Long, Mary Angeling (Padgett) Biesecker, Frank Douglas Best, Rachel Clementine (Padgett) Best, John Lewis Padgett, Minerva Ann (Runkle) Padgett, Joel Michael Padgett, Ida Clara (Law) Padgett, Louis Edward Camblin, Clara Adaline (Padgett) Camblin, James Ambrose Padgett, Ida Ellen (Padgett) Martin and Edgar Leonce Martin; 2) Padgett siblings – Ida Ellen (Padgett) Martin, Mary Angeline (Padgett) Biesecker, Joel Michael Padgett, John Lewis Padgett, James Ambrose Padgett, Rachel Clementine (Padgett) Best, Clara Adaline (Padgett) Camblin Photo 1916 Padgett Reunion: Ed Camblin, Dan Markley, Ed Martin, Ross Padgett, Hershel Padgett, Lawson Camblin, Frank Best, Opal Padgett, Buelah Padgett, Harley Padgett, Jim Padgett, Ruby Deardurff, John Padgett, Ida Martin, John Deardurff, Effie Deardurff, Clara Camblin, Dorothy Padgett, Wanetta Deardurff, Wencil Markley, Mike Padgett, Emma Deardurff, Rachel Best, Ida Padgett, Bernadetta Markley, John Gridley, Lucille Padgett, Bethel Deardurff, Maude Padgett, Bernice Gridley, Mary Biesecker, Laura Markley, Minerva Padgett, Vivian Padgett, Howard Padgett, Susie (Whiteman) Padgett, Gilbert Best, Roy Padgett, Harold Martin Photo: Courthouse Crew, circa 1967-68 Christmas Party- John, Barce, Lowell Ford, Eugene Turnpaugh, Don Lawrence, Judge Newell Lamb, George Vann, Russell Zell, Harry Hawn, Fred Friedline, Melvin Fisher, Bob Mc Coy, Leona Pasel, Lloyd Brunton, Otis Anderson, Jack Haynes, Truman Musser, Margaret Snavely, Lucille Davidson, Ted Bumbleburg, Evelyn Glenn, Lucille Johnson, Walter Miller, Dorothy White, Ed Geswein, Eloise Schuster, Kay Ford, Lois Larson, John Connell, Jackie Lamb, Betty Yost, Vivian Ferguson, Pauline Hiestand, Opal Taylor, Juanita Hall, Mary Knowlton, Dorothy Kissinger, Bev Haynes, Barbara Mc Clatchey, Mary Wirick Photos, interior adornments of the Newton County Courthouse: 1) picture of Alexander J. monument in memory of Newton County Civil War Veterans People, Places & Things – Lake Village Post Cards provided by Harry Lawbaugh: 1) wagon bridge over the big ditch near Lake Village, IN; 2) Big Ditch Lake Village, IN; 3) Kankakee River near Lake Village; 4) , 5) both cards Kankakee River View, believed from Sumava Resorts, IN; 6) builders of Lake Village School Cooper photos: 1) Avalynne and Roy Cooper; 2) Gary and Karen (Sanders) Cooper; 3) Gary & Karen’s daughters – Autumn, Meagan, Kristen, Erin, Heather, Laura, Kara and Leah; 4) Bill, Debra, Marylynne, Trevor, Chelsea Cooper Photos: 1) Sectional Champs – John Cronke, Jim Lodes, Don Hunter, Dave Rybarski, John Kessler, Tom Shuey, Dave Brandt, Frank Stucker, Gene Deardurff, Dave Boyd, Dale Purkey, Gene Hendryx, Les Kline, Calvin Schultz; 2) State Street Morocco, ca 1949 Damon Howell photos: Enos School, 1916 classroom photo; 2) Templeton School, located at the SW corner of 100W and 400N – Bernice Kitts, teacher, Esther Howell, Ewart Howell, Arthur Howell, Eldon Howell Stories and Pictures of the Brook Sesquicentennial Celebration, July 1-4, 2006. Dickinson; Riverside Farm, Will Martin; Home of White Leghorns, Frances Jessen; Crystal Spring Stock Farm, Rolland Ade; Riverview Farm, Harry Warr The First Newton County Council submitted by Beth Bassett – Photos: Hon. State Street, Chicago, Il.; 21) Platt Conrad; 22) Platt in football uniform – graduated in 1903 University of Chicago Plaque Placed at the Gravesite of the Last County Civil War Soldier: John Sarver. House in background part of the Irvy Christenson residence. Amsler (Director), Ronnie Hickman, Judith Cupp, Patricia Kriz, Mike Murphy, Donald Hoon, Scott Clark, Gary Clark, Harold Clevinger, Janet Merriman, Judy Sullivan, Harold Smith, Walter Leichty, Virginia Sutherlin, Marvin Baldwin, Richard Rusk, Peggy Williams, Carol Collings, Roger Chamberlain, Darrel Elijah. (2) Four generations: Marion Morgan Alexander, Lulu Dell (Alexander) Campbell, Marilla (Campbell) Walkup, Ward Walkup Photos: (1) Wallace Abraham and Virginia Catherine (Dietz) Walkup. Photos: Initial offices for the REMC were in the county Courthouse; (1) 207 E Goss Street, Kentland, served as REMC home until 2011; (2) picture of first location noted in REMC history at 202 N Third Street, Kentland Images of Kentland Trains and Tower Notes Now Available at Resource Center. (2) Photo of display on Beaver Lake presented by Beth Bassett at Newton County’s Earth Day celebration at Lake Village Fire Department. Photo: Joan (Madison) Ragan, Minnie Christenson, Mary Flagg, Mrs. List derived from sources mentioned earlier, Joseph Hiestand, Elmore Barce and the Kankakee Marsh Place-Name article written by Philip Vierling. (4) “The Girl of the Sunny South” to be presented at the Opera House by the Baughman-Gustine Co, assisted by local talent Tom Gott, “Bunny” Gott, “Fritz” Gott, Meridith Lowe. Ten murals depicting” Home of Hoosier Hospitality, Edgar “Sam” Rice, Dr. High School, arrival of pioneers, September 11, 2001, Willow Slough, Beaver Township Firehouse and Community Center, Recher Park, Intec and various organizations in Morocco. Hosted a “Neighbor to Neighbor” program with Indiana Historical Society, Benton County Historical Society and Jasper County Historical Society. Woods; 3) War Mothers of Kentland, date unknown, reproduced from Kentland Centennial Book, 1960 Focus on Families: Bower-Padgett Families; Photo John and Mary “Polly” (Bower) Padgett submitted by Gernice Vera (Padgett) Gridley and Bernard (Jack) Lewis Padgett, Donald Lee Camblin, Genevera Flordora (Padgett) Carlson, Harold Smith Martin, Robert Elmer Williamson Photos: 1) George W. Jennie Conrad in later years; 19) Jennie Conrad playing with dogs; 20) Home of Platt Conrad 1234 N. Ayr High School Band photo: Donna Lindahl, Sharell Schultz, Suzie Roadruck, Reba Lamb; Ronnie Blankenbaker, Geraldin Baldwin, Geradine Able, Carol Warne, Bernadine Schoon, Carol Haidacher, Clara Armold, Judy Hoon, Patricia Pieper, Marge Murphy, Penny Williams, Beverly Bupp, Lois Brunton, Marcia Clark, Kirk Clark, S. Alexander holding great grandchildren Bethel Joy Robinette and Bernard Wayne “Bun” Walkup. Leslie, Ira; middle row, Howard Remley, Ina, Hattie, Irene, Marilla, wife of Ira; front, Livigie, Walter, Ernest and Ward Walkup, sons of Ira and Marilla. Colfax Twp, cuts thru east edge of Big Bogus Island, aka Bingaman’s Island (Bassett photo); (3) North from CR 800N to remains in 2014 of Shafer’s Ridge (Bassett photo)Photos: (1) Newton County Home Educators and Their Students, Visit the Resource Center: Alyssa Nyberg, Jessica Marter, Jeanette Marter, Julie Mlynarczyk, Nathan Mlynarczyk, Natalie Mlynarczyk, Cecelia Marter, Forest Nyberg, Savanna Nyberg. From Joanne (Iwinski) Miller collection Beaver Lake Country Place Names, Submitted by Beth Bassett. Photo: (1) Betty Kessler Park, (2) Betty Kessler, (3) Mural entitled “Wall of History” nearly 90 feet long, assembled and dedicated in 2003 to Sally Mangus wife of the artist and creator, Dalton “Derb’ Mangus. Photo: Omak Baseball team, 1911, L-R, standing: Guerdon Wilkinson, Lewis Danielson, Henry Simpson, Jake Fink, Jack Wise, Jesse E. President’s Thoughts by Bernie Murphy: Diana Elijah officially County Historian; current window display features “Campaigning in Indiana”; monthly meeting topics – Phil Boldman on the history of local railroads, Alyssa Nyberg snapshot of the “Kankakee Sands” area of the Nature Conservancy in Mc Clellan Twp; Doug Green presentation on the history, types of wildlife and fish, day-to-day management of Willow Slough. Photos: 1 & 2) George Edward & Jennie Minerva (Milk) Conrad, early years; 3 & 4) George Edward & Jennie (Milk) Conrad, early years; 5 & 6) Jennie in wedding gown; Jennie in formal gown; 7 & 8) Grandfather Platt and his wife; 9) Possibly four generation picture, Jennie holding newly born Platt; 10-11) farm pictures possibly from Conrad or Oak Dene, Jennie’s farm. Second Annual Newton County Music Festival, Friday Evening, April 5, 1640, p.m. Brook: (1) Smallpox condition to dispense with every kind of public gathering until there is thorough fumigation. Jenkins at Schneider superintending construction of Lake/Newton county bridge. Lyons finished packing his goods and left for new home at Ligonier. Ayr and Rensselaer completed, making continuous route from Morocco to Rensselaer and points beyond. Area Boasted as Popular Resort Town, reprinted from “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988.
Hershman, Jr.; 3) John R., Lesta Ann Gibbons; 4) Jack Hershman, Helen R.
Hershman, Virginia (Wilson) Hershman, Nancy Hershman, John E. Ward entertained the audience with a short talk; Col.
If errors were made, please contact the Newton County Historical Society. 3) History of Goodland lead by Anne Meyer and Karen Schuette. Also housed Masonic Temple and gentleman’s quarters for Jacobs. Photos by Beth Bassett The North/South Railroad and Its Kentland Depot by Beth Bassett; photo taken in 1906, 16 mule and horse teams and drivers building the sub-grade one mile north of Ade for the CIS, part of the New York Central Railroad system Recollections and a Train Wreck by Beth Bassett; photo of school children atop the engine of the train that wrecked in Kentland on Oct. Curtis, Steve Rathbun, Chuck Thompson, Tom Kindell, Jim Hermanson, Dave Patterson, Jim Thompson, John Hess, Jim Johnston, Bob Johnson, Jim Burley, Larry Antcliff. Not pictured: Alberta Bernwanger, Thomas Purdy, Albert Yates, Rue Gene Starr. (2) Fred Don at Conrad and secured contract for building a ranch house for Mrs. Goodland: (1) Judge Hanley made following appointments: Mrs.
Please note that all contributions to the editorial content of "The Newcomer" is all volunteer. The issue dates are based upon the seasons, following Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Early Photos, Goodland: 1) Griggs & Weishaar Building and Bringham Brothers 2) Jacobs building housed a dry goods store owned by Rufus Jacobs called the F. Are These Members of Your Family: 1) Gary Clifton of California purchased on family portrait – does anyone know the family pictured? 16, 1912 (Indiana Historical Society Digital Collection). Table 1 – team members, their numbers, height, and grade; Table 2 – Season Record stats Photo: Brook High School Basketball Team 1960-61 Senior Letterman: Larry Antcliff, Roy Kindig, Jim Burley, Bob Johnson, Chuck Thompson, Tom Kindell, Rocky Nelson, Jim Hermanson, Jim Johnston, Dave Patterson, Wayne Strole, John Hess, Jim Thompson. Picture taken by grandson Ivan Hafstrom on the occasion of the Smart Reunion. (2) 1934 Sectional Basketball Champions, Morocco Beavers: Wyle Dee Bryant, Elbert Archibald, Charles Myers, Albert Yates, Robert Ackors, Principal Cecil Grayson, Don Deardurff, Ivan Hafstrom, Coach Jessie Lash, Grover Padgett, Milton “Bud” Shuey, Tom Downs, Manager Daryl Brandt.
(2) Inscription on Patron Fair Marker Newton County’s Civil War Burials By Kyle D. Thorough listing of the graves of all the known Civil War veterans buried in our county including a short list of those believed to possibly be here by: Township, name, death date, company/infantry, muster in, muster out and burial site. (2) Hershman & Lyons, two photos from 1917, reprinted from the Brook, Iroquois and Washington Township Sesquicentennial Collection. Effingham, secretary of state, has made his report on the total receipts and disbursements of money from the registration and licensing of motor vehicles in Indiana.
Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Joseph Zoborosky Home, Beaver Township, Written by Beth Bassett. (3) Hershman & Lyons, Harold Hershman, Jack Hershman, John Connell; (4) picture from a more modern era, identities unknown.
Thanks to everyone in the Newton County Historical Society for their contributions to this fine publication. Our members are all volunteer and have busy lives and involvement in many other extra-curricular activities, so a few issues were combined, or possibly not published. 2) Winter window display at the Resource Center in Kentland – Winter Activities in Newton County, 3) 1955 Brook Kindergarten Class: Teacher – Choice Bartlett, Joel Hershman, Jim Miller, ? Freight Train Derailed: Engine and Thirteen Loaded Cars Wrecked – article reprinted from Newton County Enterprise, October 17, 1912Photos: 1) Sheff Tower located three miles south of Kentland in Benton County; 2) Bob Brooks of Kentland, worked at Sheff Tower; 3) Helen Rasher performing some of her duties as the New York Central station agent in Morocco. Table of player field goals attempted, field goals made, percent, free throws attempted, free throws made, total rebounds, total points. Photo: Elsie Eulalia Elijah, age 17; Miriam Ruth Elijah, age 14; Frank Elijah, age 49; Belle (Handley) Elijah, age 39; Markin Lawson Elijah, age 10; Kinder Allen Elijah, age 4; Frankie Elijah, age 1; Daily Virgil Elijah, age 7 (Diana Elijah photo)Photos: 1) South Newton Rebel Marching Band at Indiana State Fair, 1975 – cover of “Hoosier Farmer, August 1975”; 2) Steam Tractor Was Modern – Goodland, IN. Biesecker, from October 17, 1940, Morocco Courier; 3) Mr. Historian’s Corner, Submitted by Diana Elijah, Newton County Historian; Photo: White family: Tom, farmer; Frank, State Senator; Charles P., lawyer; Effa, never married; Reuben, minister; Sam, minister; Jim, dentist2013 Family History Division’s Coloring Contest Winners Awarded to Newton County Elementary Students. Bogan, same items; (4) Sherman White sold eggs, chickens, cream, turkeys.
Photos: 1) Frank Williamson family, Harriet (Teeter) Williamson, Mary (Nichols) Teeter, Sade (Teeter) Strange, Jim ? Home is Where Your Story Begins – The Crisler and Blankenbaker Families submitted by Leslie Simpson Hall. 1880; 3) Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth and children (William Addison, John Henry, Emily Jane, Marjorie Ellen, Sarah Alice, Margaret Lillian, Allison Wilson, Archibald, and James Alfred Crisler)Photos: 1) Anice Louise Rouse and Jeduthan Simeon Hopkins about 1860; 2) Minnie Delilah Hopkins ca. From the Lafayette Journal & Courier’s Wabash Magazine “good old days” feature. Photos: 1) Historical Society’s Annual Picnic at the Iroquois Conservation Club with speaker Coyote Larson; 2) Coyote Larson demonstrating setting a trap; 3) Coyote Larson presentation to Lincoln Elementary School fourth grade class at Resource Center Wedding Anniversary in 1939, from October 8, 1940, Morocco Courier; 2) Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. Photo: Bernie Murphy, President of the Newton County Historical Society, presents an award to the overall Morocco Elementary School Coloring Contest winner, Carly James Goodland Building Remains a Thriving Business with a Diversified Past. Later same building became Better Coil and Transformer, then Magna-Tech. Photos: (1) Paul, Diana and granddaughter Rae, visitor, Darrel Elijah, Mongolian visitor and Russian and Siberian visitors here to visit Caterpillar Plant in Lafayette.
Teeter, Burdette Williamson, Shattuck Ray Williamson, Ben Strange, Franklin Marian Williamson, 2) Nelson and Mary Ann (Nichols) Teeter 3) John & Maude Nichols, Gay and Maude (Graves) Nichols, 4) Mary Ann (Nichols) Teeter, 1915 Photos: 1) Teeter home west of Conrad, IN, 2) picture postcard sent to Mrs. Photo of four daughters of Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth Blankenbaker Crisler: Emily Jane, Marjorie Ellen, Sarah Alice and Margaret Lillian Photos: 1) Hamilton Crisler ca. 1880; 3) Orval Hamilton Crisler ca 1894; 4) Flora Alice Parke; (5) Orval Hamilton Crisler, age 12, 1905Kentland Men’s Clothing Store Served Several Generations by Darlene Truby Photos: 1) view of B&B store in the late 1800’s then owned and operated by John Keefe; 2) B&B Store in background taken during the 1960 Kentland Centennial; 3) original B&B Store with Paul Bruck and John (Red) Brewer owners; 4) Mike Ford, Paul Yost, Don Yost, B&B Store partners in 1962Photo of five generations of the Chizum family – baby Elsie Atkinson, 1914-2003, married Adam Styck; Minerva Roadruck, 1893-1984, married Fred Atkinson; Flora Chizum, 1874-1957, married Albert Roadruck; Catherine Ash, 1834-1918, married George Deardurff; Nancy Deardurff, 1854-1914, married William Chizum. Pictured George Weihermiller, Edwin Smith, Ed Forney, Tom Schlater. Four photos of building (1) Sherman White and Company; (2) J. (2) Rhonda Elijah, Diana Elijah, visitor, Rick Elijah, Hungarian husband and wife.
Jacob Nichols of Mary and Nelt Teeter, 1839, 3) picture postcard of Frank & Hattie Teeter’s home, 1908, 4) picture postcard of four horse team, Willas Williamson driving, Nelt Teeter on horseback, 5) Teeter’s providing water to road building crews, ca 1908 Pictures: 1) Russell Davis; 2) Mary Jane Davis; 3) Charles W. Brandt, Ed Brandt, Carol Anderson, Alice Mc Carty, Mrs. Close-ups of the Gem Store, Paul “Happy” Hanson’s Dry Goods Store, Hazenbiler Tailor Shop, David Hess Clothing and Grocery, E. Hess Drug Store/Elmer Hess, Denham and Stonehill Hardware, Homer Taylor Tin Shop, Ben Leopold Clothing, Montgomery and Snyder Drug Store, Bank of Brook Photo close-up: Bowling Alley (today Town Hall), Elmer (Al) Cline Barber Shop, a produce store (in 1927 owned by Owen Liskey, Post Office, Kemper Meat Market, T. Photo: Thayer-Principals in the Calumet region’s first major oil strike shown examining crude oil at the rig on the farm of Radioan Yacuk, west of Thayer. Also Korean, Russians, Siberian and Mongolian visitors. Photo: Thayer’s Cash Store, owned by De Fries and Hockney, Third from left, William De Fries, next right, Jim Hockney and his father, Harold Hockney. (2) Frank Martin moved from the Martin farm to a farm of his own near Dorn Cemetery.
Paul Weston and antique jugs Hobby Club July 1950 photo: Sudie Herath, Luella Strole, Lois Mc Carty, Chester Anderson, Diana, Vinnie West, Reuben Hess, Jesse Camblin, Iota Camblin, Wanda Jean Herath, Mrs. Photos: (1) Early photo of the Newton County Stone Quarry at Kentland, contributed by David Dye. (3) Ethel and Olive Murfitt of Jackson, out for a ride with the dog. Ringer’s barber chair recently donated to the Newton County Historical Society by the Kemp family.1963 – A Year of Major Developments in Lake Village Area – copy of the December 27, 1963 masthead of the Villager. Will Little, the barber, was rented the house vacated by Mr. Washington Twp: (1) Miss Zelda Whaley and Ray Risley were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr.