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

Louden Thurman VanSchoiack  



Reuben VanSchoiack Birth 1786 Maryland, married Fanny Allen Birth Death 1850 Kentucky

    Hezekiah Vanschoaicke Birth 1805 Mason, Kentucky Death 1841 Montgomery, Indiana

    Louisa Vanschoaicke Birth 1807 Mason, Kentucky

    Louden Thurman VanSchoiack Birth December 18, 1812 Flemming county Kentucky

    Frances VanSchoiack Birth 18 DEC 1812 Marshall Indiana Death 27 JULY 1907 Marshall County, Indiana
      on ancestry Frances is isted as being
        Samuel Wise Birth: 1861 married March 27, 1838, Wayne county Indiana Frances VanSchoiack birth December 18, 1812 death July 27, 1907 Marshall County, Indiana daughter of Reuben VanSchoiack and Fanny Allen.
      this just does not seem to fit. or some one is trying to make an acestry fit without considering the dates

      It seems that she must of died before 1880 as Samuel Wise aet 19 as son and single and Hattie Wise aet 4 as grand daughter are listed on census with his mother and Hattie's obituary states that she was the daughter Samuel Wise and Frances VanSchoiack



    Elizabeth Vanschoaicke Birth 13 JUL 1814 Death 23 DEC 1850

    John Vanschoaicke Birth 1816

    Asbury R Vanschoaicke Birth 1819 Mason, Kentucky Death 1860



Louden Thurman Van Schoiack born 18 Dec 1812 Fleming County, Kentucky died July 27, 1907, age 94y-7 8d, Marshall, Indiana Burial Washington Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County, Indiana son of Rreuben VanSchoaicke and Fanny Allen.


    Mr. Vanschoiack was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, December 18, 1812.

    His early life was marked by no event of particular interest, until the year 1833, when he left the familiar haunts of his childhood, and removed to the State of Indiana. He located in Wayne County, and in 1845 removed to the State of Illinois. After a residence of five years in that State, he returned to Wayne County, Indiana, and was there engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1863. He came to Marshall County in that year, and purchased the farm upon which he now resides.

    In his early life he enjoyed but few educational advantages, yet he possessed a keen desire for knowledge, and availed himself of every opportunity for gratifying that desire. By a diligent course of study he prepared himself for the vocation of teaching, and taught school during the winter seasons. He was always provident, and made it a r ule to save a portion of his income, however small it might be. Thus, as years rolled on, he found his fortune growing, very surely if very slowly; and as it increased, he wisely invested his means in land, establishing his prosperity upon a sure foundation.

    Throughout his life he has made it a practice to operated within the bounds of legitimate business, and avoid all the spec ulations or enterprises of an uncertain nature; and while he has made no rapid strides, he has progressed, step by step, to a position of independence, and has acquired a competence in worldly goods.

    His farm which is situated on the bank of the beautiful Maxenkuckee Lake, is one of the finest in Union Township, and in all its various departments, bears evidence of c ultivation by a skilled hand. It has been the aim of its owner to conduct his farm in such a manner as to merit the title "a good farmer," and this ambition has stim ulated him, to the exclusion of all desire for notoriety through the channels of public office. He is a plain farmer, and his life has been even and uneventful; yet to those who know him, he is a superior man; honorable and upright in all his dealings with the world, kind to the poor, and liberal in his support of public enterprises and religious and educational institutions, he has gained the good will of his fellow-men, and is honored by all who know him.

    On the 27th of March, 1838, he was married, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Miss Esther B ulla, who has proved a loving and devoted wife, and whose assistance and cheerf ul encouragement bore a conspicuous part in her husbandís struggle with poverty, and his ultimate triumph. They are the parents of twelve children, eight of whom are now living, viz: Francis A., Isaac A., Lavina E., Louisa J., William J., Elizabeth R., Elza B., and Edward E. - - History of Marshall County, Indiana 1836 to 1880 by Daniel McDonald, printed in Chicago by Kingman Brothers, Lakeside Building, 1881



and also from One Townhships Yesterday's - Corwin, 1935

    The early life of L. T. Van≠schoiack was marked by no event of particular interest until the year 1833, when he left the familiar haunts of his childhood and removed to Indiana, locating in Wayne County. In 1845, he removed to Illinois, and after a residence of five years in that state, returned to Wayne County, Indiana. There he engaged in agric ultural pursuits until 1863. In that year he came to Marshall County and purchased the farm upon which he resided for a good many years.

    Although in his early life, L. T. Vanschoiack enjoyed but few educational advantages, he possessed, however, a keen desire for knowledge and availed himself of every opportunity for gratifying that desire. By a diligent course of study he prepared himself for the vocation of teaching and taught school during the winter months. He was always provident and made it a r ule to save it portion of his income, however small it might be. His fortune grew with the years. He was a plain, sensible farmer, skilled in husbandry, and thrifty. He was a conservative man, and honorable and upright in all his dealings. He was liberal in his support of public enterprises and religious and educational institutions.

    His farm on the banks of Maxinkuckee was a model. It was one of the best in this part of the country. His lands in those rather early days comprised 105.80 acres on the lake, in Section 27. The farm was pretty well down toward the south end of the lake. One pec uliar feature was that the public highway ran right through the barnyard in early times. In order to pass through, a person had to open and close gates at either side of the barnyard. East of the land, Mr. Vanschoiack had 120 acres in Section 26. All his property was in the old Indian reserve.


    Mr. Vanschoiack was married, March 27, 1838, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Esther Bulla. There were twelve children, eight of whom living in 1881. These were Francis A., Isaac A., Lavina E., Louisa J., William J ., Elizabeth R., Elsa B., and Edward P.

    Mr. Vanschoiack was active in public affairs. He held the offices of justice and township trustee.


History of Indiana: Containing a History of Indiana and Biographical Sketches of Governors and Other Leading Men. Also a Statement of the Growth and Prosperity of Marshall County, Together with a Personal and Family History of Many of Its Citizens, Volume 2 Brant, Fuller, 1890 Pg.425- 427
    L T Vanschoiack for whom this sketch is prepared is a native of Fleming county Ky born on the waters of Mill Creek December 18 1812 the son of Reuben and Frances Allen Vanschoiack both natives of the same state

    His paternal grandfather John S Vanschoiack was a native of Pennsylvania and an ealy settler of Maryland from which state he emigrated many ears ago to Kentucky settling in Mason county He was a soldier in the revolutionary war and died in Kentucky many years ago The subject's maternal grandfather was Robert Allen a member of one of the prominent families of Kentucky and at one time a very wealthy planter and slave holder After their marriage Reuben and Frances Vanschoiack lived for some time in Kentucky and the father afterward started to California but died upon the plains before reaching his destination His widow died in her native state in 1850 Their family consisted of six children three of whom are still living viz Louisa wife of William, Grover, L T, and Elizabeth wife of James Campbell

    The early life of our subject was marked by no event of particular interest until the year 1833 when he left the familiar aunts of his childhood and removed to the state of Indiana

    He located in Wayne county and in 1845 removed to the state of Illinois After a residence of five years in that state he returned to Wayne county Ind and was there engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1863 He came to Marshall county in that year and purchased the farm upon which he now resides

    In his early life he enjoyed but few educational advantages yet he possessed a keen desire for knowledge and availed himself of every opportunity for gratifying that desire By a diligent course of study prepared himself for the vocation of teaching and taught during the winter seasons He was always provident and it a rule to save a portion of his income however small it be Thus the years rolled on he found his fortune growing very surely if very slowly and as it increased he wisely invested his means in land establishing his prosperity upon a sure foundation Throughout his life he has made ita practice to operate within the bounds of legitimate business and to avoid all speculations or enterprises of uncertain nature

    His farm is situated on the banks of the beautiful Maxinkuckee is one of the finest in Union township and all its various bear evidence of cultivation by a skilled hand It has been the aim of its owner to conduct his farm in such a to merit the title to good farmer and this ambition stimulated him to the exclusion of all desire for notoriety the channels of public office though having filled the justice and township trustee

    He is a plain farmer yet those who know him he is an honorable man upright in all dealings with the world and liberal in the support of public and religious institutions

    n his political faith he has affiliates with the democratic party and in religion is a member of the Christian church of Maxinkuckee in which he holds the office of elder

    March 27 1838 he was married in Wayne county Ind to Miss Esther Bulla to which twelve children were born eight now living viz Francis A, Isaac A, Lavina E, Louisa J, William J, Elizabeth R, Elsa B and Edward P


his obituary - 1 Aug 1907 - Culver Citizen:
    Louden T. VanSohoiack was born in Flening county, Ky., Dec. 18 1812, the son of Reuben and Francis Allen VanShoiack, both natives of the same state.

    He came to Indiana when a young man and followed the voation of teaching school

    March 27, 1838 he was married to Miss Esther Bulla, to which untion were born tweleve children, seven of whom are living - Isaac A., Lavina E, Louisa J., WIlliam J., ELizabeth R., Elsa B., and Edward E.

    Their married life continued together for a period of 60 years. His wife preceded him in death eight years ago.

    He united with the Christain church in the year 1846, and continued his membeship through life.

    He removed to Marshall county in 1863, purchased a farm on the banks of beautiful Maxinkuckee lake, where he followed the pursits of griculture, and resided until his death, which occurred July 27, 1907, aged 94 years 7 months and 8 days.

    The funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Coyle of Lucerene, Ind.

    The interment was in Washington Cemetery.


On the 27th of March, 1838, he was married, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Esther Bulla born 15 July 1820 in Indiana Oct 15, 1898, age 78y-2m-29d Marshall Indiana daughter of Isaac Bulla and Mary Brice Wade.


VANSCHOIACK, Ester, wife of L. T. Van Schoiack, mother d. Oct 15, 1898, age 78y-2m-29d (stone on right Mother)
VANSCHOIACK, Loudon T. , father d. July 27, 1907, age 94y-7m-8d (stone on Left Father)




1909 - September 16, - The Van Schoiacks have straightened the road back of the old home place and Peter Spangler has commenced to move the buildings over onto the farm land.

Sale of VanShoiack Land

1911, Sep 21 - At the sale of the farm land of the Vanshoiack estate on the East side last Saturday the folowing parcels were disposed of by C. A. Bondurant, commisioner:
    Farm No 1, 79 acres, sold to Sidny A. Vaughn for $4800.

    Farm No. 2, 82 acres, sold to M. T Loudon for $3060.

    Farm No. 3 , 6 Acres sold to W. Vanshooiack for $510

    Farm No. 4 38 1/2 acres sold to George Vanshoiack for $1710.

    The aggregate of the 205 1/2 acres was $10,080, fully up to

    the appraisment.

    There are 25 fine lake front lots yet to be sold.



1917 Jun 20 - Commissioner's Sale
    Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, commissioner appointed by the Marshall circuit court in the cause entitled Lavena E. Walker vs. ELizabeth R. VanSchoaick etal., NO. 13210 on the docket for the court, by virtue of an order of sale made by said court on the 2d day of June, 1917, will sell and the private sale at the office of Clintin A. Bondurant, in the Plymouth STate Bank Building, in Plymouthn, Indiana, on

    Monday, the 9th day of July, 1917

    for for less than the reappraised value, the following described real estate in Marshall county to-wit:
      Lots number 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 in VanShoiack's subdivision number two (2), located in lot number one (1) in section twenty-seven (27), township tirty-two (32) north, range one (1) east,

      and

      Lots number 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 in VanShoiakck's subdivision number three (3), in lot number 2 (2), in section twenty-seven (27), township tirty-two (32) north, range one (1) east,
    The purchaser may pay all cash, or, at his option, one-thir cash, one-third in tweleve (12) months, and one third in eighteen (18) months deffered payments evidenced bby notes bearing six (6) per sent annum interest, in negotiable form, and payable with attorney's fees and without felief from valuation or appraisement laws and secured by mortage back on the real estate sold.

    Said real estate can be sold in parcels or as a whole, and the sale may be continued from day to day until all the real estate is sold

    Clinton A. Bondurant, Commisiioner, Arley A. Logan, Atty.


They Had:
    1 Francis A. (Frank) VanSchoiack born 3 Feb. 1839 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 9 July 1904

    2 Isaac A. Van Schoiack born 4 Dec. 1841 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 25 Dec 1914 Richmond, Wayne, Indiana. Bk. H-31 pg. 10 buried 12/29/1914 Earlham Cemetery Richmond, Wayne, Indiana married 7 Sep. 1892 ,Marshall, Indiana [Bk: H-A Pg: 35] Anna J [-?-] Hammond died Feb. 29, 1920 buried 3/2/1920 Earlham Cemetery Richmond, Wayne, Indiana

    3 Lavinia Emily VanShoiak born 6 Jan 1845 d 17 Nov 1927 in Lafayette, Indiana She married Dec 1864 Henry J. Smith and she married 2nd 1879 Frank M. Walker died 1900

    They had:
      Ada L. Smith
      Nora A. Smith


    4 Mary Ellen VanSchoiack Birth 7 Jan. 1845 [8 Jan 1842] in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, died 6 Nov. 1869 Burial Washington Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County, Indiana

    VANSCHOIACK, Mary E., dau of L.T. & E. VanSchoiack, d. --25?, 1869, 27y-9m-29d (inscribed poem refers to her as Mary Ellen)


    5 Louisa Jan 'Jennie' Van Schoiack born 3 Feb. 1847 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 27 Mar 1918 in Oakland, Alameda, California She married 19 Apr 1879 ,Marshall, Indiana William Jasper Wanee Birth 31 JAN 1843 Pennsylvania Death 17 MAY 1913 Red Bluff, Tehama, California burial Oak Hill Cemetery Red Bluff, Tehama County, California Corp. Co. B. 3 P.H.B. Mo. Inf. (3rd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Maryland Infantry)son of Abalone Wanne and Cynthia Hull

    They had:
      George Martin Wanee Birth 10 Oct 1875 Missouri 12 Feb 1941 Tehama, California

      Williaim Edward (Edward W) Wanee JUN 1877 California, Death: 02 Sep 1934 (2 Sep 1934) - Red Bluff, Tehama, California Spouse: Georgia Lavonia Cousins Birth ABT 1891 California Death : 27 May 1926 Tehama County, California married 2nd 01 Sep 1931 Del Norte, California / Klamath Falls, Oregon Spouse: Melvina Ruth Jeffreys Melvina Ruth Jeffreys Birth 20 NOV 1900 Parsons, Tucker, West Virginia, Death 27 MAR 1984 Chico, Butte, California daughter of Parents Emery Milton Jeffreys & Jennie Susan Bonnifield

      LuLu Wanee Birth 20 MAY 1883 Red Bluff, Tehama, California Death 06 SEP 1952 Tehama, Tehama, California burial Oak Hill Cemetery Red Bluff, Tehama County, California married Ancil Hoffman Birth: Aug. 12, 1884 Illinois Death: Jan. 7, 1976 California burial Oak Hill Cemetery Red Bluff, Tehama County, California son of ALbert Hoffman


    6 William J VanSchoiack Dec 31 1848 Mercer county Ill.

    7 Elizabeth (Libbie) R. Van Schoiack born 23 Dec, 1850 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 13 July 1914 burial Washington Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County, Indiana
      Death of Libbie VanSchoiack.

      Elizabeth VanSchoiack died in the Methodist Memorial Home at Warren, Ind., Sunday night, about midnight, after an invalidism of about two years.

      She will be brought to her brother William's on Wednesr!ay evening, and the funeral will be held there at 2 o'clock Thursday. The burial will be in Washington cemetery.

      The service will be conducted by the minister conneoted with the Home.

      Elizabeth (or Libbie, as she was better known) was born on the old home place on the east shore of the lake 64. years ago and lived there until the death of her very aged father, L.T. VanSohoiack, seven years ago.

      After that, and until going to Warren two years ago, she made her home with her brothers and sisters.

      Her mother died in October, 1898. - Jul 16 1914 Citizen


    8 Rebecca VanSchoiack b. 1851

    9 Sarah Van Schoiack born 23 Dec. 1853 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 2 Feb 1862

    10 Lenora G. VanSchoiack , dau of L.T. & E. VanSchoiack, d. Apr. 11, 1863? (or 1865?), age 3y-4m-11d burial Washington Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County, Indiana

    10 Elsa Bryce (E. B.) VanSchoiack born 18 May 1855 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 13 Jun 1926 in Los Angeles, California He married 16 Nov 1881, Marshall, Indiana Celia Leanore Medbourn born 02 Apr 1855 in Amherst, Ohio died 10 Oct 1928 in Los Angeles, California


    11 Hattie Alice Van Schoiack born 15 Sept 1857 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 6 Oct 1875

    12 Leonora G [Laura Lenora] Van Schoiack born 30 Nov. 1859 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana died 11 Apr. 1865 age 3y-4m-11d buriied Washington-Lawson Cemetery, Union twp., Marshall, Indiana.

    13 Edward Everett Van Schoiack born 21 Mar 1863 in Marshall Co., Indiana Death 30 Jul 1926 in Bryant, South Dakota He married 23 feb 1888 Watertown, Dakota Territory Nellie Rae Knevels born Nellie Rae Knevels 6 Apr 1865 in Watertown, Dakota Territory died 12 Jun 1945 in Bryant, South Dakota







Year: 1840; Census Place: Wayne, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: 98; Page: 345;
Name: Louden Z Vanschocock [Louden F Vanschoiack]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Wayne, Wayne, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:


Year: 1860; Census Place: Wayne, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M653_308; Page: 704

    Name: Louden T Vanschoick
    Age: 47
    Birth Year: abt 1813
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: Wayne, Wayne, Indiana
    Post Office: Richmond
    Family Number: 1259
    Household Members: Name Age
    Louden T Vanschoick 47 abt 1813 Kentucky
    Ester Vanschoick 39 abt 1821 Indiana
    Francis Vanschoick 21 (female) abt 1839 Indiana
    Isaac Vanschoick 19 abt 1841 Indiana
    Mary E Vanschoick 17 abt 1843 Indiana
    Levina Vanschoick 15 abt 1845 Indiana
    Elizabeth Vanschoick 13 abt 1847 Indiana
    William Vanschoick 11 abt 1849 Illinois
    Rebecca Vanschoick 9 abt 1851 Indiana
    Sarah Vanschoick 7 abt 1853 Indiana
    Eliza Vanschoick 5 (male) abt 1855 Indiana
    Amelia Vanschoick 3 abt 1857 Indiana
    Lenora Vanschoick 4/12 1860 Indiana
1860 Census Part 1

1860 Census Part 1


1870 census
Louden T VanScoic
Easter VanScoic
Elizabeth VanScoic
ELza B VanScoic
Hattie VanScoic
Edward E VanScoic


1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 189A; Enumeration District: 108

    L. T. Vanschoiack 67 abt 1813 Kentucky
    Esther Vanschoiack 59 abt 1821 Indiana
    Elizabeth Vanschoiack 28 abr 1852 Indiana
    Elza B. Vanschoiack 25 (male) abt 1855 Indiana
    Edward E. Vanschoiack 17 abrt 1863 Indiana


Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 392; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0082;

    London T Vanschoiack 87 Dec 1812 Kentucky widowed
    Elizabeth Vanschoiack 49 dec 1850 Indiana daughter







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