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Transcribed biography of Henry A. Ziemer

HENRY A. ZIEMER. Pine township, Porter county, Indiana, is one of the most prosperous agricultural communities of the state, and this fact is no doubt due in large measure to the class of men who own and cultivate its farms. A large number of them are German-Americans, than whom there is no more thrifty and industrious people. They work energetically and intelligently, are quick to adopt the most improved methods, and invest their profits judiciously. Among the most prominent citizens of this type in the township at the present time is Mr. Henry A. Ziemer, the well known farmer and stock-raiser whose farm is situated in section 13, and who also owns some valuable property at Michigan City, the place of his nativity.

Mr. Ziemer was born April 21, 1876, the son of Fred and Henrietta (Hiese) Ziemer, both of whom were natives of Germany. They came to Michigan City in their youth, and were later married at that place. The elder Ziemer for several years did a profitable business as a fisherman and accumulated sufficient money to purchase a farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Porter county, where he and his wife lived and reared their family of three children: Rose, now the wife of John Fogarty, of Michigan City; Lettie, wife of Royal Cole, of Michigan City; and Henry A., of whom we are writing.

Henry A. Ziemer was educated in the schools of Michigan City and after completing his studies began at once to engage in his life occupation of farming. On December 17, 1902, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Arndt, of LaPorte county, Indiana, a daughter of Rudolph and Hannah (Kleist) Arndt, natives of Germany, who came to this country when young, were married at Wanatah and raised a family of seven children, all of whom are living. Mr. Arndt, although of very advanced age, is now living in Chicago. He was born April 26, 1826. Mrs. Ziemer received a good education in the schools of Michigan City, and is a woman of culture and fine character. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and belongs to the Ben Hur order. Mr. Ziemer is fraternally affiliated with the Independent Order of Foresters and is an enthusiastic member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 980, located at Michigan City. Politically he is an advocate of Republican principles. Mr. and Mrs. Ziemer are the parents of two fine young sons, Rudolph H., born December 19, 1903, and Lewis A., born September 5, 1905. They have one of the most comfortable and hospitable homes in the community and have a host of friends, by whom they are held in the highest esteem.

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: 818-819

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