In honor of the upcoming baseball season, the Republican will showcase the 1976 Rensselaer Central High School Bomber baseball team. Members of that team included (L to R) coach Jackie Goodrich, Randy Kiger, John Claussen, Mark Hannon, Bret Mattocks, Bob Reichert, Lane Mattocks, Alan Brunton, Ed Wood, Terry Phegley, Terry Kaufman and coach J. Scott Williams. If anyone knows what the Bombers finished that year and who some of the better players were, contact the Republican via e-mail at email@example.com or drop us a note at our office at 117 N. Van Rensselaer St. Photo from Chaos. Rensselaer Republican ????
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.