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Transcribed biography of Martin E. Schmidt


Martin E. Schmidt Jr. and Clara Fuller Schmidt and Family.

I, Martin, was born and raised on the land on which I now live, it was bought by my grandparents (Adolph and Amelia Schmidt) in 1909 when they came from Germany. There my father (Martin Sr.) and his brothers grew up. My father met and married Alvera Weidman (my mother); I was 6 months old when the influenza epidemic of 1918 took my mother. My grandmother then raised me until she died, I continued to work on the farm and out besides. While working at the wheel barrel (The Anderson Co.) in Chesterton I met and married my wife (Clara Fuller). Shortly after our marriage I went to work for NIPSCO and have been there ever since. My wife and I are both lifetime residents of the county. She is the daughter of Henry A. Fuller and Ruth Tuttle Fuller, both lifetime residents of the area. They passed away last year after living here some eighty years.

We have three children: Emily, Edward and Fredrick Jon; all live in the area. Emily is married to Charles A. Johnson Jr. (the son of Charles A. Sr., a lifetime resident and farmer of this area) also two children, Diane Lynn, 5, and Charles E., 3. They live in Chesterton. Edward has built his house on 1050 N. Rd., next to us. Fredrick J. is presently living in Chesterton but is working on his home off Friday Rd., next to his brothers. He married Teri Lambert (the daughter of Peg Lambert and the late Mr. Lambert). They have two children, Kelly Lee, 3, and Christopher Jon, 1.

Here is a little history. There is a railroad crossing east of Chesterton named FULLER'S crossing after the late John B. Fuller, my wife's grandfather. We have all lived our lives in this county and seen it grow and been very happy we were a part of it. This is our home and we are proud of it.

Thank you.

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: 156

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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