Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

1480 East Shore drive, Portledge  

Section 22 - ? acres
    Nesswagh-ee Reservation

Section 22
    Section 22 Lot 1 - 37.70A; 40
    Section: 22 Lot 2 - 45.45A
    Section 22 Lot 3 - 32.00A
    Section 22 Lot 4 - 35.70A

ACTROIS, JU-BE 10/26/1836 Full Section, Indian Allotement

The following were issued but cancelled:
    GRIFFIN, LYMAN 9/2/1839 Patent 10951 SE¼SE¼ 22 JULIAN, NATHAN 9/2/1839 Patent 10956 SW¼ 22 SIGERSON, JAMES 9/2/1839 Patent 10955 NW¼ 22 SIGERSON, JAMES 9/2/1839 Patent 10957 NE¼ 22

Henry J. Brown 1845 Jul 1 - Patent 14572 SE¼ 2

John London 1845 Jul 1 - Patent 14411 W½NE¼ & E½SW¼

1872 Plat Map Section 22
    Lot 1 - 37.32 - G. Peeples
    Lot 2 - 45.45A S & J. W Rector
      Lot Two (2) heretofore sold and conveyed by one Lewis Rector and wife, Sarah A., and James E. Thomas, to Milo Smith and which subsequently became the property of one W. E. Leonard at the water line on the East Shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, and running thence on the meander line of said Lake Maxinkuckee

    Lot 3 32A - S. Rector
    S & J W Rector - 40A A Smith - 80A 3.90A - A W B
    .97? - D J
    159A - J. C. Miles a part in Sec. 23-
    A Bartholomew 35.70A

1876 Plat Map Section 22

1880 Plat Map Section 22 Platted cottage lots
G. Peeples 35.5A Rector & Thomas 85A & 32A H. B. Scott 34.50A

1880 - Halycon Club - - H. B. Scott 34.50A

1880 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 105.80

    The Van Schoiack Farmhouse is incorporated in the present Miller cottage. Part of the Van Schoiack farm was subdivided as “Sea Beach Place” around 1900.


1895 - Cottage listed as being built

1898 - W. C. Vagin/ Willis C. Vajen - Sea Beach - large lot


1900 - Charles E. Coffin [Charles Emmett Coffin]

1905 - Built - An Open Letter.

Mr. M. R . Cline, Culver Indiana

In making final settlement with you for my house at Maxinkuckee, I take much pleasure in saying that you have carried out your contract with me to my entire satisfaction in every particular.

When I made the contract with you last fall to build my cottage, I satisfied myself that you were sufficiently responsible to do the work w ithout any bond and so gave you the contract without any security whatever

It is therefore a great satisfaction to certify that the lumber and material furnished by you are fully up to the requirements of the specifications, and that the labor and workmanship are first class in every respect

You have performed your part of the agreement; honestly and promptly, and delivered my cottage to me on time, according to contract and with all bills of labor and material fully paid In my intercourse with you in superintending this building. I have always found you agreeable and desirous of doing your work to rny entire satisfaction, and I take much pleasure in giving you thisletter, wholly unsolicited by you, as a mark of my esteem and confidence, and you are at perfect liberty to use the letter in any way you see proper.

I certainly wish you success in all your affairs, and with kind reagards I remain. Sincerely, Charles H. Coffin. - - Aug. 3, 1905


1910 June 9 - Mr. Cline is building two additions, each 10 X 25 for use as bedrooms at C. E. Coffin cottage and is extending the front porch 19 feet.

1914 Oct 22 - W. W. and Harry Parsons to B. and Ott, lot 13 Sea Beach Place, Lake Maxinkuckee $57.70

1919, Mar 26 - Charles E Coffin will put a new roof on his lake cottage "Manana" and build a couple of porches this spring.
    1929 - Jan 30 - Hervey Bates, Pioneer Cottager, Died at 97.... Mr. Bates had been coming to the lake every year for a long time and only sold his two cottages about a year ago when he became to feeble to make the trip each summer....

it can be concluded it is the Coffin cottage "Portledge" as stated above
    1910 June 9 - Mr. cline is building two additions, each 10 X 25 for use as bedrooms at C. E. Coffin cottage and is extending the front porch 19 feet.

By Hervey Bates obitary he sold it only a few years before his death in 1927


1930 -- Coffin, C. E. [The Coffin Family]

1933 - Jul 19 Chas. Coffin to Jean F. Ingraham and Carlin Bradley lots 11,13,14 Sea Beach Place Maxinkuckee

1952 -- C. H. Bradley (324 East Side; PH:119-R3) [ Charles Harvey Bradley]
    J. H. Ingram [Jonas Howard Ingram] (324 East Side; PH:119-??)

1953 -- C. Harvey Bradley [Charles Harvey Bradley]

1958 Lake Directory - 1480 C. Harvey Bradley - Mrs. Henry W. Bliss, 3171 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Ind

1979 -- Mrs. C. Harvey (Caroyln Coffin) Bradley - Bradley-Mosely-Walker Cottage

1989-19__ -- C. Harvey Bradley, W. B. Mosely, & Walker H.& Elizabeth Bradley

1993 Bradley-Moseley-Walker

2005-6 Bradley Cottage - S. B. Peacock, J. Bradley, K. W. Bradley & Port Inc.

2007 Mar 22 Platted int Portledge Subdivision
Lots Number Eleven (11), Twelve (12), and Thirteen, (13) in Sea Beach Place Addition to Lake Maxinkuckee. as per Plat Book 1 on page 172 in the Recorders Office of Marshall County, Indiana. Except five (5) feet of the South side of Lot Thirteen (13). All in Section 22-T32N-R1E, Union township, Marshall county, Indiana.


2007 - Apr. S. B. Peacock & J Bradley; K. W. Bradley & Portledge Inc.

2007 Apr. - May 2009 Kathern Bradley Mosley & Portledge Inc.

2007 Apr. - 2007, Mar. - Kathern Bradley Mosley & Portledge Inc. Sally Bradley Peacock & Jane Coffin Bradley

2009 - May - 2019 Kathern B Mosley Rev Trust - Carolyn M Madala, Katherine M Krieg & Portledge Inc.

Lake access - there was to have to been a access site here between this parcel of 1470 E Shore and the next which is 1480 but for as long as I can remember it has been grass covered and has had trees and brush overgrown in it - David Burns also stated that it was lake access when he worked on constructing the sea wall for one of the cottages in the late 1970's or early 1980's; as some of the brush had to be trimmed back to gain access to the lake front in order to pour cement; so the heavy cement mixer trucks would not traverse over the septic and main yard which was soft. It is shown of the plat maps of the past and present.

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