Friday, December 9, 2016

Adoption of Steven Maurice DAYHUFF (1955)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 13, 1955 - page 2, column 3:

According to a public notice, in September 1955, Lester G. Weidler, husband of Emma Jean (Dayhuff) Weidler, was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #154) to adopt Dayhuff's minor son, Steven Maurice DAYHUFF. The biological father was identified as Edgar Maurice Dayhuff, and was alleged by disinterested witness Reverend John Frank (address 1620 Beeler St., Speedway, Indiana) to have abandoned the child more than 2 years prior. The petition was scheduled to be heard on November 23, 1955.




Name change of Lillie Sue OGDEN (1955)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 16, 1955 - page 5, column 5:

According to a public notice, in June 1955, Lillie Sue Ogden was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #7436) to change her name to Lillie Sue Hadley. The petition was to be heard in the September 1955 term of court.





Adoption of Rachel Ann DEAN (1980)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 19, 1980 - page 5, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in June 1980 Michael William Walsh filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 80-20) to adopt Rachel Ann Dean, a minor. Her biological father, Richard Lee Dean, was alleged to have abandoned and deserted her and his whereabouts were unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard 30 days after publication of the legal notice.




Thursday, December 8, 2016

Adoption of Gina Lynn PERSINGER (1982)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 11, 1982 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in March 1982 there was a petition filed in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 82-2) to adopt Gina Lynn Persinger, a minor. It stated that the paternity had not been determined by law, but was to notify Perk Persinger, whose whereabouts were unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard 30 days after the notice was published.





Adoption of Jeremy James Jeffrey RICHARDSON (1980)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 13, 1980 - page 7, column 2:

According to a legal notice, in February 1980 James Lee Masten and Blanche Ann Masten filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 80-4) to adopt Jeremy James Jeffrey Richardson, a minor. His biological mother was Mary Richardson; his biological father, James Jonathan Whitaker, was alleged to have abandoned and deserted him and his whereabouts were unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard 30 days after publication of the legal notice.




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

List of North Salem students in 1966 added

An index of the North Salem students in grades 1 through 12 in 1966 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1966 yearbook, Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Adoption of Angela Jean EIERMANN (1980)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 28, 1980 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in February 1980 David R. Downing filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 80-6) to adopt Angela Jean Eiermann, a minor. Her biological father, Steven M. Eiermann, was alleged to have abandoned and deserted her, and his whereabouts were unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard 30 days after publication of the legal notice.




Plainfield genealogy group to discuss brick walls in research

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. There will be a group discussion about what to do when you encounter "brick walls" in your genealogy research.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Purdue University (1930)

source: A commencement program for Purdue University, West Lafayette for June 10, 1930:

BROWNSBURG:
Paul Brown Sumpter - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

DANVILLE:
Cecil John Merritt - Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Anna Lucile Simpson - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

STILESVILLE:
Emily Lorene Hicks - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

Adoption of Tracy Michelle STIDHAM and Daniel Ray STIDHAM (1980)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 7, 1980 - page 6, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in January 1980 William Edson Larison filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 80-1) to adopt minor children Tracy Michelle Stidham and Daniel Ray Stidham. Their biological father, Raymond Stidham, was alleged to have abandoned and deserted him and his whereabouts were unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard 30 days after publication of the legal notice.




Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hendricks County Circuit Court complete book index (1899-1907) added

An index of Hendricks County Circuit Court Complete Records Book volume 13 (12 June 1899 - 8 January 1907) has been added to the Civil Court Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. A complete record book contains an extensive summary of a civil case from its beginning to its end. Making a complete record of a civil case was not a requirement - it required the lawyer to pay an additional fee to the clerk - so most civil cases are not included in these books. The option of having a complete record made of a civil case was abolished in Indiana by 1920.

The complete records books of the Hendricks County Circuit Court for volumes 2 through 16 (1834-1920) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available for viewing locally at the Plainfield Public Library and the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, and it can also be ordered through FamilySearch.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Name change of Jeraldean Fay (McANINCH) SANDERS (1980)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 27, 1980 - page 7, column 1:

According to a legal notice, in November 1980 Jeraldean Fay (McAninch) Sanders filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 11 80-536) to change her name to Geraldine Fay (McAninch) Sanders. The petition was scheduled to be heard on February 19, 1981.