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Transcribed biography of Paul Nuppnau

PAUL NUPPNAU. A man of sterling integrity and worth, Paul Nuppnau, cashier of the State Bank of Valparaiso, is well known in financial circles and stands high among the valued and esteemed residents of his home city. He was born May 1, 1859, in Germany, where he grew to manhood.

His parents, Paul and Ida (Clausen) Nuppnau, immigrated from Germany to America in 1883, coming with their family to Indiana and locating in Valparaiso. Here the father is still living, a venerable man of ninety-one years, but the mother has passed to the life beyond, her death having occurred when she was but sixty-eight years of age. Of their eleven children eight are now, in 1912, living, Paul being the fifth child in succession of birth of the paternal household.

Acquiring a practical education in the Fatherland, Paul Nuppnau was engaged in agricultural pursuits until coming with the family to Indiana. For a time after his arrival on Indiana soil he worked on the railroads, in that capacity becoming familiar with the language and customs of our country. Being ready to establish himself in business on his own account, Mr. Nuppnau purchased the Franklin Hotel, in Valparaiso, and for sixteen years greeted the traveling public as "mein host." Disposing of his hotel, in 1898 he accepted the position of cashier in the State Bank of Valparaiso, of which he is a stockholder and a director, and has since held the position, for which he is well adapted by reason of his business qualifications and experience. Independent in politics, Mr. Nuppnau supports the best men and measures at the polls, regardless of party restrictions. Fraternally he belongs to the Masonic Lodge, No. 137, Ancient Free and Accepted Order of Masons; to the Chapter, No. 79, R. A. M.; to the Commandery, No. 28, K. T., and to other local societies. Both Mr. and Mrs. Nuppnau are members of the German Emanuel Lutheran church.

Mr. Nuppnau married, April 28, 1883, Charlotte M. Atheros, a native of Porter county, where her parents settled on coming to America from Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Nuppnau are the parents of five children, all of whom were born in Valparaiso, namely: Charlie, William, Paul, Laura and Martha.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 795-796

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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