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

820 Lake Shore Dr.  

. Section 16 - 500.90A 1835 Original Survey
Section 16 c. 1837 500.90A (North shore town and academy)

1872 - Section. 16
    Est. of I N Morris 105 A ( also 80 A)
    J. Duddleson - 30.60A & 10A
    T. Houghton 90A.
    J. HOughton Acreage not stated
    J ___ name illegible 4A
    G. A. Durr 10A
    Lot no name no acreage stated
    G. A. Durr 5A? - res (Lot 2 3A & 3A)
    Dr. Durr No amount Stated lots as if to be 2 large
    L D W [Lorenzo W. Wiseman]

1876 - J. Castleman - 190A

1876 Section 16
    1850-1876 I. N. Morris 175/185a   [Isaac N. Morris] - 185 A

1880 North Section 16 - 500.90 Acres Town
    I N Morris 185.34
    B. W. Watt 15.50A
    LakeView Club 15A
    J Duddleson 109.31A
    Tho. Houghton 90A.
    J. E. Houghton 19.60A
    E Parker 27 A

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

1898 - Section 16
    L. C. Dillion - 10A, 99.31A, 79.76, 75.60A
    T. Houghton 89A
    A. Roughton
    E. Duddle(son) 9.60A
    E. Morris 21.49A/Morris Lake Front Plat
    T. H. & L RRR Lake View Club 15 A.
    J. J. Bryant
    Incorporated Limits of Culver

1900 - Evermans' Biological Survey


" 1922

18_ - 19__ - Daniel A. Bradley
    18 Sep 1896 - On account of failing health I want to sell or rent my entire business consisting of a grocery and restaurant with butcher shop in connection, also good barn. Posession w ill be given at once, excepting the butcher shop, that will be given the 1st of April 1897. A small stock of goods, fixtures etc., for sale at a bargain Call on or address, D. A. Bradley, Marmont, Ind.

2 Apr 1897 - Last Friday evening the Culver City Band repaired to the residence of D.. A. Bradley and favored that gentleman and his family with several fine selections- Edward Bradley has been a member of the band since its organization and will be greatly missed. Mr. Bradley nud wife left Saturday for Petoskey, Mich., and the balance of the family will follow in a few days.

1895 - Oct 5 - Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Koontz will occoupy tbe D. A. Bradley house for the winter

1 Oct 1903 is found in the Culver Citizen:
    Daniel Bradley is having the old house standing on his property at Bunker Hill tore down in preparatory to building a 7 room residence this fall.
and on 8 Oct 1903 is found:
    Al Keen has the contract to build Daniel A. Bradley's new house and began work on it lasr Wednesday.
and on 21 Jan 1904
    D. A. Bradley's new residence will soon be completed and when finished will be one of the finished residences of Culver. A. A. Keen is the builder.

1905 - Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bradley returned from Hot Springs, Ark. last Friday. They left her about the first of October intending to spend the winter moonths in the south but the climate did note agree with Mrs. Bradley's health.

1906 - May 24 - D. A. Bradley is among the nterprising citizens who have rejuvenated their tesidences with new paint this spring. 1907 - Apr 4 - D. A. Bradley is building a large lunch room on his property near the Vandalia station. It will be about 23X44 and will cost upwards of $600. Mr. Bradley found his home accomodations in such demand last season by vistiors that he has conculded to enlard his facilitied fro handling both transient and permanent trade.
    also added a barn estmated at $125 to the property

1910 - Sep 1 - D. A. Bradley is converting his barn into a four-room cottage at a cost of $500.

1914 - Nov. 21 - D. A. BRADLEY, a pioneer resident of Culver and Fulton county, is dead at Culver . Rochester Sentinel Saturday, November 21, 1914
    Poplar Grove Cemetery, Union Twp.: Daniel A. BRADLEY, father, Feb 5, 1851 - Nov 15, 1914; Margaret J. BRADLEY, mother, Mar 15, 1846 - Aug 7, 1926]

1919 - Oct 1- Mrs. D. A. Bradley has rented her home place to Capt. Fray, artillery instructor at the academy, who will move in some time this month

1922 - Shows the Lot 7 as not divied down; sometime after 1922 it was Lots parceled off into

1) The enitre of lot 7 showing the parcel lines; 2) Parcel lines for 820 Lakeshore.

1924 - May 28 - The buildings on the D. A. Bradley property have bee recently been repainted white. A cement was recently alind in fron of the premises and a block retaining wall is being built

1935 - Jun 26 - The Bradley homestead, one of the most sightly around the lake has been repaitned and rented for a year to an Evanston couple who will occupy it as their summer residence within the coming week

1939 - For Sale Bradley Estate Approximately 2 acres land, 7-room house modern. 5-room house, water and electricity. Cabin and two car garrage. Will consider off E. J. Bradley, 545 Adams St. Phone 27164 Gary, Ind.

1940 - Oct 23 - Ida E. and Wm. Perlick to Edwin and Lucinda Bradley - Part of lot 7 Bradley's Add. Culver. WD. $1 (note this was Edwin's sister)
    Edwin . Bradley etal to Hugh H. and Mary L. Harper - Part Lot 7 Bradley's Add, Culver, Wd. $1.

1940 - ? Hugh H. and Mary L. Harper
    Also about this time frame reference to Harper Cottage & cottages also a Harper Apartment are made in the citizen 1941-1947 and a a later one in 1953:
      1947 - Sep 10 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindvall moved into the Harper Cottage

      1953 - 3 Jun - - Burns-Osborn Marriage Miss Shirley Osborn... David Michael Burns,.... They will reside in the Harper apartment in Culver.

    1951 - Mar 28 - Hugh Harper and Mary L Harper Eassement to Northern Ind. Public Service co. W 5' Lot 7 Bradley Add., Culver.

    1952 - Telephone directory - Hugh Harper
      Ruthann Kersey lived in the big garage (red dot) that was directly in back of the house the front part was converted into living quarters; it was accessed via the alley off of Forrest Place or College Avenue.

    19_ - 19-- House with Rental cottages

    It has just been recently said that these cottages were moved from the Lake View Club grounds so it is assumed that these cottages were moved probably first to the town_park_index.htmk or was a part of the Town park property acquired from the railroad. The accounting of the Lakeview Hotel is:
      n April 1929 it was acquired by the Culver Family. here is the announcement:
        The Culver Military Academy has announced that they have purchased the real estate facing Lake Maxinkuckee known as the Lake View Hotel property. This gives the academy a solid stretch from the Palmer House to the boat house. - -The News-Sentinel, Thursday, May 2, 1929

      There use to be rental cottages (they were round or octagan shaped) on the property and through the 1960's and 1970's they were tore down slowly all that remains is the garage/apartment, 2 cottages and the tool shed/cottage besides the main house.
    1960 - Lewis K. Moore Jr. (per phone directory and by obit on Sept 28 1960 they were at 432 Liberty when their infant daughter died.)
      Ruthann Kersey lived in the big garage (red dot) that was directly in back of the house the front part was converted into living quarters; it was accessed via the alley off of Forrest Place or College Avenue.

    1961 Samuel M. Medbourn; Ruthanna Kersey (phone directory)

? - Jul . 2000 - David L & Janet M Burke
    1962 July 4 - BEACHVIEW CABINS 820 Lakeshore Drive Located Across The Street From Culver Public Beach Rented Nightly or Weekly David L. Burke. Owner

2000,Jul - Feb. 2009 - Richard J. Wells & Penny S. Ziegler

Feb. 2009 -2011,Jul - Penny S. Ziegler Wells

2011,Jul-2011,Dec - Huntington National Bank

2011,Dec-2012,Nov - Active Interests LLC

2012,Nov-2013,May - A A JR & Julie Ann Brooks, trustees of Brooks Living Trust
    1 Cabin remains in the very back and is used as a ulility Shed.

2013,May-2015 - Julie Ann Brooks

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