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


To quote Bob Rust he wrote - in the 1908's for the Pilot-News and also some is found in his historical review of Grace United Church of Christ:

    "The environs of Lake Maxinkuckee, once the haven for Pottowatomies, and later for fishermen and marine activities, has had a special appeal for many families whose well-maintained and distinctive residences add to the shoreline landscape.

    In early pioneer days, the shore area of Lake Maxinkuckee was not too accessible with much of the area heavily wooded. Undulating terrain rose from nearby wetlands on the north, south and west sides of the lake to high ground overlooks, some of which were quite precipitous.

    Lake-side development, which began in the 1880s on shore bordering farmland, has continued through the years. Today more than 310 homes occupy nearly all of the shore area. Lakeshore land which 120 years ago could be purchased for as low as $5 per acre and later in 1898 East Shore developments for $200 per lot, and is today quite costly.

    Many second and third generation families continue as owners of lake property. Where appeal of the lake made it a summertime spa in earlier times, today the comfortable family homes are centers of year-round living and activity..

    ...For example, Lake Maxinkuckee's shores became the center where families from Logansport, Peru, Terre Haute, Indianapolis, and other cities built their second homes.

    Development began along the North and East Shores. Then came home building on Long Point, the West Shore, and later along the South Shore, and more recently in the Venetian Village area."

Cottage Index

Culver Properties

Folrath Cottage

Tramps & Cottages - 1908



Cottage Names

1936 Article on Lake Maxinkuckee & cottages

East Side Historic District

East Side Views Unknown

James F. D. Lanier

Maxinkuckee Landing

Obits Unconnected

Lost or Forgotten cottages on the North Side

Vonnegut Family Index

Vonnegut Properties

Vonnegut Orchard


Lots & Cottagers 1876- to Present, Maps Index  

Unknown Photo Album

Charles E. Coffin and Marjorie McKenzie Ogle Scrape Books 1904-1909

Roscoe Stevens Built & Remodeled Homes in the Culver Area. A list, Some pictures of them.

Logansport Settlement .htm Logansport Plat cottages Burned - 1892 - Murdock, Wilson, Snider, Rice, Forgy & Purcell

Little Logansport - 1947

Snippets - On the Side Menu bar - Gossip tidbits about cottagers & cottages

House of a Thousand Candles, 762 East Shore Dr.

The Vonnegut House

Scoville & Knapp cottages Burn - 1910

1919 Numbering System What's In a Name?

Long Point Index

Little Logansport On The Lake 1947

Logansport List of cottages


1906 Cottage Valuations

Cottage Transfers

Cottagers 1905

1930 Cottagers

Cottagers 1952(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1960 (Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1961(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1974(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1975(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1976(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1977(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1978(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1979(Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1980 (Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1988 (Per telephone directory)

Cottagers 1998 (Per telephone directory)

Hornung Cottage Burns - 1910

Photos of Unknown cottages - Needs to be attached to a cottage address of today.

Burkett Cottage burns - 1933

Lake Taxpayers Defeat Petitions - 1958

1899 Heavy Taxation