Historical Photo of the Indiana Veterans Home

Historical Photo of the Indiana Veterans Home

The Indiana State Soldiers’ Home opened in 1896 on a 187 acre site in Lafayette, Indiana. The Home’s mission was to care for honorably discharged veterans of America’s wars who were residents of Indiana. Wives and widows of veterans were also eligible for care. The Home is still in operation and known today as the Indiana Veterans’ Home.

In 2002 volunteers at the Indiana State Archives completed the massive task of foldering, boxing, and indexing the State Archives’ collection of over 10,000 packets for residents of the Indiana State Soldiers’ Home. These records date from the Home’s opening in 1896 until 1964. These records are available at the Indiana State Archives.

Residents from Boone County in the Indiana Veterans Home

AkersJosephC.195614th Ammunition Train
AkersMamieE.1941
AyersEdwardD.19046th + 9th US Infantry
AyresBenjaminS.1904146th + 12th Indiana Infantry
AyresFrancesA.1908
BartonClaudeWm.19533rd Prov Scl
BartonGladysH.1962
BlackRobertN.1908USS Minnesota
BowmanCynthiaA.1923
BreedloveWilliamT.191710th Indiana Infantry
BrownBlanche1947
BumgarnerJohnJ.190813th Indiana Cavalry + 16th Indiana Infantry
BurhopHeattie1905
BussellMary1930
CaseSamuelM.190955th Indiana Infantry + 115th
CashmanFrancisM.190824th Kentucky Infantry
CasselJeffersonM.1911116th Indiana Infantry
CassityMaryJ.1916
CopelandNancyA.1911
CuttsAliceDale1926
CuttsSilasM.192611th Regular Infantry
DeboltMarthaC.1928
DenneyHarryM.1956152nd Infantry + 2nd Mechanized Infantry
DurhamJohn1906135th Indiana Infantry
ErhartAndrew1931150th Indiana Infantry
EssexAlice1915
EssexDavid1916116th Indiana Infantry + 154th
FearrinHarriet1927
FiskAmerica1921
FiskBrowerF.192137th Indiana Infantry
FrancisElizaJ.1926
FrenchCurtisN.1951Field Artillery
FrielRobertR.1923150th Illinois Infantry
GarrettElizabethE.1912
GibsonMinnie1931
GroveIsaacN.1904154th Indiana Infantry + 55th
HallJonathan19167th Indiana Infantry
HamMaryJ.1920
HamWilliamT.192020th Kentucky Infantry
HarperJamesD.190110th Indiana Light Artillery
HattonFrancisM.19179th West Virginia Infantry + 1st
HawksworthCharlesHenry194083rd Field Artillery
HawksworthEmma1941
HeathJohnN.189911th Indiana Infantry
HedgeJohn1923103rd
HillmanJohnW.189741st Illinois Infantry
HobbsSusanJ.1929
HooverNancyC.1926
HopkinsCatharine1902
HopkinsWilliamE.19024th Pennsylvania Cavalry
HullAmandaE.1922
HunleyPascal1923150th Indiana Infantry
JohnsonWalter194227th US Aerial Squadron
KelseyKateL.1943
KerseyGeorgeW.1916116th Indiana Infantry
KerseySerepta1919
LambertHortense1924
LambertWalter19246th US Regiment
Last NameFirst NameMiddle NameYearRegiment
LaurimoreFrankM.1908116th Indiana Infantry
LeapHarryW.19498th Field Artillery
LeeFrederickD.189640th Indiana Infantry
LoganJoleC.19321st Heavy Artillery
LoyCatharine1912
LoyJohn19128th Indiana Infantry
LucasRebeccaCaroline1945
LucasRolyeN.193856th Coast Artillery + 11th Infantry
MabreyLouisa1921
McClainAbigail1924
McMichaelDavidH.1956302nd Supply Train
MillerDavidS.192011th Indiana Infantry
MillsLouizaJ.1928
MorrisonRachelE.1929
MountGeorgeN.192586th Indiana Infantry
NealWilburW.19042nd US Engineers
NeutzenhoelzerHenry192916th + 13th Indiana Cavalry
NeutzenhoelzerMary1928
NorrisClydeH.1963396th Battalion
NorrisJamesThomas195218th Field Artillery
NorwoodOrra1962
ObenchainJohnson190886th Indiana
PaceRobertL.195656th Seq. Corp.
ParrottAnna1917
ParrottHinton192363rd Indiana Infantry
PhillipsAngeline1905
PhillipsGeorge19037th Indiana Infantry
PitmanWilliam190386th Indiana Infantry
PuettElizabeth1908
RaderEllenE.1926
RevealMaryM.1922
RichardsLewisD.19041st Indiana Heavy Artillery
RileyLewisC.1928116th Indiana Infantry
RileyMarthaE.1933
RolphMaryC.1918
RoseMary1900
RoseWilliam190072nd Indiana Infantry
RoseboomAnanias192383rd Ohio Infantry
SandersEmily1921
SandlinJosephA.192011th Indiana Infantry
SandlinNancyF.1920
SmithEdna1909
SmithLydia1926
SparksBenjamin1898116th Indiana Infantry
StephensonA.P.1925
StocktonKeliah1923
StocktonThomasF.191915th Indiana Infantry + 154th
SummersCelia1922
SummersMartin192332nd Iowa Infantry
TaulbeeNancyAnn1915
TaulbeeWilliamH.H.1911124th Indiana Infantry
TempletonMaryA.1929
ThompsonDanielD.189811th Indiana Cavalry
TraderSarahJane1927
VennGeorgeS.19264th Artillery + 11th USInfantry
VestSamuelW.190540th + 116th Indiana Infantry
VoganDavid19027th Kentucky Cavalry
WalkerLewis191740th Indiana Infantry
WattsEmmaA.1950
WellsSusanE.1932
WescottMarthaA.1916
WhiteleyVivianJ.1957
WickershamGeorgeB.190215th Indiana Infantry
WilsonGilbert192193rd Ohio Infantry
WoodDavid191440th Indiana Infantry + 4th Regiment Cavalry
WorrellCornelius1903154th Indiana Infantry + 55th


Indiana State Soldiers’ Home Cemetery
The cemetery is located behind the Home and has an entrance on Soldiers Home Road. As of May 2003, two complete sections, Central and West Central, have been read and transcribed and are included here.