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CHAIN OF TITLE TO 116 & 118 WALNUT STREET
LOTS No. 3,4 and Part of Lot 5 in John Shallenbarger’s Subdivision of Inlots 24, 25, 26 of Original Plat to N. Manchester.

Property of Cliff Carpenter (2010); building formerly was A.G. Lautzenhiser & Son farm implement store on Walnut St.; also housed the U.S. Post Office and was known as the Ulrey Building.

Legal Description:

BEGINNING at the northeast corner of Lot number three (3) of said Sub-division; thence south along the east line of said Lots numbered three (3), four (4), and a part of five (5), the same being the west line of Walnut Street in said Town, fifty and forty hundredths (50.40) feet to the center line of the south brick wall of a two (2) story brick building now constructed on said Lots three (3), four (4), and a part five (5); thence west along the center line of said brick wall and the same prolonged west seventy-nine and ten hundredths (79.10) feet to a point in the west line of said Lot five (5), the same being the east line of a public alley; thence north along said west line of Lots five (5), four (4), and three (3), fifty and forty hundredths (50.40) feet to the northwest corner of said Lot numbered three (3); thence east along the north line of said Lot numbered three (3) seventy-nine and ten hundredths (79.10) feet to the place of beginning.

Plat of Section #5, in Township #29 North, of Range #7 East as copied from Page 447, of Surveyor’s Record #2 of Wabash County, Indiana.

Oct 12, 1835. United States to Peter Ogan. Original Entry or purchase of the Frac’l N.E. ¼ Section #5, in Township #29 North, of Range #7 East 59.75 acres now in Wabash County, Indiana.

Mar 30, 1837. United States, by Martin Van Buren, President to Peter Ogan. Patent. Consideration (Full Payment). Conveys Lot or Fraction of N.E. ¼ Section #5 (North of Eel River) in Township #29 North, Range #7 East in the District of lands subject to sale at Fort Wayne, Indiana, containing 59.75 acres, which said land has been purchased by the said Peter Ogan.

July 24, 1903. Sworn Affidavit of Joseph B. Harter.

“Joseph B. Harter, being duly sworn upon his oath says that he is 76 years of age, and has been a resident of North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, and vicinity since the year 1836; and he knew Peter Ogan who entered the Fractional North East quarter of Section No. Five (5), Township No. Twenty nine (29) North, of Range No. Seven (7) East in Wabash County, Indiana, containing 59.75 acres on the 12th day of October, 1835, and who also entered the west half of the South East quarter of Section No. Thirty two (32), Township No. Thirty (30) North, of Range No. Seven (7) East, in Wabash County, Indiana, on the 13th day of October, 1835;

“That he knew Allen Halderman who entered the east half of the South East quarter of Section No. Thirty two (32) Township No. Thirty (3) North, of Range No. Seven (7) East, in Wabash County, Indiana, on the 13th day of October, 1835, and that said Halderman died about the year 1844;

“That he is familiar with the platting of the town of Manchester now North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, which plat is recorded in Deed Record “A”, Pages 204 & 205 of the Deed Records of Wabash County, Indiana, which Plat is dated January 4, 1837, and acknowledged by Peter Ogan, as Proprietor on the 13th day of February 1837 and that the original plat of the Town of Manchester is located on a part of the said fractional north east quarter and a part of the north west quarter of said section no. Five (5) township No. twenty nine North, of Range No. Seven (7) East, and a part of the south east quarter of section No. Thirty two (32), in Township No. Thirty (30) North, of Range No. Seven (7) East.

“That said Peter Ogan, Jacob Neff, and Allen Halderman platted the said town of Manchester, on the land above set out as entered by them, and embraced so much of the land of each as is shown in the said plat recorded aforesaid;

“That said Jacob Neff and Allen Halderman did not execute and acknowledge said plat as proprietors jointly with the said Peter Ogan, but that each of the above parties retained in himself ownership of such lots in said original plat as was located on the lands entered by each aforesaid.

“That none of the parties ever claimed any interest in such lots as were platted on the lands of the others, but from the date of such plat each party or his heirs conveyed the lots either separately as tracts of land in the land entered by each of the parties aforesaid.

That the lots in such original plat as is located in the fractional north east quarter of Section No. Five (5), Township Twenty nine (29) North, of Range No. Seven (7) East; and the west half of the south east quarter of Section No. Thirty two (32), Township No. Thirty (30) North of Range No. Seven (7) East were conveyed by Peter Ogan.

“That the lots as located in the east half of north west quarter of Section No. Five (5), in Township No. Twenty nine (29) North, of Range Number Seven (7) East were conveyed by Jacob Neff, and the lots located in the east half of the South East quarter of Section No. Thirty two (32) in Township No. Thirty (30) North, of Range No. Seven (7) East were conveyed by the heirs of Allen Halderman.
“And further deponent sayeth not.
“Joseph B. Harter”

April 18, 1837. Peter & Nancy Ann Ogan to Jacob Vanimon. Conveys—In Lot #25, in the recorded town plat of North Manchester in Wabash County, Indiana. Consideration $35.

July 25, 1848. Jacob & Mary Vanimon to James B. Oliver. Conveys—In Lot #25. Consideration $30.

Aug 21, 1848. James B. & Julia Oliver to Cornelius Wampler. Conveys Lot 25. Consideration $50.

Mar 7, 1849. Cornelius & Catherine Wampler to William Thorn. Lot 25. Consideration $55.

Feb 18, 1852. William & Elizabeth Thorn to John & Abraham Shallenberger. Lots #24 & 25. Consideration $2,000.

Jun 14, 1854. Abraham & Rebecca Shallenberger to John Shallenberger. Undivided ½ of Lots 24 & 25. Consideration $2500.

Oct 14, 1878. John Shallenberger’s Sub-division of in lots Number 24, 25 & 26 in the O.P. of Manchester.

Mar 4, 1881. John & Eleanor M. Shallenberger to John Hafer. Conveys Lots No. 3,4 & 5 in Sub-division of Lot #25 in Shallenberger’s sub-division. $2800.

May 13, 1882. John & Caroline Hafer [of Bedford Co., PA]  to John E. Hayes. Lots No. 3,4 & 5 in Sub-division of Lot #25. Consideration $1075.

Mar 8, 1892. John E. & Mariah J. Hayes to Arthur F. & Clara B. Rice. Lots #3,4 & 5 of Lot #25 in O.P. Consideration $2500.

Mar 11, 1892. Arthur F. & Clara B. Rice to Rufas A. Schoolcraft. Lots #3,4 & 5 in Lot #25. Consideration $500.

April 13, 1893. R.A. & Jennie Schoolcraft to Henry Mills. Mortgage. Consideration $750.

May 24, 1898. Rufus A. & Margaret J. Schoolcraft to G.N. Frazier. Lots #3,4 & 5 in Lot #25 in O.P. Consideration $2000.

Feb 6, 1900. George N. & Emma A. Frazier to David Ginther & A.G. Lautzenhiser. Conveys undivided 2/3 interest in lots 3,4,5 in Lot #25 in O.P. $1333.33.

Sept 2, 1902. George N. & Emma A. Frazier to Amziah G. Lautzenhiser & David Ginther. Quitclaim Deed. Consideration $2000. Conveys their undivided one-third in Lots 3,4 & 5 inShelenberger’s Addition.

Oct 25, 1904. A.G. Lautzenhiser and Company, composed of Amziah G. Lautzenhiser, and David Ginther (they being sole & only owners of the real estate described to John A. DeLauter. Quitclaim Deed. Conveys Lots 3,4 & 5.

Oct 25, 1904. John A. DeLauter Trustee & Martha A. DeLauter, his wife to Amziah G. Lautzenhiser. Quitclaim Deed. Conveys the undivided one-half interest in Lots 3,4 & 5 in Shellenbarger’s Addition.

Oct 25, 1904. John A. DeLauter Trustee & Martha A. DeLauter to David Ginther. Quitclaim Deed. Conveys undivided ½ interest in Lots 3,4 & 5 in Shelenberger’s addition to Manchester, now North Manchester.

Sept 22, 1905. Amziah G. & Melissa A. Lautzenhiser to David Ginther. Warranty Deed. Conveys the undivided ½ of South 9 feet and 10 inches of lot #5 in John Shennenberger’s [sic] Addition of sub-division of in lot #25 in the O.P., including the undivided ½ of the south half of the south wall of the brick building now situated on said Lot #5. Consideration $400.

Sept 28, 1906. David & Laura Ginther to William W. & Emma Barnhart. Warranty Deed. Conveys the undivided ½ of Lots 3 & 4 and north part of Lot 5 lying north of the center line of the south wall of two story double brick business room now constructed on said lots 3,4 & part of 5 in John Shallenberger’s subdivision of in lot 25, in the Original Plat. Consideration $4000.

May 17, 1907. George N. & Emma Frazier to Isaac T. Purdy. Quitclaim Deed. Conveys the undivided one-third interest in lots 3,4 & 5 in Shallenbarger’s Addition to Manchester, now called North Manchester. This deed is intended to convey all the right, title and interest in above described property; that the grantor George N. Frazier had in the same by virture of his being a partner and member of the firm of A.G. Lautzenhiser & Co., which was composed of Amziah G. Lautzenhiser and David Ginther, and the grantors herein George N. Frazier, doing business under and by the name and style of A.G. Lautzenhiser & Co. of North Manchester, Ind., in 1901 and 1902.

Note: Amziah G. Lautzenhiser died Jan 18, 1919. His wife filed on Feb 24, 1919 the following declaration as applicant for executrix—“Melissa A. Lautzenhiser being duly sworn upon her oath says that Amziah G. Lautzenhiser departed this life testate at North Manchester, in Wabash county, Indiana, on the 18th day of January, 1919, leaving a will and testament; that said decedent was at or immediately previous to his death a resident of Wabash County Indiana, and that he left a personal estate of the probable value of five hundred dollars and real estate of the estimated value of six thousand dollars, and that said decedent left surviving him as his sole and only heirs at law, as far as known the following – Melissa A. Lautzenhiser, age 69 years wife, North Manchester, Ind; Virgil Lautzenhiser age 44 years, Detroit Michigan; son.”

Mar 3, 1919. Melissa A. Lautzenhiser (widow of Amziah G. Lautzenhiser) to Morris Eckhart. Warranty Deed. Consideration $2500. Conveys the undivided one-half of Lots 3,4 & 5 in Shallenberger’s Addition to Manchester, now North Manchester.

Nov 22, 1919. Morris & Ada Eckhart to Louis L. Conner. Warranty Deed. Consideration $2800. Conveys the undivided ½ of lots #3,4 & 5 in Shallenberger’s Addition.

Sept 22, 1920. Emma Barnhart, the unmarried widow of William W. Barnhart, to Louis L. Conner. Warranty Deed. Consideration $3500. Conveys the undivided on half of lots 3 and 4 and the north part of lot 5 lying north of the center line of the south wall of the two story double brick business room now constructed on said lots 3 and 4 and part of 5 in John Shallenbarger’s Subdivision of in lot 25 in the Original Plat of the town of Manchester, now the incorporated town of North Manchester, including the undivided one half of the north half of said south wall of said business building, and including such part of said lot 5 lying north of said centre line extended westward to the west line of said lot 5.

Mar 22, 1923. Louis L. Conner, a single and unmarried man, to Warren G. Sayre. Mortgage. Consideration $4580.

Jan 30, 1924. Louis L. Conner to John L. Curry. Warranty Deed. Conveys Lots 3 and 4, and the north part of lot 5, lying north of the center line of the south wall of the two story brick business room now constructed on lots 3 and 4 and part of 5 in Shallenbarger’s subdivision of in lot #25 in O.P. Grantee assumes mortgage to Warren G. Sayre for 4500 dollars.

Jan 6, 1925. Warranty Deed. Consideration $8200. John L. Curry, unmarried to J. Logan Ulrey. Conveys Lots 3, 4 and the north part of lot 5  in shallenbarger’s subdivision.

Jan 10, 1925. Sworn Affidavit by John Isenbarger:

“John Isenbarger, being duly sworn on his oath says that he is a resident of the Town of North Manchester, Wabash County, State of Indiana and that he is 56 years of age and that he knew George N. Frazier who at one time was a partner of A.G. Lautzenhiser and Company composed of said Lautzenhiser, David Ginther and said Frazier and that G.N. Frazier to whom Rufus A. Schoolcraft and wife on the 24th day of May, 1898, as recorded in deed record 68, page 504 for lots 3,4 and 5, subdivision of lot number 25 in Shallenbarger’s in the orginal plat and George N. Frazier who with his wife conveyed to David Ginther and A.G. Lautzenhiser February 6th, 1900, deed record 73, page 456 to said lots and George N. Frazier the grantor in a deed to Amziah G. Lautzenhiser and David Ginther, September 2nd, 1902, deed record 80, page 110 to an undivided third interest in said lots in Shellenberger’s addition and George N. Frazier in the granting clause in said deed and G. N. Frazier who signed and George N. Frazier who acknowledged the execution of said deed and George N. Frazier, grantor in a deed to Isaac T. Purdy, May 17, 1907 deed record 91, page 98 and George N. or G.N. Frazier who signed and George N. who acknowledged the execution of same, all were one and the same person.

“That he knew Rufus A. Schoolcraft and that the grantee, Rufas A. Schoolcraft in a deed from Arthur F. Rice and wife to lots 3,4 and 5, sub-division in lot 25 in the original plat, March 11, 1892, deed record 54, page 462 and of Rufus A. Schoolcraft, grantor in a deed to G.N. Frazier, May 24, 1899, deed record 68, page 504, was one and the same person.

“This affiant further says that he has resided in the town of North Manchester, Wabash County, State of Indiana for 35 years and has ever since been acquainted with and knows the location of Shallenbarger’s addition to North Manchester, Indiana and is a sub-division of lot 25 in the original plat and that he has been shown an abstract of title to lots 3,4 and 5 in John Shallenbarger’s subdivision of lot 25 in the original plat of the town of North Manchester and that where ever in said abstract of title said Shallenbarger’s addition is referred to as Shallenberger’s, Shellenberger’s  or Shennenberger’s or any other way of spelling Shallenbarger’s addition, it is one and the same addition. There is only one Shallenbarger’s addition to the Town of North Manchester.”

May 10, 1928. Lease. J. Logan Ulrey, unmarried, Lessor to United States of America, hereinafter called the Government.

“The lessor hereby leases to the Government the following, described premises, viz: All that certain room, Thirty feet by Seventy-six (30’ x 76’), less an offset Five feet by Twenty feet (5’ x 20’) for a stairway, (2170 square feet), inside measurements, on the first floor of the two-story and basement, brick premises, known as “The Ulrey Building” situated on the West side of Walnut Street, between Main and Second Streets, on Lots Nos. 3,4 and part of 5, block No. 25, with the use of an alley 8 feet wide in the rear, in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, to be used exclusively for the following purpose: As and for a post office, in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana. To have and to hold the said premises with their appurtenances for the term beginning January 1, 1928, and ending with December 31, 1937; ten years in all. …The Government shall pay the Lessor for the premises rent at the following rate: Fourteen Hundred Dollars ($1,400.00) per annum. …This lease may be terminated upon ninety days’ notice in writing to the Lessor whenever the Post Office Department shall decide to move the office into a Government-owned building which shall have been provided for it.”

Oct 6, 1943. Warranty Deed. J. Logan Ulrey, unmarried, to Bruce R. & Elva E. Corey. Conveys Lots 3, 4 and the north part of lot 5 in John Shallenbarger’s sub-division of in-lot 25.

Mar 8, 1944. Bruce R. & Elva E. Corey to The First National Bank in Huntington. Mortgage, $6,000.

Note: Bruce R. Corey died Nov 8, 1949.

July 10, 1951. Commissioner’s Deed (in the matter of the Estate of Bruce R. Corey). Executes a conveyance to the holder of the contract of sale of real estate entered into by decedent, does hereby convey to Morris 5 and 10c to $1.00 Stores, Inc., an Indiana Corporation, for the balance due under said contract ($10,866.04), the following described real estate: Lots Numbered Three, Four and a part of Five in John Shallenbarger’s Subdivision.

Dec 27, 1954. Warranty Deed. Conveys to Mack Realty Company by Morris 5 and 10 cent to $1.00 Stores, Inc., the Lots numbered 3, 4 and a part of 5 in John Shallenbarger’s Subdivision. J.S. Mack was President of Morris 5 and 10 cent to $1.00 Stores, Inc. Mack Realty Company was a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and having its principal office at McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA.