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

Moses H. Scott  



?? MOSES H. SCOTT, Jan 01, 1833, Cass Co, IN. married MARGARET AMANDA HARS, b. May 16, 1817, Miami Co, OH; d. Apr 22, 1852, Westport, Kansas City, MO; daughter of Rober Hars and Mary McCorkle

1892 - Jul 22 Mr. M. H. Scott, of Danville, Ill., has a cottage at the lake. He was a government contractor in the early "thirties" and had considerable to do with tbe Pottawattomies. He was present at the treaty of 1883, and was one of the number who helped move the tribe to Kansas - Logansport Pharos

1897 - July 23 Culver Herald -

    A Long and Eventful Life. Situated upon one of tho most picturesque spots upon the east side of Maxenkuckee Lake, can be found the cottage owned by Mr. M. H. Scott, of Danville, III., said cottage now being occupied by its venerable owner.,

    A synopsis of whose life we now attempt to give, or at least that portion which bears directly upon Maxenkuckee Lake and counties adjoining.

    The subject of this sketch was born in 1807 and spent his early boyhood days in the state of Ohio, moving with his parents to Indiana in 1811, just before the famous battle of Tippecanoe was fought, and settled in St. Joseph county.

    At that time, where cities and villages now stands for a rndius of hundreds of miles around, nothing but dence forests were visable, which were inhabited by Savages and wild animals. It was surrounded by such environments that Mr. Scott grew to manhood, and in the summer of 1824 he was actively engaged in various occupations where the city of St. Joe now stands.

    In 1825, he came to Lake Maxenkuckee, and built the first house that ever graced the shores of Lake Maxenkuckee, or in fact the first house seen in this section.

    He erected four houses for the Indians upon the very grounds where the Edwards’ cottage now stands, known as Halcyon Villa. They were built for the Indians of round logs each house containing one large room.

    At that time there were only two white men in Lnion township, one was a blacksmith by tho name of John Lindsey, and the other a man by the name of Rose, who ran a sort of a grist mill for the Indians, both men being furnished by the government.

    In the same year 1825, he built several houses eight miles east of this place, near Argos, and one great, double log house for Chief Aubbeenaubbee.

    He collected the first taxes ever collected in St Joseph and Elkhart counties, and says the money derived from said source was rather small in amount.

    He says that old Aubbeenaubbee was not the great mogul chief of the tribes roaming through forests at that time but that Chief Toppeneby, who lived on the banks of Lake Michigan, where St. Joe now stands, was the great high ruler of the various tribes.

    Mr Scott will be 91 years old his next birthday, and is yet in quite vigorous health and bids fair to live several years yet and as it would take several volumes to give an accurate account of his eventful career we close by appending a few verses by “ Our Poet" H. E. Winks.

    How delightful to the eye
    Would be the scenes of early manhood.
    Could they now. in his old age
    Be presented to view.
    He came to Indiana
    And into this country.
    When "Injuns” were numerous
    While the "whites” numbered two.

    He has seen Aubbeenaubbee
    The beloved—the famous big Red-man
    And he knew him far better
    Then he knows any of you.
    As carpenter and builder
    He built for the chieftain
    The first Indian log-house
    Of which any one knew.

    He is now in his ‘’nineties”
    And lives comfortably and hearty
    In his snug little cottage.
    On Maxenkuekee’s shore.
    Here he dwelt with the “ red-skins”
    Back in the twenties
    And saw them by the hundreds—
    Yes. many, many more.

    Its interesting to listen
    To this almost “Centenarian”—
    To the history and data
    He delights to give you.
    To the history of "Toppeneby,”
    The "Big Injun mogul"
    To the history of the battle
    Of Tippecanoe.


1899 - sep 29 C. F. Rauch is in Fort Wayne attending the funeral of his uncle, Moses H. Scott. Mr. Scott and W. H. Brown were the first to build cottages at Lake Maxinkuckee. - Logansport Pharos

Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920

Name: Moses Scott

Date: 27 Sep 1899

Location: Fort Wayne book CH-3 on page 21

the Mcdonald history:
    Mr. Moses H. Scott, whose cottage was on the east shore of the lake, in a conversation a year or more ago, said that he had the contract for the building of the cabins for Nees-wau-gee and Quash-qua, and that they were erected in 1828-32.

    He also participated in the removal of the large bands of Indians that were taken away in 1837. In peaking of he said:
      "The party who removed the Indians consisted of Col. Abel C. Pepper, of RIsing SUn, Indiana, Louis H. Sands, John B. Duret and myself. We went from Logansport to the Indian village near South Bend, where we collected the. There were about 500 removed, most of whom were under Chief Top-in-e-bee. We wished to remove Chief Po-ka-gon and his tribe also, but he refused to go and obtained permission from the Government to remove his tribe to Saginaw, Michigan. We took the 500 Indians to Chicago. Our instructions were to get them to Kansas if possible; otherwise to Council Bluffs. At a consultation held at Chicago 200 agredd to go to Kansas, and I took them there. Sands took the others to Council Bluffs. We had no military organization whatever."






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