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Transcribed biography of Harry D. and Lottie A. (Hicks) Waldorph


Harry D. Waldorph and Lottie A. Hicks were married October 24, 1906 in Chicago. Lottie was the daughter of William T. and Mary (Pratt) Hicks. She had four sisters. Lottie lived her entire life in Porter County. Harry was born in Yale, Michigan and was the oldest of five girls and three boys. He came from Yale to Chicago and then to Porter County for the rest of his life. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in their home in Valparaiso in 1956.

Harry operated service stations in the Valparaiso area for many years. He was also a bookkeeper for Thompson's Dairy in Chesterton before retiring. Lottie was employed for more than fifteen years at the former Continental Diamond Fibre Co. She was a member of King's Daughters and they were members of the First Christian Church of Valparaiso.

They were the parents of six children. Ruth, the eldest, married Edward Reibly October 24, 1926. They had four sons and one daughter. All five are married and the Reiblys have nineteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They now reside in Hebron.

Helen married Harvey Shearer November 2, 1930. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren. All reside on division road in Morgan Twp.

Harry E. was married to June Bevier on June 18, 1950. He was a navy veteran and resided in Elkhart until his death following heart surgery on May 2, 1961.

Mildred married Willard Knauer July 25, 1937. They had one boy and one girl. Their son was killed in an auto crash at the age of twenty-three. Their daughter married and has three sons. The Knauers reside in Merrillville.

Mary Alice married Lawrence Ludington September 6, 1936. They have two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren. They make their home on Boone Grove.

William F. married Vesha Gerash Hershey on June 12, 1954. They have two sons and two daughters and live in Hobart.

Harry D. Waldorph died at the age of 84 on November 13, 1963. Lottie died May 19, 1974 at 91 years.

Submitted by Lawrence Ludington

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: 172-173

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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