(upper photo) Last week, we asked people to call in and identify these seven lovely women, who were Homecoming Court candidates at Rensselaer Central High School in 1966-67. After fielding several calls, the identity of these seven women was revealed. They are, with married names in parenthesis where possible, (front row, L to R) Pama Tonner (Schreeg), Pam Mackey and Pat Woodworth (Riley). (Back row, L to R) Cindy Kanne, Linda Foulks, Marcia Hurley and Jane Pfledderer. Photo provided. Rensselaer Republican 10/16/00
(lower photo) The 1966 Homecoming Court included eventual queen winner Linda Foulks (second from left in back row). Please help us identify the other candidates and we’ll include the results in next week’s paper. Photo from Chaos. Rensselaer Republican 10/9/00
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.