Jasper County was formed in 1838 and named for Sargent William Jasper, a noted solder for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Sgt. Jasper became famous in 1776 during bombardment of Fort Moultrie, for erecting a new flagstaff under fire after the American flag had been shot down. He was killed during the Siege of Savannah in 1779.
The county seat of Jasper is a town called Rensselaer. Rennselaer was platted in 1839 and originally named Newton. The town’s name changed to Rennselaer in 1844 after James Van Rensselaer, a merchant from New York, who took the land over from Joseph Yeoman.
Rensselaer has the charm of a small-town but located close to Chicago conveniences. Saint Joseph College is in Rensselaer and during the 1880’s-1890’s Drexel Hall (one of the first buildings to become part of the college) housed the St. Joseph’s Indian Normal School, an educational institution funded by the government and designed to educate Native American boys for ease in assimilation into the white culture. The school closed in 1896 but the building still is in use at the college.Long Term Disability
O’Ryan Law Firm focuses mainly on long term disability claims, representing policyholders across Indiana. We understand the challenges and frustrations in pursuing a disability claim. We also understand insurance companies and how they operate. If you have a claim that has been wrongfully denied, O’Ryan Law Firm can assist you in enforcing your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law. Without a lawyer, this can be a tiring and confusing process. We try to resolve cases as quickly as possible because we understand that you need the money quickly to help with medical bills and lost income.Life Insurance
When you purchase a life insurance policy, you should be assured of the financial help you need when a loved one passes away. If you have lost a loved one and the insurance company is denying your claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help. Bridget O'Ryan, is familiar with how the insurance industry will try to keep you from getting the benefits you need and deserve. Some insurance companies may claim that the coverage had lapsed, the death was not accidental, or that there was a change in the beneficiary. O’Ryan Law Firm utilizes forensic experts, pathologists and private investigators to prove that the insurance company's allegations are false and you are entitled to the life insurance benefits your loved one provided for your protection.
If you have been denied long term disability, short term disability, medical coverage, life insurance benefits, or Social Security Disability benefits we can answer all your questions. There is no charge for a free initial consultation. Contact O’Ryan Law firm either online or by phone at 317.255.1000.