Vonnegut, Ayres, Fletcher, Blocks, Lieber…Prosser? Quite often I find myself researching the unknown families of Indianapolis. These are the everyday people who aren’t in the history books. With a bit of patience, they can be found in directories, census records, and the occasional newspaper clipping. With even more perseverance, and a lot of luck, I can sometimes track down descendants who might have a photo or some family stories. The Prosser family only lived in Indianapolis for about two decades, but their gem of a house still survives on East Tenth Street and I hope to one day find grandchildren or great-grandchildren to help fill in the blanks of their lives. Here is a history of their house and snippets of their story.