William Lemster, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of William Lemster


Our family history for 1976 is as follows:

Descendants of William and Augusta Moehller Lemster: William L. Lemster -- Lifetime resident of Center Township, whose maternal and paternal grandparents came from Germany over 100 years ago. Educated in Porter County schools. Employed at Valparaiso University.

Carrie Shupe Lemster -- wife -- came to Porter County in 1929 from Kentucky. Maternal and paternal grandparents from Old Virginia. Graduated from Valpo High and attended Valparaiso University. Employed on food staff at Valparaiso University. Descendant of Patrick Henry. Great-great-randmother was Dulcena Jane Henry, who was married to Joseph Patrick Powell.

Children and Grandchildren:

1. Marilynn Lemster Krause, wife of Les. H. Krause. Graduate of Valparaiso High -- Les graduated from Purdue U. She is employed at McGill Manufacturing Co. They have two small children, Kurt and Kristine.

2. Karen Lemster Brown -- wife of Air Force S. Sgt. George W. Brown, is in Japan. Graduate of Valparaiso High and majored in Art and U. S. History at V.U. and Indiana U. They have three small children, Brenda, Jennifer and Eric.

3. Douglas N. Lemster, unmarried and presently in his second year at Valparaiso Technical Institute. Graduate of Valpo High. Namesake of Douglas N. Hoback.

The Lemster Farm will be the site of a Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 in tribute to the horse-drawn and handtool farmer. Old fashion picnics, wagon rides, square dancing, soap making, carding and spinning wool, making apple butter, and cider making. A cobweb extracts museum, and corn roast will be enjoyed.

Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were farmers. This will be a summer-long celebration with the help of the neighborhood.

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: 131-132

This biography has been transcribed exactly as it was originally published in the source. Please note that we do not provide photocopies or digital scans of biographies appearing on this website.

Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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