Rella VanNess was the daughter of Isaiah Van Ness and Catherine (Grove) Van Ness. She was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana and at the age of 21 she married Walter T. Culbertson. They married 15 Sept 1901 in Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Rella and Walter were the parents of the following children:
1. Anna May Culbertson 1904-1904 2. Pauline Culbertson 25 March 1906-.