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Transcribed biography of Elmer Lemster


The history of the Elmer Lemster family in Porter County goes back to the time when his father, Thomas Lemster, came from Germany as a young boy. Soon after his marriage in 1882 to Louise Wagenknecht, Thomas built the home at 410 E. Lincolnway where in 1897 Elmer Christopher Lemster was born and where some years later, Elmer's son, Robert Thomas Lemster also was born. The other child of Elmer and his Chicago-born wife, Lillian nee Rezac, is Barbara Louise Lemster, now Mrs. Wm. Tanke of Valparaiso.

Elmer Lemster learned the brick mason trade of his father and there are a number of brick houses and buildings in this area which are their work. In 1940 Elmer ran for the office of County Treasurer, won the election and served two terms. In 1946 and 47 he managed the Dunes State Park Pavilion and hotel. In 1958 he was elected to the office of County Recorder and served two terms in that office. He completed his political career by serving two terms on the Porter County Council. He has also served as treasurer of the Porter County Republican Committee. Their Valparaiso residence since leaving the large house on Lincolnway is at 505 Institute. Mr. Lemster passed away shortly before the publication of this book.

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: 131

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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