Category Archives: Elkhart County

Brief Words About The Amish

I wrote this awhile back to explain the Amish to a lady who I was doing some research for.  I am posting this for Sarah to give her some background of the Amish/Mennonites. The Amish are direct descendants of the … Continue reading

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Hon. Ebenezer M. Chamberlain

Hon. Ebenezer M. Chamberlain • One of the earliest practicing lawyers in Elkhart County • Judge of the District Court • Rode the circuit on horseback • Born in Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine on August 20, 1805 • Father was … Continue reading

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Elkhart County, Indiana~~Courthouse and Archives Information

I listed below the addresses and business hours for the Courthouse buildings. There are two buildings, one in Elkhart and one in Goshen, which is the county seat. The Archives and Microfilm department’s site is on Wilden Avenue in Goshen, and … Continue reading

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Excitment on the 2nd Section of No. 7

I was looking for an obituary in the 1881 Elkhart Review newspaper from Elkhart, Indiana. I never found the obit I was looking for, but found a train story for all you train “buffs”!! Yesterday noon, when the 2nd section … Continue reading

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Jesse Rush, First Settler of Elkhart County, Indiana

I will be writing a series of blogs highlighting the first settlers of Elkhart County. I will be using the book titled “History of Elkhart County, Indiana”, Chicago: Charles C. Chapman &Co., 1881 for my source. The first settler of … Continue reading

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