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


1876 Plat Map  

New sectional and township map of Indiana. Andreas, A. T. (Alfred Theodore), Baskin, Forster and Company 1876

Indiana State Atlas 1876 published by Baskin, Forester and Company in 1876

Union twp. area

Lake area

By clicking on the most of the images you can get a larger view of each map.

This is probably an incomplete listing probably of cottage lots and owners - but this is what was listed on the plat map of 1876 and what I am able to decipher of it. I hope to connect everything from the 1876 plat map forward but that will take time and much more research - in hopes of making an accurate history and genealogy of the lake and along the way gathering pictures, maps, stories, myths, legends, biographies, obitauries etc. to enhance it.

None of these listings are eteched in stone - it is probably just a pratial listing from sources during this time period - and based on known facts of 1876, that was on the plat map - everything may change if I can ever get the use of some of the abstracts or cottagers step forth with corrected data.

I am carrying this data forward to each of the plat map as notes in the backqround if I can connect from this one to the next and then when connected fully it is added to each individual cottage/buisness page so that a complete history of that parcel can be had.

Hopefully from deeds, abstracts and future research we can list the complete property owners at this time.

Basically there were only property owners listed within the border of the lake - the Indiana reservation notations have bee carried over for this map and also listed in the land patents that were granted and some property owners that had been found as settling before 1876

NOTE the black solid square represents an actucal building on the acerage or lot and its approcimate location

Section 16 - 500.90 Acres Town

Here is some interesting facts stated about the orginial property owenrs of the north side of the lake:

    Zina and Emma Duddleson

    ...The grandfather of Zina was a Civil War veteran and a farmer. His later years were lived in the Argos vicinity.

    The great-granfather originally owned the Thomas Houghton farm to the Maxinkuckee Lake on the west side of Burr Oak Road. The land now occupied by the Vandalia Park, was part of this farm and was given to Dr. Durr in payment for medical services. The consideration was $50., as great-grandfather Duddleson considered it of little farming value... - - History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentenial 1836-1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 153 - Marcella White.

1876 - J. Castleman - 190A

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

    Mc Donald States: In 1850, Isaac N. Morris, father of Capt. Ed Morris, moved to the lake, locating on the north shore, on the farm now owned by A. N. Bogardus, His land ran down to the lake, taking in all the lake front from the Lake View Hotel grounds to and including the Palmer house.

East Side of Lake

Section. 15 - 504.76 acres North/East Academy

1837 - 10 August - William Thompson - 350.96A, Sec 15; & 162A & 240A, Sec 10

    By Daniel Mc Daniel in "An Early History of Lake Maxinkuckee" (1908):

    The Only one of the caravan who settled on the lake was Eleazer Thompson who built a log cabin a year or two later where the residence of Mrs. H. H. Culver is now located on the northeast shore. The old cabin still stands just north of the Culver residence, but has been remodeled, losing thereby some of its primitive beauty. Mr. Thompson was, therefore, the first white settler to take up permenant residence on the banks of the lake. He died a few years later, and the property has changed hands many times since then. The elder Adam Mow lived ther in the early forties, rearing a large family of boys and girls who are well remembered by the surviviors of that early period in the history of the lake.

1876 - G. Peoples   35.5A & 16.96A [George Peeples/George Peoples] - 37A

1876 - J Wylie

Section 22 - ? acres East East

1835 - Indian Reservations Villages of Nas-wau-kee (Nees-Waugh-Gee, Nees-wau-gee) & Quash-Qua

1876 - G. Peoples   35.5A & 16.96A [George Peeples/George Peoples] - 37A

1876 - J. C. Miles [John C. Miles] - 158A

Section 27 - 264.35 acres

1835 - Aub-be-naub-ee's Reservation - a part of

1863-1876 L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] - 105A  

    105.80 acres on the lake, in Section 27, 120 acres in Section 26 all his property the public highway ran right through the barnyard in early times

    1873 - Lake View Club - was built on the L. T. Van Shoiack farm before moving to the North shore to larger quarters.

Section 34 - 264.35 acres East/South

1835 - Aub-be-naub-ee's Reservation - a part of

1837 - June 30 - Land Patent to James F. D. Lanier; land patent for Sec 34 - 118 79/100A & 198 79/100A

1848 - Francis Edwards
    Francis Edwards was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and came to Indiana with his wife, Elizabeth. They bought approximately 34 acres on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee from the state of Indiana on September 2, 1848. After their deaths, their son, Stephen, bought the Edwards land from the other heirs.

1876 - no names listed

West Side of Lake

Section 28 - 316.73 Acres South/West

1837 - June 30 - Land Patent to James F. D. Lanier

1865 - Joesph Bozarth by One Townships Yesterdays had purchased property

1876 - no names listed

Section 28 - 155.32 acres West

1837 - June 30 - Land Patent to James F. D. Lanier land patent for Section 28, 246.94 acres
1876 - no names stated

Section 21 - 155.32 acres West

June 30 - Land Patent to James F. D. Lanier land patent for Section 21, 155.82 acres

1876 - not stated