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

1880 Plat Map  







Ny clicking on some of the images it will take you to a larger on of each - the smaller individual properties will not enlarge for now but the sections of North, East, South and West will. I need to find a copy to re-scan of both the 1880 and 1881 maps so I can possibly get clear crops of the smaller property sections..

There is another map that looks the same as this one labeled 1881 myself I can not see much difference - tho it may be there.

This is probably an incomplete listing probably of cottage lots and owners - but this is what was listed on the plat map of 1876 and what I am able to decipher of it. I hope to connect everything from the 1876 plat map forward but that will take time and much more research - in hopes of making an accurate history and genealogy of the lake and along the way gathering pictures, maps, stories, myths, legends, biographies, obitauries etc. to enhance it.

None of these listings are eteched in stone - it is probably just a partial listing from sources during this time period - and based on known facts of 1876, on the plat map - everything may change if I can ever get the use of some of the abstracts or cottagers step forth with corrected data.

I will try and carry this data forward to each of the plat maps if I can connect from this one to the next.

Hopefully from deeds, abstracts and future research we can list the complete property owners at this time.

NOTE the black solid square represents an actucal building on the acerage or lot and its approcimate location


North





Here is some interesting facts stated about the orginial property owenrs of the north side of the lake:

Zina and Emma Duddleson


...The grandfather of Zina was a Civil War veteran and a farmer. His later years were lived in the Argos vicinity.
The great-granfather originally owned the Thomas Houghton farm to the Maxinkuckee Lake on the west side of Burr Oak ROad. The land now occupied by the Vandalia Park, was part of this farm and was given to Dr. Durr in payment for medical services. The consideration was $50., as great-grandfather Duddleson considered it of little farming value. .....

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentenial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 153 - Marcella White.


1880 - E. Parker 27A [Eli Parker] - 77A (?)

It is known if this is in Marmont now Culver or Maxinkuckee Village as he owned property both places.

1876 - J. Castleman
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1880 - Lake View Club - 15A

1850 - I. N. Morris [Isaac N. Morris]
1876 - I. N. Morris [Isaac N. Morris]


1880 - R. W. Watt - 15a - In back of Lake View club

1850 - I. N. Morris [Isaac N. Morris]
1876 - I. N. Morris [Isaac N. Morris]




1850 - 1880 - I. N. Morris 185A [Isaac N. Morris]

1876 - I. N. Morris [Isaac N. Morris] - 185a

Mc Donald States: In 1850, Isaac N. Morris, father of Capt. Ed Morris, moved to the lake, locating on the north shore, on the farm now owned by A. N. Bogardus, His land ran down to the lake, taking in all the lake front from the Lake View Hotel grounds to and including the Palmer house.

By 1880 he had sold 15A off to the Lake View Culb and another 15 A off to R. W. Watt.; leaving him with probably 155a


1872-1880 - A. T. Benedict Aubbenaubbee Bay Farm 44.75; 58.35; & north of these both is 80A [Aaron Benedict]

18_ - John Mitchell
1876 - Not listed


1872 – Landmark “Pine Tree House” built by A.T. Benedict, Maxinkuckee. Benedict ran sawmill on dammed creek running through Bigley property, ---also Grist Mill.

From Corwin's One Townships Yesterday's:

    The new-comers to the lakeside settlement are Aaron T. Benedict and his wife Cordelia, with their children. They had moved here from Miami County and settled at the extreme north end of the lake. It was in 1872 that, they located here.

    The Benedict homestead was established on a knoll somewhat back from the lake. Pine trees were planted around it. These grew and grew, and in the passing years witnessed the changing fortunes of the family in the house they sheltered. Finally, by marriage and death, the Benedicts were parted and scattered, and there came a day when the homestead was deserted. At length the house itself was gone, and only the pine trees remained on the knoll that overlooked the lake. There they stand to this day, a little grove of them, grown real tall now, landmarks, telling the story of human habitation there once where no dwelling stands any more.

    The Benedict homestead beneath these trees was north of the present Road 10 and east of the Hibbard Road. The highways today are not as they originally were. In the 'seventies the old roads ran close to the house. There was a three-point intersection almost in front of the house, where the highway from Marmont, coming diagonally and directly northeast from the lakeside, joined the eastbound Argos Road and the Hibbard Road. The Argos Road was immediately south of the Benedict house, while the Hibbard Road then followed a northwesterly trend till it reached the Shaw school house, then proceeded north a short stretch before turning east, as now.

    "Aaron T. Benedict, my father, owned two hundred acres at the north end of the lake," says Mrs. Augusta Warner of Culver. "All of this is now the property of Culver Military Academy. The original site of the Academy was on the Benedict tract, bordering the bay. It was acquired by Henry H. Culver from the family."


The quote from the Thomas Bigley Biographical sketch in speaking of Aaron Benedict is:

    He also owned considerable acreage north of the lake along Aubbenaubbee Bay, 83 acres along the lake front and 200 acres thence north. He built a home approximately a half mile from the lake and planted pine trees around it. He never lived there, but rented it to his daughter, Augusta, and husband William WARNER and family. Later the house burned but the pine trees stand to this day; the site is historically known as the Pine Tree House. His land holdings were later acquired by Henry H. CULVER for the Culver Military Academy.


and another quip under the Wayne Flagg biographical sketch found in the same book [History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 -,Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg 169] that gives the location of this farmhouse is:

    Wayne's maternal grandparents, William B. Warner (1846-1898) and Augusta Benedict Warner (1848-1939),....

    The William Warners owned a farm that is now part of the Culver Military Academy Campus. Wayne's mother was born on this farm. The house was located near the pine trees where the activities of the Woodcraft Council Fires are held.


EAST



1880 - J. Hissong - 38.40A

183_ William Thompson
1876 - Not Stated


1876 - 1880 - G. Peeples [George Peeples/Peoples]

183_ William Thompson
1876 - Not Stated
Here begins alot of subdivied lots they are listed below as best as possible



Hilarity Hill 1880 - J. M. Mahfield/Muhlfield

183_ William Thompson
1876 - Not Stated


1880 - J. S. Hale etal ?

1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nees-waugh-gee & Quash-Qua
1876 - J. C. Milies


1880 - H. Wheeler



1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nees-waugh-gee & Quash-Qua
1876 - J. C. Milies


1880 - [note stated - Peru Club] one can see the black square on the lot

1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nees-waugh-gee & Quash-Qua
1876 - J. C. Milies


1880 - Boggs & Co. ?



1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nees-waugh-gee & Quash-Qua
1876 - J. C. Milies


1880 - J. H. & Alice Vafen [John Henry & Alice Vagen]

1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nees-waugh-gee & Quash-Qua
1876 - J. C. Milies


1880 - Rector & Thomas ?32A? & 85A -Rector Hotel

1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nees-waugh-gee & Quash-Qua
1876 - J. C. Milies


Maxinkuckee Landing

The East side Historic District - the official recording of this is: Also known as Lake Maxinkuckee Historic District - - Roughly, E Shore Dr. from W. 18th Rd.,to the E turn of IN 117, including Maxinkuckee Country Club, Culver. But a map I found expands it further north of the landing.


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

In the article: Map of Maxinkuckee Lake Culver Citizen July 16, 1903 D. McDonald ... Aub-bee-naub-bee creek named on the map which runs into the lake at the Halcyon boat house, ...

1835 - Indian Reservations Village of Aubbeenaubee

1863 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 

1876 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 




Aub-bee-naub-bee creek

Here again begins alot of subdivied lots they are listed below as best as possible

1835 - Indian Reservations Village of Aubbeenaubee

1863 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 

1876 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 




VanSoiak Farm


1880 - ? G. B. Foroy etal [Forgy]

1835 - Indian Reservations Village of Aubbeenaubee
1863 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 
1876 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 


1880 - R. Mc Quat [Robert L Mc Quat]

1835 - Indian Reservations Village of Aubbeenaubee
1863 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 
1876 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 
18__ - Lake View Club


1880 - L. T. Van Shoiack Louden T. Van Shoiak]   105.80 A(?)

1837 - ? June 30 - Land Patent to James F. D. Lanier
1863 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 
1876 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 


>1880 - S. Edwards 98.80A [Stephen Edwards]

1837 - 30 June - 30 June - James F. D. - Lanier land patent for Sec 34 118 79/100A,198 79/100A
1846 - Francis Edwards


1880 - J. Bozarth - 68.40A [Joesph Bozarth/Joseph Bozart/Joesph Busart]

1837 - June 30 - Land Patent to James F. D. Lanier
1865-1876 - not stated [by One Townships Yesterdays Jospeh Bozarth purchased in 1865]


South





1880 - D. Easterday 133.06A [Daniel Easterday]

1) Daniel EASTERDAY son of [-?-] Easterday was born in Ohio, November 26, 1835, and died in Culver, January 12, 1899. His wife, who before her marriage was JULIA MYERS, was born in Germany in 1830. At the age of nine, she came to America. She passed away, December 23, 1883, on the homestead farm, now owned by JOHN KLINE, and was buried on Christmas Day. Children were all born in Ohio.

The land he settled on had been previously occupied; it was the MC MILLEN place. The MC MILLEN family lived there when he came.

Daniel's consisted of 133.06 acres at the extreme southeast corner of the lake. It bordered on that body of water
The land he settled on had been previously occupied; it was the MC MILLEN place. The MC MILLEN family lived there when he came. He found a log house already located on the place, but it had rotted down and was hardly fit to live in. And since the MC MILLEN cabin was in such a state of decay

Daniel EASTERDAY decided that the best and only thing he should do was to build a log house of his own, immediately. Wasting no time, he set to work and soon had a snug and substantial home in readiness to shelter his family. That log house stood for a number of years, and was in use until such a time as the head of the family was in position to put up a more modern and commodious form of dwelling. Children were all born in Ohio.
    Laura Easterdau the oldest, deceased
    John Easterday deceased
    Wlliam S. (Samuel) Easterday the youngest, is the well-known undertaker, now of Culver
1837 - 30 June - 30 June - James F. D. - Lanier land patent for Sec 34 118 79/100A,198 79/100A
1876 - not stated
18__ - [-?-] McMillien


1878 - 1880 B. Easterday 89.29 [Benjamin Easterday]

Benjamin Easterday son of [-?-] Easterdayborn 1 Jan. 1840 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Died: 13 FEB 1926 married Amanda SHUPP Born: 27 MAY 1837 in Crawford, Ohio 5 Died: 04 DEC 1909 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Benjamin's land on the south shore and bordering also on the lake had 118.29 acres. District School No. 10, the Mt. Pleasant School, was located in the southwest corner of this land.Their children;
    1 Clara Almeda EASTERDAY Born: FEB 1885 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Died: 1966 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana married 18 SEP 1903 in Marshall, Indiana Claude Phillip Mikesell Born: JAN 1884 in Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., In. died: 1968 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana son of Nathaniel A. MIKESELL & Rachel A. BRYANT
    2) Laura Easterday m. __ Medbourn,
    3) John Easterday
    4) Lee Easterday
    5) Harvey Easterday
    6) Frank Easterday

1837 - 30 June - < 30 June - James F. D. - Lanier land patent for Sec 34 118 79/100A,198 79/100A
1876 - not stated


A small "triangle" on the parcel lines to the northwest

1880 - Thos. Mc Donald [Thomas Mc Donald]

This cottage is directly in line with S. Sycamore Rd. This area during the McDonald years was refered to as the ' Pottawattomie Reservation', Pottawattomie Wigwam' and sometimes simply 'Wigwam' even tho there was a cottage on the east side by that name.

Thomas McDonald also came from southern Indiana in the fall of 1835 and bought a piece of land near Maxinkuckee lake, upon which he built a log cabin, and in the spring of 1836 brought his family and began the labor of a pioneer in a new country. of Thomas' ancestry is found:
    Enos McDonald was born about 1750 in Caithness, Scotland; according the history account of the McDonalds, Logans, Dicksons and Brownlees. He immigrated to PA and married Rebecca Duncan (according to marriage records) in November 1772, in Middle Octoraro, Lancaster County, PA. They settled in Nottingham Twp., on Mingo Creek (about 400 acres), in Washington County, PA and lived there until after 1803, when they removed to Butler Co., Ohio. He named their homestead "Cathness" and the log cabin built there eventually evolved into a stone cottage, which is now a historical marker area in the Mingo Creek area, Their children were:
      Daniel,
      Leah and
      Rachel.
Daniel McDonald married Catherine Logan, in 1807 in Butler Co., OH. She was the daughter of Patrick Logan and Nancy Sally Harper of PA. Their son Thomas McDonald married Elizabeth Dickson; their son Daniel, writer of the referenced historical account and "A History of Marshall Co., Indiana, 1836-1888".

His wife was Elizabeth Dickson. Her death was found:

    Marshall County Democrat 20 May 1858. page 2
    - OBITUARY. Died at her residence in Plymouth, on the 13th inst., of Valiolord, Elizabeth, consort of Thomas McDonald, (ex-Editor of this paper.) aged fifty-two years.


He was a representatives in the Indiana Legislature From Marshall County from November, 1838, to September, 1840.

Mr. McDonald was taken with gangrene of the foot in the year 1875 and after lingering in great pain about six months died in that year.

1837 - 30 June - James F. D. - Lanier land patent for Sec 34 118 79/100A,198 79/100A
1876 - not stated




1880 - J. Farrar - 36.95A [Josiah Farrar]


From One Township Yesterday's: "There were 120 acres, known as the FARRAR lands now."

Aslo refered to as Farrar's Woods"

1837 - 30 June - 30 June - James F. D. - Lanier land patent for Sec 34 118 79/100A,198 79/100A
1876 - not stated


West



Reading from North to South.


By this L. D. WIseman had three properties two off the lalke and on small of uncertain amount all are tethered by a slanted "z"

1880 - L. D. Wiseman ? on lake; & 35.55A & 25.66A & 8._A

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed


1880 - W. J. Myers 17.85A - Note this could be the Myers Gardens that is referenced to in the 1890's

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed




This is the area on the East side fo main street from Davis down to west shore dr.

1880 - M. G. Gould 38.83A & 56.67

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed


1880 - E. Parker 27.42A

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed


1880 - J. Filer 10A



1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed




1880 . A__ert ? Lot 3?

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed
18__ - James and Emaline Green
18__ - Maria Burro


1880 A. C. Shepherd etal ?2? had a small lot subdivided off of the Green farm

1878-9 - Rochester Club
In 1878-9 ...About the same time several Rochester people formed a club and erected a clubhouse on Long point, on the west side of the lake, and occupied it with considerable irregularity for several years. The club went out of existence many years ago, but the club house still stands and has been remodeled into a double cottage, which is occupied by private families during the summer seasons. The Rochester people were the pioneers in discovering the beauties of Long point, being the first to erect a building there. For that reason for many years it was called "Rochester point," and even yet many of the early comers about the lake call it by that name. - - History of Marshall County Indiana (1908) Daniel Mc Donald pg. 100

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed


J. Green - 20A [James Green ] -
When he first came to the west shore of Lake Maxinkuckee where Long Point is located, there was no one established there. He bought all the land between Maxinkuckee and the little lake, including all of Long Point, the gravel pit property and adjacent acreage. - - The original Green homestead is still standing to this day, but not on its first site. It is now on the rise of the ground between the two lakes. The house originally stood close to the lake where the railroad right-of-way is now. We are told that the railroad came through in such a hurry, moving northward to terminate as while at Marmont Station that construction work had reached the house before the movers could get it moved. In fact, the tracks came pretty close to being laid right under the house, which was hurriedly moved out of the way and back on the hill where it now stands, today untenanted. - - When James Green settled at the southern base of Long Point and for a considerable period thereafter, he did not anticipate that his waterfront property would at some future date be in such demand by prospective summer cottagers as to command rich prices. So it was that, before the great in rush of the "lake people", he without ado and complacently thinking his deals successful sold good-sized lots to folks for about fifty dollars apeice. Some he almost gave away. His son got one for doing some extra chores. It was not so many years later that those self same "cheap" lots were in great demand for prices ranging into the thousands. - - On Long Point in the 'seventies, James Green had twenty acres of land left, and between the two lakes 83.47 acres. - One Townships Yesteryears


1880 - J. Green 83.47A [James Green]

1836/7 - James F. D. Lainer
1876 - Not listed


1880 - A. J. Harris 154.52A (corner of plat may touch lake edge)
 

1837 - 30 June - James F. D. - Lanier land patent for Sec 34 118 79/100A,198 79/100A
1876 - not stated







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