) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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====Repositories====
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=====Archives=====
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===== County Courthouse =====
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Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837<br>and probate records from 1838.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Family History Centers====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=====Museums=====
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=====Libraries  =====
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===== Societies =====
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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 Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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=====Birth Records=====
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=====Marriage Records=====
  
*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, 1802-1892-[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
  
*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, 1780-1992-[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>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*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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=====Death Records=====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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====Voting Registration====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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===  Wells County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

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Wells County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Wells County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Bluffton
Courthouse
Address Wells County Courthouse
102 W Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 219.824.6479

Wells County Website


Historical Facts

Parent County

1835--Wells County was created 7 February 1835 from Allen, Delaware and Randolph Counties.
County seat:  Bluffton [1]

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Wells County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Business Records

Cemeteries

US Vol. 5 page 193 - Prairieview Cemetery

Individual Cemeteries:

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Well 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 Wells County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Wells County Courthouse
102 W Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 219.824.6479

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837
and probate records from 1838.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Family History Centers

Museums
Libraries
Societies

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records


Voting Registration

Wells County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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