The Rensselaer High School Class of 1955 have shared many memories at class reunions over the years, including the year it held a reunion in 1970. Class members who participated in this reunion included (front row, L to R) Frances Phegley, Sandra Martin, Darla Jones, Phyllis Miller, Nancy Yeoman, Geri Chapman, Marilyn Steinke, Virginia Kerns and Pat Moore. (Back row, L to R) Gary Mau, Trd Knorr, Charles Tullis, Dale DeWees, Ron Paulus, Jim Hopkins, Vaughn Wood, Dick Phegley and Rich Potts. Photo provided. Rensselaer Republican 2/21/00
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.