At the Tuesday, September 13, 2016 meeting of the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society, the Annual Residency Certificate awarding took place. Chairperson of the Committee, Fern Eddy Schultz, and committee members, Gloria Arndt and Dottisue Gansemer reviewed and approved the awarding of the following certificates:
First Family for documented ancestor in La Porte County by December 31, 1840:
Carol Lloyd, whose documented ancestor was Miriam Benedict.
Barbara Lee Reuter Metzger, whose documented ancestor was James Titus.
Pioneer Family for documented ancestor in La Porte County during the period 1841 to 1860:
Bryan D. Sisson, whose documented ancestor was Henry B. Dietz.
Settler Family for documented ancestor in La Porte Count during the period 1861 to 1880:
Barbara Lee Reuter Metzger, whose documented ancestor was John F. Beal.
Civil War Ancestor Family for documented ancestor in La Porte County prior to or at the time of enlistment in the military during the Civil War, 1861-April 30, 1865:
Barbara Lee Reuter Metzger, whose documented ancestor was Nelson James Titus.
Please visit the Society’s website, www.rootsweb.com/~inlcigs, for information regarding obtaining an application for this program. Deadline for receipt of applications by the Society is July 31 of each year. Certificates are awarded annually at the September meeting of the Society. The primary purposes of the Residency Certificate program are (1) To identify and honor the memory of the earliest pioneers and veterans of la Porte County (IN) and (2) To show the proved pioneer’s and veteran’s lasting mark on the county they helped develop and serve by honoring their descendants.
Relase text provided by Fern Eddy Schultz