North Main Street, 1904

From my personal collection.

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Winter of 1904 – No. Main St. Goshen, Ind

 

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Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1894

These photos are from my personal collection. The description and date is written in pencil on the back of the first image, “Barnum & Bailey Goshen Aug 16, 1894.”

Black paper is stuck around the edges of the second image, as if it had been glued into an old scrapbook. It’s stamped, “E. M. MUDGE, photographer, ELKHART, IND,” and written above, “Part of 40 horse team Barnum + Bailey Goshen.”

The photographer’s full name was Elliott M. Mudge, born in Michigan in 1863, of Canadian descent. The earliest listing I’ve found for his studio is in the 1903 Elkhart/Goshen City Directory, located at 317 S. Main Street, which appears to now be the Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart. I’d be interested to know more about his work. I did find this fun article about his pet photography, though I don’t know why he was featured in the Scranton, Pennsylvania newspaper. Perhaps he was an early Michael Scott! E.M. Mudge Pet Photography 1906

I’ve included below the 1892 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for the block, as well as the Google street view of how it looks today.

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Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1894
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Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1894

 

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1892 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

 

A History of 301/303 South Sixth Street Goshen Indiana

BARNS SOUTH AKA SOUTH, DEED V15 P273 B: L: 37 OL: P: PT LOT 37 SUBDIVISION
Formerly 220 East Jefferson St.

1886
Melvin B Hascall, day clk Hotel Hascall, res 220 e Jefferson; Goshen City Directory

1886
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2

1890
Hascall, M.B., r 220 E Jefferson; Goshen City Directory

1892
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2

1896
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2


1900
Home owned by

BECK Joseph C. Jr.         head, age 38, born Aug 1861
Kate G.                              wife, age 37, born Oct 1862
Jeanette C.                       daughter, age 12, born May 1888
Robert W. W.                  son, age 9, born Nov 1890
Louise C.                          daughter, age 7, Sep 1892
1900 United States Federal Census Place: Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana; Roll: 369; Page: 7B;Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 1240369 Description: Goshen City, Ward 4

1901
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2

1905
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2

1910
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2


1917
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Version 2

1920
Home owned by
BECK Joseph C     head, age 58
           Kate G        wife, age 56
           Robert G     son, age 28
Year: 1920; Census Place: Goshen Ward 4, Elkhart, Indiana; Roll: T625_431; Page: 4A; Enumeration District:18; Image: 778

1930
Home owned by
BECK Joseph C              head, age 68
Kate G                              wife, age 67
Robert                              son, age 39
WITMER Louise  dau. wid., age 37
FREY Nina F            servant, age 23
Year: 1930; Census Place: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana; Roll: 585; Page:11A; Enumeration District: 0030; Image: 315.0; FHL microfilm: 2340320

1932
BECK J C r 301 S Sixth; Goshen City Directory

1933
BECK Jos C h303 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1935
BECK J C r 301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1936
BECK J C r 301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1940
Home owned by
BECK Joseph C                            age 78
           Robert G (son)                  age 49

WHITMER, Louise B (dau. wd.) age 47
Year: 1940; Census Place: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana; Roll: T627_1041;Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 20-41

1941
Whitmer Louise B (wid Harry R) pres Goshen Sash & Door Co h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1946
Beck Robert G (Indiana Abstract Co), Lawyer, 107 S 5th, h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory
Whitmer Louise B pres Goshen Sash & Door Co r301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1948
Beck Robert G, Lawyer, 107 S 5th, h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1951
Beck Robt G lwyr 107 S 5th h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory
Whitmer, Louise B (wid Harry R) pres Goshen Sash & Door Co h303 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1955
Beck, Robert G lwyr 107 S 5th h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory
Whitmer, Louise B Mrs pres Goshen Sash & Door Co h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

 1957
Whitmer, Louise B Mrs pres Goshen Sash & Door Co h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1958
Whitmer, Louise B Mrs pres Goshen Sash & Door Co h301 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1960
Beck Robert G (Indiana Abstract Co) lawyer, 107 S 5th, h303 S 6th; Goshen City Directory
Whitmer, Louise B Mrs pres Goshen Sash & Door Co h303 S 6th; Goshen City Directory

1965
Robert Beck, d. 7 Sep 1965 Find a Grave Memorial

1981
Louise Whitmer, d. 15 Jul 1981 Find a Grave Memorial

1986
House sold:
Louise B WHITMER (grantor) to Donald C ROCK (grantee) and Dorothy A ROCK (grantee)

Quit Claim Deed Jean V HURNEY (grantor)
Quit Claim Deed Katherine H DOLAN (grantor)

Elkhart County Land Records Search

Note: Jean Vernon Hurney, is the daughter of Jeannette Beck and Harry Vernon.  Katherine V. (Vernon) Murchie is their daughter.


1989
House sold by Donald C. and Dorothy A. ROCK to George W. DONAT and Edith L. GRAY
Elkhart County Land Records Search

2016
APR 1 House sold by Edith L. GRAY and George W. DONAT to Sheldon and Ericka TROYER
Elkhart County Land Records Search