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Transcribed biography of Frederick Schlundt

FREDERICK SCHLUNDT. Among the prosperous farmers of Pine township, Porter county, whose entire life has been identified with the progress and development of this section, well to the forefront is Mr. Frederick Schlundt, who owns and occupies a farm of more than two hundred acres of land and carries on operations to include general farming and stock raising. Mr. Schlundt, who is one of the prominent leaders in public affairs in the community, is the efficient assessor of the township, and has held the position four years. In political matters he advocates Democratic party principles, but is always ready to assist in pushing to success any measure, tending to enhance the best interests of his section, no matter by whom put forward.

Mr. Schlundt is of German extraction, born in LaPorte county, Indiana, December 1, 1869, the son of John and Sophia (Hieck) Schlundt. His parents were raised in Germany and came to the United States after their marriage, locating first in Albany, New York. They remained at that place but a short time, however, when they decided to move further west and chose LaPorte county as their next home. After two years they moved to Pine township, Porter county, living for two years on the Blair farm here. Later Mr. Schlundt purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres and continued to make that his home until he retired from active operations and removed to Michigan City, where he spent the remainder of his days. He is survived by his wife, who still resides in Michigan City, and five of their six children, as follows: Minnie, wife of Lewis Hildebrand, of Chicago; Louise, wife of Fred H. Cook, of Michigan City; Mary, wife of L. J. Mayer, Michigan City; Charles, who is chief of the fire department of Michigan City; and Frederick, a brief history of whom we are writing.

Frederick Schlundt was reared on the farm and secured a rudimentary education in the district schools, which was later supplemented by study at the German school conducted by the Lutheran church at Michigan City, Indiana. After completing his school work he went to work on the farm for his father, remaining at home until his twenty-third year. In April, 1891, he was married to Miss Emma Casten, a native of Porter county, Indiana, and daughter of Fred Casten, who was born in Germany. Five children were born of this union, namely: Alfred, born October 12, 1892; John, born January 30, 1894; Hattie, born September, 1896; Raymond, born in 1899; and Edwin, born in 1903. The two oldest are graduates of the grade schools of the county, Alfred having finished in 1906 and John in 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Schlundt are both devout members of the German Lutheran church, in which they were confirmed in youth, and are generous contributors to its support. Mr. Schlundt also belongs to the German Guild. He is a man of high moral principles and staunch personal integrity and is one of the most widely acquainted and universally respected citizens of the county in which he resides.

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: 815-816

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