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

Early Abstracts of Lake Maxinkuckee, Index  



Lake Maxinkuckee is located in the fractional sections of 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 27 and 34 of Township 32 North Range One East; and the property was considered lakefront.

This page will be the listing of the original Abstracts of the property Around Lake Maxinkuckee. I have taken what I designed for the early landowers and taken some of it off except for the land patents; as this is where most abstract will start at.

The abstracts will be listed under the proper section below and by current address. It is hoped that anyone having an orginal abstract whether partial or complete will be willing to share it and its genealogical and historical content for the history of Lake Maxinkuckee - its cottages and its people.

Also the which is believed to be the original survey map for the area of 1834-5. The 1830-1840 plat map as presented on its own page. And also here as I have sectioned it down to North - East - South and West; this looks to me to be an original mapping done for the U. S. Government land patent office for means of issuing land patents for the area. A summary of the early landowners for the lake area from Marshall county records. And the Indian Villiages.

The largest land patent holder of Lake Maxinkuckee was James F. D. Lanier - all his patents are listed below. Here is his own autobiography and here is a compiled biography from history sources on Indiana.

There is some abstractions of names only from abstracts that can be useful clues.

I will scan originial abstracts and burn a copy to cd for anyone who is willing to contribute them to the site and history of Lake Maxinkuckee; (you specify cut off date/page) but will scan whole abstract and put on cd. Even tho many will probably duplicate data I will put each up in full for the genealogical and historical value contained within them as well. For now I will limit this project to the following sections of Culver or Union Township: fractional sections of 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 27 and 34 of Township 32 North Range One East.

Below are enlarged areas of those sections surrounding the lake divided down to North, East, South and West; by clicking on the image a larger version photo only will come up.

Section 16 - Northwest
    Section 16: 500.90A (North shore town and academy)


No land patents were found for Section 16

Abstracts/Deeds Section 16 -




Section 15 North East
    Section 15: Lot 1 - 41.75A
    Section 15 Lot 2 - 32.25A
    Section 15 Lot 3 - 57.88A.
    Section 15 Lot 4 - 47.30A

Land Patents for Section 15: >

William Thompson obtained the land patent for the East half of fractional fifteen in township thirty-two, of Range one, East containing 344 96/100 acres on 10 August 1837.

James F. D. Lanier obtained the land patent of the North West quarter of Section fifteen which would of been 160 acres; also a part of this patent was the East half of the South quarter of Section 17 which would of been 80 acres for a total of 240 acres on 30 June 1837. With other land patents listed on this page James F. D. Lanier owned approximately 1129 10/100 acres of land around the lake.

Abstracts/Deeds Section 15 -



Section 22 - East:
    Section: 22 Lot 2 - 45.45A
    Section 22 Lot 3 - 45.45A
    Section 22 Lot 4 - 55.70A


No land patents for Section 22 was found; by early Plat Map this were Indian Reservation; as was a portion of Sec. 27.

Abstracts/Deeds Section

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Section 27 - Southeast:
    Section 27 Lot 1 - 49.70A

    Section 27 Lot 2 - 34.31A

    Section 27 Lot 4 - __.__A


Land Patent Section 27 James F. D. Lanier obtained a land patent for the Fractional Section Twenty seven. Acreage is undeterminable by the certificate for this piece of land. This patent also contained land in sections Twenty, Twenty one and Twenty eight for a total of 793 32/100 acres total.

Abstracts/Deeds Section 27

Section 21 - West:
    Section 21 Lot 1 - 52.41A
    Section 21 Lot 2 - 41.92A
    Section 21 Lot 3 - __.__A [41.49]
Setion 28 - Southwest:
    Section 28 Lot 1 - __.__A
    Section 28 Lot 2 - 26.60A
    Section 28 Lot 3 - 39.16A
    Section 28 Lot 4 - 51._0A
    Section 28 Lot 6 - 36.6_A


Land Parents Sections 21 & 28: James F. D. Lanier obtained a land patent for the Fractional section Twenty one. Acreage is undeterminable by the certificate for this piece of land. This patent also contained land in sections Twenty, Twenty seven and Twenty eight for a total of 793 32/100 acres total.
    An abstract states the patent date of 26 February 1836 for section 21 and the acreage for this section as 155.82A. This abstract of this area being


James F. D. Lanier obtained a land patent for the Fractional section Twenty eight. Acreage is undeterminable by the certificate for this piece of land. This patent also contained land in sections Twenty, Twenty one and Twenty seven for a total of 793 32/100 acres total.

Abstracts/Deeds Section 21



Abstracts/Deeds Section 28

Section 34 - South
    Section: 34 Lot _ - 32.__A
    Section 34 Lot 2 - 48.90A
    Section 34 Lot 7 - 37.30A


Land Patents for Section 34:James F D. Lanier obtained the land patent the North half of section thirty four which would of been approximately 118 79/100 acres; with this was the East half of the North East quarter of section thirty three which contained 80 acres for a total of 198 79/100 acres on 30 June 1837. With other land patents listed on this page James F. D. Lanier owned approximately 1129 10/100 acres of land around the lake.

Abstracts/Deeds Section 34






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