Emerson Shurr, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Emerson Shurr


Emerson Shurr was born on April 17, 1920, son of Vernon and Hazel Shurr, on a farm south of Porter Cross Roads. He married Mary M. Phillips of Valparaiso on November 16, 1942. They had three children, Judith, Carol, and Larry.

Judith, born on March 16, 1946, married David Ewen of Wanatah on November 6, 1965. They had two children, Jeffrey and Julie.

Carol, born on August 17, 1949, married Evan Landgrebe of Valparaiso on November 9, 1968. They had three children, Marci, Stacey, and Jason.

Larry, born on August 15, 1951, is unmarried and helping his father with farming and insurance.

Emerson attended Porter Cross Roads Grade School and graduated from Boone Grove High School. Upon his marriage he lived on his father's farm and helped him with his farming. Later on he joined his father with the insurance business where he now has an insurance office of his own at 833 East Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

merson and his wife Mary are members of the Boone Grove Christian , Church, the Porter Cross Roads Community Club, and the Porter Cross Roads Conservation Club. Emerson is also an active member of the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club.

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: 160-161

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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