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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Wells County

Guide to Wells County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Wells County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Bluffton
Address Wells County Courthouse
102 W Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 219.824.6479

County Website
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Historical Facts

Parent County

1835--Wells County was created 7 February 1835 from Allen, Delaware and Randolph Counties.
County seat:  Bluffton [1]

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Wells County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Business Records


US Vol. 5 page 193 - Prairieview Cemetery

Individual Cemeteries:

Census Records

For tips on accessing Wells County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups


Local Histories

Land and Property



Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Well County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wells County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship





Probate Records

Public Records


County Courthouse

Wells County Courthouse
102 W Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 219.824.6479

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837
and probate records from 1838.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Family History Centers


School Records


Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voting Registration

Wells County, Indiana Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.