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

681 East Shore Drive  


James F. D. Lanier of Jefferson county, Indiana on 30 June 1837 was issued Certificate #7338 for the North west quarter of section fifteenand the East half of the South East Quarter of Section Seventeen in township thirty two containing 240 acres.

William Thompson was from Fayette county, Indiana and on 10 August 1837 he was issued Certificate #6822 for the East fractional part of Section Fifteen containing 344 96/100 acres. Which borders Lake Maxinkuckee. Note he also had 2 outher land certificates for land in Section 10

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

1835-1837 Plat Map
Section 15: Lot 1 - 41.75A
Section 15 Lot 2 - 32.25A
Section 15 Lot 3 - 57.88A.
Section 15 Lot 4 - 47.30A

1872 Plat Map
A. T. Benedict 160A
J. Hissong 91A
G. Peeples 10 A
C. Filer 40 A
T HOughton 40A
W. Densmore 80A
E. Parker 80A

1876 Plat Map
J. Wylie
G. Peeples

1880 Plat Map
A. t. Bendedict 89A, 44,75A, 38.25A
J. Hissong 92.40A
G. Peeples/Peoples 16.90A
F Parker 80A
W. Dinsomre 80A
F. Overmyer 40A
T Houghton 40A

From the Logansport Daily Journal page 3 dated Aug. 27, 1882:
    All the preliminaries for the extension of the Logansport branch of the Vandalia railway to Lake Michigan have been satisfactorily adjusted, and upon compliiance with a few easy conditions the contact will be closed, and the work will be commenced and pushed to completion.

    Readers of the Journal are familiar with the route of this line to Marmont (Maxinkuckee), and will have no difficulty in following it to South Bend and the lake...
    With these advantages before them, our citizens are asked to consider one of the conditions above named, which condition is that the right of way shall be furnished free to the new line thorugh our county. The estimated cost of this right of way is from $7,000 to $10,000 and it is proposed to raise the amount by subscription. A consideraable portion of this subscription has already been secured, and a committee appointed for that purpose will make an effort to raise the remainder during the present week...

1883 - Oct 6 - The.Vandaiia railroad company commenced laying iron at Marmount a d ay or two ago, and-withln a short time the tract will be completed from Maxinkuckee lake to the Nickle Plate railroad, a distance of about three miles,- Logansport Pharos Tribune

1896 Historical notations map

1898 Plat Map
Culver Military Academy 16.52A
H. H. Culver 76.46A
H. H. Culver 39.35A
H. H. Culver 35.27A, 57.66A
F. Overmyer 40A
Wn. Dinsmore 80A B. Mc Keen
H. H. Culver
C. Peoples
R O Venneouwt (Vonneut)
G. Peeples 11.90A


1908 Plat Map
Culver Military Academy
H. H. Culver Est.
Ira Marriz 40A
Thos Houghton 40A
Mary J Hissong Est.
F. M. Parker 20A
D. W. Marks 20A
Jenny Marks 40A


July 30, 1914 - Knight Culver is finishing up and adding to his cement block garage building and has started a cement block bungalow for the use of his farmer, James McAndrews. Alex Dinsmore is in charge of the work.

1916 - Oct 19 - Keen & Buckheister are errecting a cement block two story addition to the K. J. Culver's lakeside home. It is 44X34 and contains ten or twelver rooms. There will be an electric fan in every roo.m.

1935 - Feb 27 - Maxinkuckee Inn Is Undergoing Changes
    Culver Cottage is to Be Made into Golfer's Hotel

    Extensive changes are being made at the Maxinkuckee Inn and a remodeling program has been announved for the former K. K. Culver cottage that will greatly imrprove the hotel faciilities for those visiting the Academy or Lake>
    Plan Fifteen Rooms

    The former K. K. Culver cottage is to be made into an inn this spring. It is located on the east side of Lake Maxinkuckee and as it will be near the golf course it has already been named the Golf Club.

    The home will be converted into a small inn with fifteen rooms, each with a private bath. There will be a large lounge equipped with furniture in the modernistic pattern.

    The addition of the new Golf Club to the Inn's properties makes four modern hotel buildings available to the Inn's patrons and assures Culver visitors hotel service of the highest quality at all times, even during the holiday rushes at Easter and commencemnt.

1958 Lake Directory - 681 CMA Faculty Apartments

19_-2017 - 4 - Apartments Culver Educational Foundation Faculty (non-lakefront)

2017, Dec - They combinded 5 parcels of land into one - the K. K. Culver Cottage, Golf Course and Woodcraft Camp ACREAGE:TOTAL 222.099 S1/2 NE EX LOT 3 EX PT W OF RD NE SEN31.27A LOT 4 EX S40A E1/2 SE 61/2 A S PT N 31.27A LOT 4 E OF RD

S PT N 31.27A LOT 4 E RD 6.5A/5.160A Golf course

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