Glen E. and Clara Louise Dean, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Glen E. and Clara Louise Dean


Glen E. Dean was a lifelong resident of Valparaiso; born 1891 -- died 1971. The son of Lyman and Anna (Stalbaum) Dean, who were also lifetime residents of nearby counties and Valparaiso; father, Lyman, who passed away in 1971 at age of 101; mother, Anna, who passed away in 1965 at age 95. Married Clara Louise Brown in 1911; children -- Leon R. Dean, living in Valparaiso; Dorothy M. (Dean) Scharbach now residing in Elmhurst, Illinois; seven grandchildren living (Richard and Michael Dean, preceding him in death); five great-grandchildren. He was co-owner of Valparaiso Plumbing and Heating Co. for 47 years; member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Valparaiso, where he was a choir boy and continued to be active in choir and service as long as physically able; member of Elk's Lodge No. 500 for 30 years; he served as a member of the board of directors of First Federal Savings and Loan of Valparaiso for 26 years and as a member of its building committee which planned the new structure at Washington and Lincolnway Sts. And to which he devoted his efforts to helping in its completion and realized his dream of its successful operation a few years before his death.

Clara Louise (Brown) Dean born in Jasper Co. in 1892 and moved to Valparaiso when only a small child and where she has since resided; father, Jerome Brown, who passed away in 1906 at age of 44; mother. Dorothea (Wiesemann) Brown, who passed away in 1947 at age of 83; maternal grandparents; Franz Wiesemann (1828-1911); emigrated to the U.S. in 1852 from Germany and settled in LaPorte Co. until 1869 when he moved to Porter Co. and there resided until his death; Regina (Herr) Wiesemann (18??-1892); paternal grandparents; -- George Brown (1828-1899); emigrated to U.S. from England in 1852; spent sometime in New York State and from there settled in Porter Co. where he soon began acquiring land in Jackson Township area where Indiana Toll Road is today; he was successful in his endeavors of raising grain and livestock and built up his farm holdings; he also realized profits from quantities of cords of wood which his land yielded. In 1885 he built a home in Chesterton, which is often referred to as The Brown Mansion, and now owned by school corporation and is presently Duneland School Headquarters. Mrs. Dean can recall many features of the original home, stable, etc. and happy times spent there as small child. - -Charity (Carter) Brown (1839-1895) whose parents were early Jackson Township settlers (paternal grandmother)

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 96-97

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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