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Transcribed biography of Henry J. Storms

HENRY J. STORMS. One of the most intelligent and prosperous farmers and stock-raisers of this section of Porter county, Indiana, is Mr. Henry J. Storms, of section 36, Pine township, who owns valuable real estate acreage aggregating one hundred and fifty-five acres. Mr. Storms is of fine German blood and was born in Pine township, August 29, 1864, his parents being John and Mary (Shutt) Storms, the father born in Russia, on March 23, 1820, and the mother being a native of Germany, in which country both were brought up and lived till maturity. Mr. Storms was a member of the army in Germany and came to the United States in 1859 with the purpose in view of bettering his fortunes. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Storms, the elder, and six members of the family are now living, namely, August, Christ, Minnie, Frank, Emma and Henry J. The mother of this family died in 1891, while Mr. Storms lived many years longer, his demise occurring in July, 1905, his passing marking the close of the career of one of Porter county's most respected citizens.

Henry J. Storms has spent his life upon a farm, his school advantages in boyhood being such as the district school of Pine township afforded. He was diligent in his studies, however, and managed to acquire a good ordinary education during the first fourteen years of his life, at which early age he was obliged to turn his entire attention to work upon the farm of his father. He stayed at home until twenty-one years old and then began to work and lay by means for his own independent career as a farmer and stock raiser. He has been throughout his career a careful manager and industrious worker, and has transacted business in connection with his occupation in an exceedingly intelligent and successful manner.

Mr. Storms was united in marriage on May 16, 1888, to Miss Clara Tetzloff, a native of La Porte county, Indiana, of German descent, and who received her education at a private German school, attending until the year of her confirmation. Both Mr. and Mrs. Storms are consistent members of the Lutheran church at Chesterton and contribute generously to the support of that religious institution and its various benevolences. They are prominent as well in social and fraternal circles, he being a member of the Foresters lodge and she of the Royal Wives and Daughters of the L. W. D. Mr. Storms is a man of prudence and carries insurance through his lodge. He is a public spirited citizen who lends the weight of his influence to the furtherance of every cause that has for its object the highest development and upbuilding of the community in which he resides, and holds the respect and admiration of his large circle of friends and acquaintances in Porter county.

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: 831-832

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