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.
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.
Kent; 2) clock on main floor dedicated to Eloise Schuster, handmade by her husband; 3) radiator, one of many that heated the courthouse since its beginning in 1906 Photos: 1) symbol of torch and stars painted on walls of Circuit Court; 2) Lady Justice ceiling of Superior Court; 3) scales of justice on bench of Circuit Court; 4) chandelier ceiling of the Circuit Court Photos; 1) Courthouse shows lettering installed in 1998; 2) World War I cannon on front lawn of courthouse; 3) Stone on front lawn commemorates Kentland-Newton County Centennial 1860-1960; 4) Bench monument for Honorable Robert Smart 5) bench monument for State Trooper Todd Burman; 6) D. Photos: 1) Four Cooper brothers putting “caps” on wheat shocks; 2) Binding the wheat; 3) threshing set up and working; 4) Ben “Uncle Sam” Combs, on 75 Stock Farms in Newton County by Beth Bassett – Homestead Stock Farm, Samuel G. Conrad; Fairwood Stock Farm, Clyde Herriman, Eggleston Farm, C. Photo of gathering of Newton County veterans and citizens at Prairie Vine Cemetery in Washington Township June 2011 to honor John C. Photo: Kyle Conrad, Mike Beck, Past Camp Commander, Benjamin Harrison Camp; Benjamin Harrison Camp Commander Garry Walls and Tim Beckman, Past Camp Commander, Benjamin Harrison Camp. Morocco High School Yearbook – The Moroccan – 1924. Photo: Panoramic shot taken on September 13, 1924 of 1923-24 students at Morocco contributed by Dennis Boyd. Photo supplied by Frank Manning of Lake Village and reprinted from February 11, 1960 Newton County Enterprise. Pictured copy of the original charter of the Kentland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution which has found a permanent home at the Resource Center of the Newton County Historical Society. Submitted by Judy (Cupp) Schultz Photos: (1) “Everglades Premier,” L-R, back row, Barbara and Bernie Murphy, Larry and Becky Lyons; center, L-R, Janet and Rich Miller, David and Darlene Truby; front, L-R, Shirley Miller, Nancy and Mike Coates, Lorene Bassett, Beth Bassett; (2) “Holiday Open House,” L-R, Dave Truby, Barbara Murphy, Terry Dieter, Kay Mc Lean, Tom Larson, Larry Lyons, Cathy Larson, Darlene Truby, Sharon Collins, the boys are Tom and Cathy’s grandsons, Cory and Ethan; (3) Window Display – “The Night Before Christmas in a One Room Schoolhouse.”; (4) Janet Miller and Barbara Murphy at the Open House family). Alexander and his daughters, their husbands and Jack Campbell, Marilla’s brother. L-R, Ray Barrett, Marion, Mellie, Stella, Ed, Marie and Maude. Photos: (1) “I Hear that Train A’Comin” …Johnny Cash, Orange Blossom Special, James Whitcomb Riley engine which utilized the New York Central tracks in Kentland. Photos: (1) Society member Mike Davis portraying George Ade during visit to Hazelden by South Newton fourth grade classes. List includes: Bald Knob, Beaver Lake Farm, Beaver Lake Channel, Beegum Ridge, Bingaman’s Island, Black Oak Island, Blue Grass Landing, Cherry Island, Darroch’s Ridge, Devil’s Island, Eagle’s Nest Ridge, Forest City, Frenchman’s Slough, Hickory Island, Horse Thief Hill, Hunter’s Point, Little Lake, Moorman Hill, Rafferty Ranch, Range Line Bridge, Squawk Island, Thayer’s Landing, Water Valley, Wheatons Arm, White Oak Island, White Oak Landing, Wild Cat Island Pages of the Past – Excerpts taken from The Newton County Enterprise during Spring/Summer of 1914 by Janet Miller. Starett, Frank Henderson, Otis Gordon, Alva Herriman, Roy Miller and Bert Dickson. (5) Post office department officially recommending use of automobiles instead of horses. Sammons a member of the school board to success Mrs. Photos by Beth Bassett Photo #2: 1909 Brook Baseball team, in George Ade or Fred Lyon’s auto; L-R, back: Orpheus Lyons, ?
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.
Images of Jennie Conrad Revealed on Facebook, Submitted by Doug Wolfe to Facebook, submitted to us by Joanne Iwinski Miller. Reprinted from “Tales of an Old Border Town and Along the Kankakee” by Burt Burroughs.
You can now download a web pdf of each edition of "The Newcomer" from this site. Beth Bassett photograph Old Photographs of Brook School – Our Web Site Brings New-Old Photographs to the Surface. Hiestand, Third Grade photo, Brook School: Wringle, Strain, David Fred, Leveron Denton, Bus Herriman, Thomas Whaling, Carl Coon, Milford Alice (Allis), Albert Staton, Ardeth Shepard, Chester Hiestand, ?? Information regarding history of yearbook/school newspaper contributed by Judy Schultz. Photo of the Kentland DAR Chapter members: Kathryn Arbuckle, Margaret Lah, Marilyn Whaley, Fannie Sue Henry, Regent, Kentland Chapter, Martha Barnhart, Indiana State Regent, Mary Jeane Gray, Janet Miller, Melinda Henry. (2) Kentland Switch Tower (now gone) located at intersection of the Penn and YYC railroads on US 24. Dickson received a late Christmas present – an English plum pudding – sent by a niece and nephew in Cambridgeshire, England. (2) Fourth grade classes of South Newton Elementary visit to Resource Center: Becky Lyons provided information on Ella (Ade) Mc Cray. Kentland: (1) New addition to the Discount and Deposit State Bank completed; Champion oats yield by Charles Spangler at 42 bushels. (6) Colton Dramatic Co will open under the big tent in Kentland.
If you are interested in copies any of these newsletter please contact the Newton County Historical Society. de Whaling, Gunner Montgomery, Miss Eunice Brand, Mazy Barker, Veneral Allis, Deloris Hiestand, De Loine Davis, Hazel Mills, Virginia Hinchman, Martha Griggs, Arthail Whaling, Bill Woods, Gerald Light, Ralph Kindig – circa 1923-24. Photo: Agnes Molter Newton County Fair Association – One of the First Newton County Fair Membership Certificates – made out to Samuel E. Photos: 1) Gooseneck Bridge, 2) Railroad Bridge (both bridges spanned the Iroquois River between Jefferson and Washington Townships; 3) Intersection of Union and Newton Streets, Goodland, Indiana circa 1900Morocco Centennial Photographs: 1) Sandy & Joe Padgett on ponies; 2) Adley Boyd & Esther (Deardurff) Boyd; 3) June Murphey, Doug Boyd, Bonnie (Boyd) Wagner; 4) Jack Storey on Farmall tractor; 5) Ella Mae (Milk) Kessler; 6) Hancock Funeral Home parade entry Pictured – Jacob Hess, store operator; Wilbert Davis (possibly), Jack Bingham, Albert & Henry Rainford, Mr. Historical compilations underway in county: 1) The History of Mt. June 2013 Newton County Historical Society Annual Meeting, Hosted by Sig Boezeman, held on his farm in Lincoln Township. Roselawn: (1) Trustee Gundy down from Roselawn Monday filing annual report with the auditor. Larry Lyons talked about different fowl and fauna of the Beaver Lake Country. Town Developed as Railroads were laid through Area by Donna Lacosse, Morocco Courier, “Our Hoosier Heritage, 1988. (2) Orchard Lake tenants enjoy day as guests of Warren T.
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.
(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.