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

Foss Family  



Lyman Peter Foss Birth: 23 Oct 1809 Clinton Kennebec County Maine Death: Jan. 17, 1893 Marshall County Indiana Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana son of Timothy Foss & Welthey Weston married Feb 1837 in Hardin Co., Ohio Minerva A Hussey Birth: Jul. 8, 1817 Ohio Death: Jul. 11, 1889 Marshall County Indiana Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana They had at least ten children together. Sometime between 1838 and 1841, they moved from Ohio to Indiana

    In the early 1800's my great grandfather Lyman Peter Foss and his wife Minerva Hershey and other relatives came by wagon from Reading, Pennsylvania to the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee and settled on the East Side of the lake... Marshall County History 1986


Year: 1850; Census Place: Monroe, Pulaski, Indiana; Roll: M432_166; Page: 328B Name: Lyman Foss
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1850: Monroe, Pulaski, Indiana
Gender: Male
Family Number: 29
Household Members: Name Age
Lyman Foss 40
Minerva A W Foss 33
Mary A W Foss 12
Francis M Foss 9
Sarah L Foss 7

Year: 1860; Census Place: Monroe, Pulaski, Indiana; Roll: M653_290; Page: 952; Name: Lyman Foss
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Maine
Home in 1860: Monroe, Pulaski, Indiana
Post Office: Winamac
Family Number: 75
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Lyman Foss 50
Minerva Foss 44
William A Foss 5
Cyrus Foss 7
George W Foss 4
Elizabeth J Foss 2
Peter Guss 23
Sarah L Guss 17

Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M593_342; Page: 205B; Image: 414 Name: Simon Foss[Lyman Foss]
Age in 1870: 60
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Argos
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Simon Foss 60
Minerva Foss 53
William Foss 19
Cyrus Foss 17
George Foss 15
Simon P Foss 9
Elisabeth Foss 12

Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 198C; Enumeration District: 108; Name: Lyman Foss
Age: 71
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1880: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Minervia Foss
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Lyman Foss 71
Minervia Foss 64
Scott Foss 26

Their children:
    1) Mary A W Foss brith abt 1838

    2) Francis M Foss birth abt 1841

    3) Laura C. Foss Birth: 1838 Death: Mar. 4, 1872 Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana married Isaac Adams Birth: 1838 Madison County Indiana Death: 1880 Indiana


    4) Sarah Louise Foss Birth 16 MAR 1843 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana Death 2 JUN 1892

    5) William Adney Foss Birth 8 MAY 1851 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana died 30 Jul 1932 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Married Lovina Delphine "Dell" Young

    6) Rebecca Jane Foss Birth OCT 1844 died 1919 Argos, Marshall, Indiana

    7) Scott M. Foss Birth 16 JUN 1853 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana Death 23 MAR 1938 Levy County, Florida buried Zoar Lutheran Cemetery Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

    married Rebekah Viola Stoever Birth 20 Jan 1862 Death 13 Oct 1925 Yankeetown, Levy County, Florida buried Zoar Lutheran Cemetery Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania daughter of David H Stoever & Elizabeth Hunsicker
      Mrs. Rebecca Foss, of Yankeetown, Florida, former resident of this city, died suddenly at her home on Tuesday evening from heart failure. She suffered but a few minutes before she passed away. She was 63 years of age, and was well-known in this city. Her death came as a shock to her many friends. During her life in Lebanon she attended the Salem Lutheran Church. The body arrived in this city this morning and is now in the establishment of Ray E. Arnold and Son, Undertakers of South Ninth Street. She leaves as survivors, her husband, Scott Foss and five sisters, Lizzie Stoever, of Lebanon, Mrs. Deuris of Mt, Zion, Mrs. Eliza Bensing of Fredericksburg, Mrs. David Hoffman of Hamlin and Mrs. Sara A. Rose, of Rutten, Indiana. [Lebanon Semi-Weekly News 19 Oct 1925:]


    8) Cyrus Foss 1853

    9) George Washington Foss born 4 Jul 1855 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana died May 1921 British Columbia, Canada

    10) Elizabeth Jane Foss born 18 Nov 1857 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana died 7 May 1875

    11) Lyman Peter Foss born 12 Jun 1861 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana died 7 May 1875 Culver, Marshall, IndianaBurial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana


Generation 2

William Adney Foss Birth 8 May 1851 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana died 30 Jul 1932 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana


was as a harness and shoemaker and wife Dell managed a bakery in Culver

Married 18 Mar 1877 Pulaski, Indiana Lovina Delphine "Dell" Young Birth 23 JUL 1853 Pennsylvania Death 18 MAY 1931 Death 18 MAY 1931 Westby, Montana

The couple had three children together
    Monton H. Foss Birth: Dec. 9, 1880 Winamac, Pulaski Co, IN Death: 1955

    Roscoe Foss (died in infancy) Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana

    Harold B (Harry W) Foss Birth 1878 Indiana Death 27 NOV 1941


Generation 3

Monton H. Foss Birth: Dec. 9, 1880 Death: 26 Feb 1955 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana

He learned the leather trade and worked with his father until the shop was sold to D. H. Smith.

He then opereated the Boat and Bath house in Vandalia Park. Later he built boats for Mr. Shorb who operated the Plamer House and rented boats to the patrons.

Later he worked for the street and police department of Culver. He was also a charter member of the Culver Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. and bought one share of at par value of $3.

He also was a member of the Knight of Pythias and a member of the Christain churc of Winamac. married 12 Aug 1905 Pulaski county Indiana Harriett Lucinda "Hattie" Cox Birth: 1887 Death: 1917 Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana,

They had:
    1) Veda P Foss Birth: Mar. 25, 1916 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Jan. 4, 1997 Culver Marshall County Indiana married Harold I. Fitterling Birth: Feb. 19, 1914 Fulton CountyIndiana, Death: Nov. 14, 1978 Marshall County Indiana son of Silas M. Fitterling & Laura Ellen --- he was assistant postmaster. Both Buried: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana
      1) Sandra Fitterling mariied Jack Keyser
      2) Michael Fitterling m. Theresa Cihak
      3) Robin Fitterling


    2) Helen Fern Foss Birth 25 AUG 1910 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 5 NOV 1991 Benton, Arkansas, married John Schick Birth 7 MAR 1908 New Jersey Death 31 AUG 1965 Michigan City, Clinton, Indiana son of John Conrad Schick & Amna Oberland

    3) H. May Foss Birth & Death 23 FEB 1915 Culver, Marshall, Indiana

    4) H. Mary Lucille Foss Birth 1919 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 19 OCT 1919 Culver, Marshall, Indiana

    4) Russell M Foss Birth 17 OCT 1912 Culver, Marshall, Indiana, A Death 2 NOV 1998 Bradenton, Manatee, Florida Burial: Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Schererville Lake County Indiana married 23 Dec 1935 Crown Point, Lake, Indiana Margaret Bruce Madden Birth 20 MAR 1916 Albany, Albany, New York Death 1 JUNE 2006 Crown Point, Lake, Indiana daughter of Charles Madden and Jennie Lamb

    5) Vera August Foss Birth 24 AUG 1908 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 26 FEB 1983 Titusville, Brevard, Florida married Ernest L. Polley Ernest Leroy Polley Birth 11 OCT 1904 Union, Fulton, Indiana Death 9 DEC 1971 Lake Alfred, Polk, Florida son of Alvin Baker Polley and Bertha Belle Fry. Both buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
      Vera POLLEY, 74, formerly of Culver, died after a lengthy illness at 11:20 a.m. Saturday at her home in Titusville, Fla. She was born Aug. 20, 1908, in Marshall County to Monton and Ada COX FOSS. She was a resident of Florida since 1969, moving from Chesterton. She was married Sept. 15, 1927, in rochester to Ernest L. POLLEY. He died in 1971. She was a member of the Chesterton Rebekah Lodge. Survving are two sons, Nolan L. [POLLEY], Titusville, and Manson [POLLEY], Medical Lake, Wash. four grandchildren; two sisters, Veda FITTERLING, Culver, and Helen SMITH, Valparaiso, and a brother, Russell FOSS, Hammond. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today February 28, 1983 Rochester Sentinel


    married 2nd Ada Cox Gill Birth: 1884 Death: 1964 Burial: Washington Cemetery Marshall County Indiana They had:
      1) Gordon Eugene Foss born abt 1922 Westby, Montana.







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