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

John E. Dennie Farm "The Suburban"  




"The Suburban", Home of John E> Dennie, R.F.D. 2 Culver, Indiana


1908 - somtime after John E. Dennie purchased of
    John W. Sluder - 37A
    Lovina Ulery - 27A
    Geo. Burkert - 9.26A
1922 25.76, 19 and 32 acres


John Ellsworth Dennie BIRTH Jan 1863 Newport, Johnson County, Iowa DEATH 30 Nov 1950 Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery PlymouthMarshall County Indiana burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall CountyIndiana son of John Caldwell Dennie & Sarah Ann Roberts
    John E. Dennie, Former Trustee, Passes Away

    John E. Dennie, well known former resident of this community and one-time trustee of Union Township.passed away last Thursday, NOv. 30 at his home in Norfolk, Nebr.

    Tine and details concerning the funeral and interrment conducted at Norflok were not available

    Born near Argos, Mr. Dennie was 88 years of age at the time of his death.

    When quite small his parents moved to Iowa where his father died when Mr. Dennie was 12 years of Age.

    Returning to Indiana the family located near Argos where John assumed a larger share of the duties of operating the farm.

    A number of years later he went to South Bend where he was employed as a fruit and vegetable salesman.

    Mr. Dennie was employed as a carpneter during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892.

    Later he again became a salesman of fruit and vegetables in Chicago.

    In 1912 Mr. Dennie located near Culver.

    In 1922 he was elected assessor of Uniotn Township and in 1926 was elected trustee in which capacity he served for six years. During his term of office the present Community Building was erected. Illness prevented his finishing the second term as trustee.

    Following the death of his wife in 1936 he moved to Winter Haven Fla. where he operated an Orange grove later going to Norfolk, Nebr.

    Among the survivors are his wife and a son Elmer Dennie of Marsilon, Ohio.


married 23 Mar 1887 Marshall county Indiana Laura Ann "Cricket" Vanlue born 13 Apr 1865 {12 Mar 1874] in Argos Marshall county Indiana Death: Apr 30 1941 Clinton Summit, Ohio. Burial: May 2 194

Clinton Cemetery Clinton Summit County Ohio. daughter of David VanLue and Lucinda Bales She married2) <--- ?? John C. ?? --> Myers 3) 27 Aug 1910 Summit county , Ohio George Wesley Kraft Birth: 17 Aug 1876 Franklin/ Round Bottom, Monroe, Ohio Death: 3 Mar 1929 Ohio burial Clinton Cemetery Clinton, Summit County, Ohio son of Henry Kraft & Louisa Burkhart Child of Laura VanLue and John Dennie
    Elmer Ellsworth Dennie, b. 08 Oct 1887, Marshall Co Indiana; d. Oct 1975, Templeton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania BURIAL Kellersburg Methodist Cemetery Kellersburg, Armstrong County, PennsylvaniaHe married (1) CLARA MOORE. She was born 1885 in Ohio and died 13 Jan 1979 in Shelby, Ohio. He married (2) FERN O ---. She was born 1899 in Pennsylvania, and died 14 Oct 1968 in Canton, Stark Co Ohio. Kellersburg Methodist Cemetery Kellersburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania,


married 2nd - 13 Nov 1892 Colehour, Cook, Illinois Alice Wallace Birth 24 Jan 1868 Marshall County Indiana Death: 25 Mar 1936 Union twp, Marshall county, Indiana burial: Maple Grove Cemetery Argos Marshall County Indiana daughter of Isaac Wallace & Isabelle Emily Snyder
    Mrs John E. Dennie Dies in Home Near Culver

    Mrs. John E. Dennie, 68, residing near Culver, passed away late Wednesday evening, March 25, 1935.

    She had been in poor health for two years.

    She is survived by her husband, John E. Dennie; three sisters: Mrs. Alzina Harries of Winfield, Kansas; Mrs. Katherine Duff, Argos; and Mrs. Ida Beall of South Bend; one brother John Wallace of near Argos.

    Mrs. Dennie was a member of Grace Reformed Church, Home Econoics club and Culver City Club.

    Funeral services were held in the Culver Grace Reformed Church at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

    Burial was made in Mape Grove cemetery, near Argos.


Seems to have remarried for a 3rd time between 25 Mar 1936 and the 1940 to another Whose Name was also an Alice but middle intial of M and born about 1868 in Indiana. Also his obit states he was sruvived by his wife.

1937 - Feb 26 - Public Auction - AS I have rented my farm, will offer for sale at my farm 1 mile Northwest of Culver 1-4 mils north of ROad 10 on the Doll Road.... John E. Dennie...

1937 - Apr 14 - Pans Trip West
    John E. Dennie plans to leave the first of next week on an automoble trip to the west coast.

    He will be gone about four weeks, visiting relatives as well as sight-seeing.

    Upon his return Mr. Dennie, who is a former township trustee, will locate in Plymouth and engage in the sale of real estate.


1938 - Jun 1 - FIsh and Game Club Buys 40 more acres
    The Maxinkuckee Fish & Game Club has increased its acerafe to 78 by the purchase of 40 acres of John E. Dennie. This land is adjancent to the site west of the town of Road 10 where the rearing ponds are located.

    Paul SNyder has purchased the remained of the Dennie farm, which includes 67 acres and buildings. Both tractts brought a total of $5750.


Year: 1870; Census Place: Big Grove, Johnson, Iowa; Roll: M593_400; Page: 250A
Name: John E Derway [John E Dennie]
Age in 1870: 7
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1870: Big Grove, Johnson, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Solon
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
John C Derway 44
Sarah A Derway 32
Andrew J Derway 13
Ida May Derway 10
Flora M Derway 9
John E Derway 7
Malvin H Derway 6
Willard R Derway 3

Nebraska, State Census, 1885
Name: John Dennia [Dennie]
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birth Place: Iowa
Race: White
Census Date: 24 Jun 1885
Census Location: Walace Creek Precinct, Greeley, Nebraska
Enumerator: T. B. Lyman
Film Roll: M352_23 Page: 28

Year: 1880; Census Place: Center, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 116B; Enumeration District: 104; Name: John E. Dennie
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1880: Center, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Sarah A. Dennie
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: At Home
Household Members: Name Age
Sarah A. Dennie 42
Flora M. Dennie 20
John E. Dennie 17
Malvern C. Dennie 16
William R. Dennie 13
Malinda Roberts 73

Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920
Name: John E. Dennie
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1863
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 13 Nov 1892
Marriage Place: Colehour, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name: Alice Wallace
Spouse Age: 24
Spouse Gender: Female

Year: 1900; Census Place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 402; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0131
Name: John Dennie
Age: 37
Birth Date: Jan 1863
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Alice Dennie
Marriage Year: 1892
Years Married: 8
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Dennie 37
Alice Dennie 32
Emily Wallace 63

Year: 1900; Census Place: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1240391 Name: Laura Dennis [Laura Dennie]
Age: 34
Birth Date: Apr 1866
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana
Ward of City: 3 513
Street: Monroe St
Sheet Number: 10
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 155
Family Number: 247
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother: Number of Living Children: 1
Mother: How Many Children: 1
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
House Owned or Rented: O
Home Free or Mortgaged: F
Farm or House: H
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Laura Dennis 34
Elmer E Dennis 12

Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 Name: Laura Myers [Laura Vanlue]
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 36
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1874
Birth Place: Argos, Marshall Co, Ind.
Marriage Date: 27 Aug 1910
Marriage Place: Summit, Ohio, USA
Father: David Vanlue
Mother: Lucinda Bailes
Spouse: George W Kraft

Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T625_456; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 182
Name: John E Dennie
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1920: Union, Marshall, Indiana
House Number: Farm
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Alice Dennie
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: General Farm
Employment Field: Own Account
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John E Dennie 57
Alice Dennie 51

Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: Alice Dennie [Alice Wallace]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 68
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1868
Birth Place: Marshall County
Death Date: 25 Mar 1936
Death Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: John E Dennie
Father: Isaac Wallace
Mother: Emily Snyder

Year: 1940; Census Place: Winter Haven, Polk, Florida; Roll: T627_613; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 53-37
Name: John E Dennie
Age: 77
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Winter Haven, Polk, Florida
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Avenue A N E
House Number: 420 Rear
Inferred Residence in 1935: Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska
Residence in 1935: Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska
Sheet Number: 15B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 305
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 1000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John E Dennie 77
Alice M Dennie 72

Year: 1940; Census Place: Winter Haven, Polk, Florida; Roll: T627_613; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 53-37
Name: Alice M Dennie
Respondent: Yes
Age: 72
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Winter Haven, Polk, Florida
Map of Home in 1940: View Map Street: Avenue A N E
House Number: 420 Rear
Inferred Residence in 1935: Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska
Residence in 1935: Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska
Sheet Number: 15B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John E Dennie 77
Alice M Dennie 72

Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current Name: Laura Vanlue Kraft
Gender: Female
Death Age: 76
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1865
Residence Place: Argos
Death Date: 30 Apr 1941
Death Place: Ohio
Burial Date: 2 May
Burial Place: Clinton, Ohio
Obituary Date: 22 May 1941
Obituary Place: Argos, Indiana, United States of America
Child: Elmer E. Dennie

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Alice Dennie
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1948
Street address: 307 Philip av
Residence Place: Norfolk, Nebraska, USA
Spouse: John E Dennie
Publication Title: Norfolk, Nebraska, City Directory, 1948

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Alice Dennie
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1950
Street address: S07 Philip av
Residence Place: Norfolk, Nebraska, USA
Spouse: John E Dennie
Publication Title: Norfolk, Nebraska, City Directory, 1950






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