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

Benjamin Easterday 



11) Benjamin Easterday, Daniel's brother came in 1878 from Crawford County, Ohio, bought a farm right beside Dan's, and settled there. The place is now Schuyler Overmyer's (1898). Benjamin Easterday Birth 1 Jan 1840 in Crawford County, Ohio Death 13 Feb 1926 in Culver town, Marshall, Indiana married Amanda Shupp Born: 27 MAY 1837 Lykens, Crawford, Ohio 5 Died: 04 DEC 1909 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana daughter of Michael John Shupp

Benjamin's land on the south shore and bordering also on the lake had 118.29 acres. District School No. 10, the Mt. Pleasant School, was located in the southwest corner of this land.

    The statement has been made that in 1880, Benjamin came from Ohio and purchased a 118-acre farm immediately south of the present cemetery, With the exception of the old township corner, the longstanding portions of the Masonic cemetery sit on former Easterday farmland. Note this statement some what errorneous in that as shown the 118 acre farm spoke of above was on what is South Shore Dr. to day at the every south eastern tip of the lake but by 1898 this was in the name of S. Overmyer (click for larger image)



But as evidence by plat maps of 1898 he had sold this acerage and moved up further north in Union township just south of the Culver Masonic Cemetery the address of today is 18938 Tamarack Rd


Their children:
    1 (F): Clara Almeda EASTERDAY Born: FEB 1885 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Died: 1966 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana married 18 SEP 1903 in Marshall, Indiana Claude Phillip Mikesell Born: JAN 1884

    2) Laura Jane Easterday Birth 18 Nov 1868 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 11 Feb 1932 in Marshall Co., Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall Indiana m. Joseph Wilford Medbourn Birth 02 Mar 1862 in Indiana Death 25 Apr 1904 in MARSHALL CO., INDIANA Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall Indiana, son of Samuel E Medbourn & Ann Wilford Medbourn

    3) John W Easterday Birth 14 Jul 1860 in Ohio Death 01 Dec 1950 in Los Angeles, California ; married Mary E. [-?-] born about 1863 in Ohio

    4) Leander 'Lee' R Easterday 1873-1950 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall Indiana m Laura Pearl Garn [1879 1931] Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall Indiana

    5) Harvey M Easterday Birth: 1870 Death: 1942 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall Indiana; married Mary Ann Bush Birth: 1882 Death: 1928 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall Indiana;
      Florence Cora Easterday Birth 1901 in Indiana married Edward A. Heierman Birth 1895 in Minnesota
      Charles V Easterday Birth 1903 in Indiana
      Amanda E Easterday Birth abt 1906 in Indiana Death 1956 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
    6) Franklin Jacob 'Frank' Easterday Birth 7 Sep 1877 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana married 1st Elva M. [-?-] Birth Mar 1873 in Indiana m Cora M Romig Birth ABT 1880 in Indiana
      Vernon J Easterday Birth 12 Apr 1899 in Indiana Death Nov 1970 in Seymour, Jackson, Indiana; married Mavera [-?-] Birth abt 1899 in Indiana

      Victor R Easterday Birth 14 Nov 1906 in Indiana Death 11 Nov 1973 in Hammond, Lake, Indiana
    7) Albert Easterday Birth 17 Dec 1863 in Marshall, Indiana Death 4 Oct 1865

    8) Isaac / Essac Easterday born 1 Sep 1865 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 22 Jul 1889

    9) Henry Easterday Birth 12 Feb 1862


My grandfather, Benjamin Easterday, an early settler, (Corwin, "One Townhsip's Yesterdays") moved his family to Culver from Bucyrus, Ohio in 1878. His farm was on the south side of Culver bordering Lake Maxinkuckee.

My grandfather gave the land for the old southwest section of Culver's cemetery. At the same time he deeded a plot to each of his children. My mother and father, with my brother and his wife, are buried in her plot. Grandfather was a charter member of Emmanuel Church....

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentenial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 299 - Claude Mikesell Family - Opal Mikesell Benedict, daughter.; pg. 154 Edward Easterday; Arnold Lowery pg. 270-1






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