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Transcribed biography of Joseph James Fabian


Joseph James Fabian was born in Gary, Indiana on October 13, 1920. One of three children born to John and Anna Fabian, an immigrant family from Hungary. His father was a carpenter by trade. Joseph graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1939. He served as a radio man with the Navy's Admiral Staff of the Seventh Fleet, during World War II. He has worked for the steel mills, carpentry and sales. He is presently employed by All Phase Electric in Valparaiso.

Joseph married Jeanne Walton in 1943. Jeanne was born in Eagle Creek Township in Indiana, one of 12 children born to Leroy and Sarah Walton, who came to Illinois and Indiana from Kansas traveling across the county in an open wagon. Leroy was a Spanish American War Veteran and Wagon master at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served as Commander and Chief of the Spanish American Veterans of Gary, IN for many years.

Jeanne and Joe are the parents of six wonderful boys. Joe, born in 1947, Mike, 1950, Steve, 1952, Pat, 1955, Dirk, 1956, and Drew, 1958. The two oldest boys served their country by being Vietnam Veterans. Steve served his time in the service in Germany. Tragedy brought the untimely death of Dirk in 1973. Joe and Mike are married, and the other boys are still at home.

We moved to Valparaiso twenty years ago and settled in Washington Township in 1968. We found the house of our dreams and found through past history it was the dream of many other people. Our house was originally christened the Broadlands. We hope to restore it and that name.

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: 104

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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