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Allen County, Indiana
County Seat - Fort Wayne


Allen County, IN - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Allen County GenWeb page
http://users.rootsweb.com/~inallen/index.htm

Allen County, Indiana, History-Genealogy webpage
http://home.att.net/~mensch-family/Allen_IN.htm

Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
http://www.acgsi.org

Allen County Public Library
Historical Genealogy website
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy
Resource page for the Allen County Public Library
http://home.att.net/%7Emensch-family/
Allen-Co-IN-Records.htm

Genealogical Records of German Families in Allen County, Indiana, 1918 / by Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield. [Fort Wayne] : Fort Wayne Public Library, 1974.
online searchable database links to copied page from book
Friends of Allen County website
http://friendsofallencounty.org/
search_germanfamilies.php

copy of book at St Louis (MO) County Library Q 977.274 B655B

Vital records

Marriage records, 1824-1951 Allen County (Indiana). Clerk of the Circuit Court
Microfilm of original records located at the Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 56 reels

Marriage records, 1847-1880 Allen County (Indiana). County Clerk
LDS FHL* microfilm on 7 reels

Allen County Indiana Early Marriages, 1824-1848, by Ridlen, Colleen Alice, 2003
Copy at Allen County Public Library - 977.201 AL5RD
and LDS FHL* microfilm reels #849941-42

Allen County, IN, death index 1870s-1920s (online, searchable)
Friends of Allen County website
http://friendsofallencounty.org/
search_deaths.php

Land and property

Deeds, 1824-1901, index, 1829-1902 Allen County (Indiana). Recorder
Microfilm of records located at the Allen County Courthouse, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 70 reels

Standard atlas of Allen County, Indiana : including a plat book of the villiages, cities and townships of the county, patrons directory, reference business directory ..; Chicago, Ogle, 1898
Includes names of landowners.
LDS FHL* book #977.274 E3o
also on microfilm #1036594

History and biographies

The 1976 History of Allen County, Ohio: a bicentennial project of the Allen County Historical Society and the Lima Public Library by John R. Carnes, editor-in-chief ; Beatrice Boose Hughes, manuscript editor, Evansville, Ind. Unigraphic, 1976.
Copy in St Louis (MO) County Library - Q 977.142 N714

Biographical sketches, Allen County, Indiana
Sketches compiled in the 1930s and 1940s, probably of members or past members of the Citizens Historical Association, Indianapolis. Sketches contain biographical and genealogical infomation, often giving information about the subject's father, sometimes his or her grandfather, and information about the subject's family and life. Many of the subjects were from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 2 reels

History of Allen County, Indiana, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Helm, T. B. (Thomas B); Chicago : Kingman Brothers, 1880
LDS FHL* book #977.274 H2h
also on microfilm #1033730

Allen County Catholic parishes

Allen County Catholic parishes were located in the diocese of Vincennes from 1834 until 1857 when the diocese of Fort Wayne was established (which is now the diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend.)
http://www.diocesefwsb.org/MAP/

 

* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp


Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne straddles Wayne, Adams, Washington and St Joseph Townships with the largest portion of the lying in city in Wayne Township.

Fort Wayne History

The pictorial history of Fort Wayne, Indiana : a review of two centuries of occupation of the region about the head of the Maumee River Griswold, Joseph Elbert, b. 1873
LDS FHL book #977.274/F1 H2g (2 vols)
also on microfilm #1000529 or 908751

Allen County Cemeteries

listed on the county's GenWeb page according to the township where the cemetery is located
http://ingenweb.org/inallen/cemeteries.html

Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN
http://www.friendsofallencounty.org/search_ftwaynecatholic.php

Fort Wayne Catholic Parishes

Cathedral of the Immaculte Conception, established 1836
lies in Wayne Township
1122 S. Clinton Street, Box 10898
Frot Wayne, IN 46854
260 424-1485
http://www.parishesonline.com/scripts/
HostedSites/Org.asp?ID=530

Church records available through LDS-FHL 1831-1945
microfilmed records also available at the Allen County Public Library

St Joseph Hessen Cassel, established 1841 for Germans
(located in Hessen Cassel, Marion Township, just south of Fort Wayne)
11337 Old US 27 South
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
260 639-3748
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, Marion Township, Allen County, Indiana, church book no. 1, baptisms, marriages, deaths, 1841-1873 compiled by Carl J. Kleber - LDS-FHL book 977.274/H2 K2k
also on microfilm #1503365, item 5, is original church book (no details of contents or years covered)

St Mary Parish, established 1848
lies in Wayne Township
1101 South Lafayette Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260 424-8231
http://www.massintransit.com/in/mary-in-frtway
Church records available through LDS-FHL 1849-1988
microfilmed records also available at the Allen County Public Library

St Vincent de Paul Parish, established 1846
lies in Washington Township
1502 East Wallen, Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
260 489-3537
http://www.saintv.org
Church records available through LDS-FHL 1856-1936
microfilmed records also available at the Allen County Public Library

St Paul's Parish established in 1864 (originally for Germans)
lies in Wayne Township
518 DeWald Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
260 744-2765
Church records available through LDS-FHL 1866-1988
microfilmed records also available at the Allen County Public Library

Records also available for St Michael's of the Pier (St Joseph Twp) from 1869, St Peter's from 1872, St Patricks from 1891 and several parishes founded after that


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