In the early 1970s, Rensselaer Central High School had a Future Nurses Club with over 100 members at one point in 1971. Officers of the club in 1971 are pictured above (L to R) Rita Messman, president; Kay Foulks, treasurer; Sharon Yeoman, vice-president; Debbie Phegley, secretary; Kris Spurgeon, chairman. Did these women become nurses after graduation? If anyone has information on the whereabouts of these officers, please contact the Republican with the information. Photo provided. Rensselaer Republican 11/18/02
Online Records to help your research.
Indexes and Lists
Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Records Table of veterans who fought for the north in the Civil War (1861-1865), Jasper County Post #84
Standard Atlas Index - 1909 Standard Atlas Index of Jasper County, searchable by name
Local Obituary Index A collection of spreadsheets listing obituaries that can be found in the Rensselaer Republican (1910-1939 - other years to be added) and the Kankakee Valley Post-News (1938-present).
Jasper County Cemetery Records at Find a Grave.com Records added by community volunteers. Extensive records for the DeMotte area.
Jasper County Cemeteries at Google Maps A map of existing and former Jasper County Cemeteries, based on library records.
1840 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1850 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1860 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1870 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1880 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1900 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
Genealogy and Local History books at JCPL
A list of non-circulating books available in our branches
Vintage Views Index
Copies of the local history publication available for browsing at the Rensselaer Library.
Other Records available at the Library
For highlights of our collection, please see our main genealogy page.