Kimball Cemetery, Liberty TownshipIndex of Kimball Cemetery burials . . . .

The Kimball Cemetery is the largest cemetery within Liberty Township. The cemetery is still active and very well maintained; it is located at 615 North on County Road 175 West in Section 34. Kimball cemetery has been platted.

The cemetery was last read in May 1994 by Ed Brozak, Doris Brozak, Patti Duggins, and Karen Hudson for the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (NWIGS). The cemetery had been previously read by Mrs. Charles Curry, Mrs. Wesley Diener, Mrs. John Fedorchak, Mrs. Byron Reed, and Mrs. Theodore Roupe on August 5, 1967, for the Meshowe-to-Quad Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Hobart, Indiana.

General newspaper items concerning Kimball Cemetery can be found at the bottom of this page.

In addition to the information provided below, Robert C. Bull transcribed an enumeration of the Kimball Cemetery by the members of the Meshowe-to-Quad Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Hobart, Lake County, Indiana) and archived by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Film No. 0849927, Item No. 6). This transcription can be viewed here: Bull Transcription of Kimball Cemetery Inscriptions.

The cemetery contains the burial of at least nineteen veterans of the Civil War, two veterans of World War I, and several veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

The first known burial in Kimball Cemetery is that for a tombstone inscribed Hannah, which lists a date of death of July 20, 1844. The next known burial was that of Nancy Amanda Kimball, who died on February 16, 1848.

Kimball Cemetery has also been known to be called St. Clair Cemetery. The St. Clair family and the St. Clair School House were both located very near Kimball Cemetery, thus the alternative cemetery name.

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ALLEN, Irene Rae (Dvorak)
Birth: 6 - 30 - 1945
Death: 12 - 3 - 1974
Notes: Wie of Linn Allen.
Obituary: Mrs. Linn Allen -- Graveside services will be held at 1 a.m. Saturday at Kimball Cemetery for Mrs. Linn (Irene) Allen, 29, Chicago, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Elizabeth Murray Rt. 7. She died Wednesday. Her husband and parents survive. Bartholomew Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 6, 1974; Volume 48, Number 131, Page 9, Column 3

ALYEA, Orlando
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1848
Death: 9 - 16 - 1910
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Orlando Alyea was born in Indiana, died at the County Asylum in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed in death certificate as being Samuel Alyea, who was born in Ohio.

ANDERSON,
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 9 - 3 - 1904
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that baby Anderson was born stillborn on September 3, 1904, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Parents are listed in death certificate as James and Mary Anderson.

ANDERSON, Anna M.
Birth: 9 - 15 - 1845
Death: 9 - 21 - 1889
Notes: 44y,6d; Wife of Joseph A.
Obituary: The wife of Joseph Anderson, Superintendent of the County Poor House, died last Saturday, and was buried Monday.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; September 26, 1889; Volume 6, Number 24, Page 1, Column 2

ANDERSON, Elizabeth E.
Birth: 2 - 9 - 1871
Death: 8 - 20 - 1872
Notes: 1y,6m,11d; Children of Joseph A. and Anna M. Anderson

ANDERSON, James J.
Birth: 10 - 31 - 1868
Death: 9 - 19 - 1869
Notes: 10m,19d; Children of Joseph A. and Anna M. Anderson

ANDERSON, John F.
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1867
Death: 1 - 11 - 1874
Notes: 6y,5m,9d; Children of Joseph A. and Anna M. Anderson

APPLE, Ella Crisman
Birth: 4 - 28 - 1863
Death: 1 - 10 - 1895
Notes: Wife of V. L.

BAKER, Pearl (Wheeler)
Birth: 10 - 9 - 1906
Death: 11 - 20 - 1979
Notes: Daughter of Samuel P. Wheeler and Anna C. (Brown) Wheeler.

BARKLEY, Ida Eleanor (Weddle)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1890
Death: 0 - 0 - 1928
Notes: Mother, his wife

BARKLEY, John Charles
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1884
Death: 0 - 0 - 1964
Notes: Father
Obituary: CHARLES BARKLEY -- Charles Barkley, 80, 7 Pine, died Friday in Porter Memorial hospital after extended illness. Born Aug. 2, 1884, in Kingman, Kan., he was the son of John and Isabel (Moffitt) Barkley. He married Eda E. Weddle who preceded him in death n 1928. He later married Maude Collins, who also preceded him in death. A retired contractor, Barkley was a resident of Valparaiso most of his life. He was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Milton E. Barkley, Russiaville, Ind.; and Harold, Valparaiso; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Cole and Mrs. Vern (Ruth) Piper, both of Valparaiso; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers, R. Jeff Barkley, Seattle, and Richard Barkley, residing in Florida; and one sister, Bertha. He was preceded in death by two sons, Allen and Ralph; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Jankowski; and one brother and one sister. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. John White, Calvary Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 3, 1964; Volume 38, Number 76, Page 3, Column 5

BARKLEY, Ralph
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1913
Death: 0 - 0 - 1916
Notes: Son of John Charles Barkley and Ida Eleanor (Weddle) Barkley

BARTLEY, Charles A.
Birth: 10 - 15 - 1896
Death: 3 - 10 - 1967
Obituary: CHARLES A. BARTLEY -- Charles A. Bartley, 70, RFD 7, died early this morning in his home. Born Oct. 15, 1896 at Wolf Lake, Ind., he was the son of Orvin H. and Jennie (Buckles) Bartley. On July 3, 1924, he married Clara Pflaum, who survives. A resident of Porter County since 1944, Bartley was employed as a foreman in a Chicago Wholesale Tobacco house, retiring in 1958. He was a member of abor lodge 751, F and AM, in South Chicago. Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Nina Jane Dahlberg, South Holland, Ill.; two brothers, Ted, Bangor, Mich., and Orvin, Seymore, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Florence Hayes, Slantonsburg, N. C.; and four grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bartholomew Funeral home with burial in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Obitury Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 10, 1967; Volume 40, Number 210, Page 5, Column 3

BARTLEY, Clara L.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1904
Death: 0 - 0 - 1989

BAUGHER, Grace A. (Selman)
Birth: 10 - 8 - 1910
Death: 9 - 25 - 1966
Notes: Mother
Obituary: MRS. FRANK BAUGHER -- Mrs. Frank (Grace A.) Baugher, 55, 3369 Iowa street, Gary, a former resident of Porter county, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in Gary Mercy hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Porter county, Oct. 8, 1910 she was the daughter of Ellis and Mary (Henry) Selman. In 1939 in Gary, she was married to Frank Baugher, who preceded her in death in 1942. Prior to her illness, Mrs. Baugher was employed by the Olson Advertising agency in Gary. She had been a resident of Gary since 1931. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Sandra) Lockhart, Gary, and Mrs. Donald (Sharon) Busich, Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and four brothers, Lawrence, Hartzell and Milton, all of Valparaiso, and John, of Kouts. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Barnes and Mrs. Marjorie Brobeck, and one brother, Lester. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. Paul H. Shults, 43rd Avenue Presbyterian church, Gary, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Obitury Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 26, 1966; Volume 40, Number 77, Page 6, Column 3

BEAM, Clinton Roy
Birth: 7 - 19 - 1883
Death: 11 - 16 - 1961
Obituary: CLINTON R. BEAM -- Clinton Roy Beam, 78, of 562 Bond, died at his home at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Born July 19, 1883, in Porter county, he was the son of Silas and Ellen (Skinner) Beam. He married Sylvia Wheeler in January, 1911. She died in 1919. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Eva) Gast of Valparaiso and Mrs. Morris (Emma) Holmbrandt of Mill Creek. Two grandsons also survive. He married Beulah L. Hawkins on Oct. 16, 1946. She survives with three step-sons, William, Roland and Harold Hawkins of Valparaiso, a step-daughter, Mrs. Roy (Evaline) Shinabarger; 14 step-grandchildren; a step-great grandson; and a brother, Joseph, of Florida. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. A life-long Porter county resident, he was a retired steelworker and a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal church. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday in St. Andrew's church. The Rev. Forrest Clark will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at Bartholomew Funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 17, 1961; Volume 35, Number 116, Page 6, Column 1

BEAM, Elijah
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 1 - 20 - 1908
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elijah Beam was born in Ohio, died at the age of 77 in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed in death certificate as being Elias Beam, who was born in Ohio.

BEAM, Elnora L. (Skinner)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1850
Death: 3 - 3 - 1903
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elnora L. Beem [likely Beam] was born in Indiana, died at the age of 52 years in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Husband is listed as Silas Beem, father is listed as Truman Skinner, and mother is listed as Sarah Johnson.

BEAM, Isaiah Z.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Company E 15th Indiana Infantry
Civil War

BEAM, Kenneth Wayne
Birth: 4 - 11 - 1915
Death: 4 - 16 - 1915
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Kenneth Wayne Beam was born in Indiana, died at the age of 5 days in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed in death certificate as being Clinton Beam, who was born in Indiana, and mother is listed as Sylvia M. Wheeler, who was born in Indiana.

BEAM, Mary (Biggs)
Birth: 4 - 18 - 1832
Death: 4 - 19 - 1904
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary Beam was born in Ohio, died at the age of 72 years in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Husband is listed in death certificate as being Isah Z. Beam, father is listed as Ira Biggs, and mother is listed as Nancy Zane.

BEAM, Silas Z.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1844
Death: 1 - 13 - 1920
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Silas Beam was born in Ohio, died at the age of 75 years in Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Lane Brown.

BEAM, Sylvia M. (Wheeler)
Birth: 1 - 10 - 1884
Death: 2 - 4 - 1920
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Sylvia M. Beam was born in Indiana, died at the age of 35 years in Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Ruben Wheeler and mother is listed as Anna Phares.

BEAM, William T.
Birth: 5 - 20 - 1875
Death: 6 - 18 - 1918
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William T. Beam was born in Indiana, died at the age of 43 years in Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Mary, father is listed as Isaac Beam, and mother is listed as Mary Biggs.

BEIERWALTER, Shirley M. (Havens)
Birth: 6 - 30 - 1928
Death: 3 - 17 - 2004
Obituary: Obituary 1: Shirley M. Beierwalter, Valparaiso, IN -- Shirley M. Beierwalter, age 75 of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at Porter Memorial Hospital. She was born in Valparaiso, the daughter of Tracy and Margaret (LePell) Havens. On March 26, 1949 in Valparaiso, she married Warren J. Beierwalter, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving is a son, Douglas Beierwalter of Valparaiso; three grandchildren, Alex, Abby and Conor; two sisters, Elaine Barneko of Westville and Rochelle Havens of Valparaiso; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Williams officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township. Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, 2004 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso. || Obituary 2: Shirley M. Beierwalter, of Valparaiso, formerly of Liberty Twp., died Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at Porter Memorial Hospital. She was 75. She was born in Valparaiso, the daughter of Tracy and Margaret (LePell) Havens. On March 26, 1949 in Valparaiso, she married Warren J. Beierwalter, who survives in Valparaiso. She is also survived by a son, Douglas Beierwalter, of Liberty Twp., three grandchildren, Alex, Abby and Conor; two sisters, Elaine Barneko of Westville and Rochelle Havens of Valparaiso and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Pastor Steve Williams officiating, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 19 at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Interment will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; March 18, 2004 || Obituary 2: Chesterton Tribune, Cheterton, Porter County, Indiana; March 18, 2004

BENNET, Sarah. E.
Birth: 8 - 26 - 1854
Death: 8 - 15 - 1860
Notes: 5y,11m,20d

BENNETT, George R.
Birth: 6 - 8 - 1932
Death: 9 - 10 - 2002
Obituary: George R. Bennett, Jr. -- June 8, 1932 - Sept. 10, 2002 -- Liberty Township/Chesterton -- George R. Bennett, Jr., age 70, of Liberty Township, died on September 10, 2002 at his home. He was born June 8, 1932, in Chicago, IL, the son of the late George R. and late Constance Roundtree Bennett. He grew up in Dune Acres and was a long time resident of Chesterton. George served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1958. He was the Vice-President of Randolph Box & Label in Chicago, and retired from Seaboard Carton in 1995. He was a private pilot and loved camping and the lake, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. George was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Michigan City, Indiana. In 1965, in Chesterton, he married Betty Summers, who survives. Also survived by daughters: Margaret Anderson of North Carolina, Mary Bennett and Cathy Bennett Colin (Jose); a brother, John Lynn Bennett of Chesterton; two sisters: Connie Bennett of Colorado and Debbie Weiggel of Connecticut; two grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Anderson, along with three nieces and four nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the White Love Funeral Home, 525 So. 2nd Street, Chesterton, Indiana. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 818 Franklin Square, Michigan, City IN, Pastor David Seifert officiating. Interment, Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township. In lieu of flowers, the Bennett family would appreciate donations be made to the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. By the Grace of God and help of A.A., George celebrated nearly 28 years of sobriety.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; September 12, 2002

BENTLEY, Albert
Birth: 9 - 14 - 1887
Death: 5 - 29 - 1892
Notes: Son of William Henry Bentley and Emma Rosina (Wheeler) Bentley.

BENTLEY, Emma Rosina (Wheeler)
Birth: 7 - 27 - 1852
Death: 7 - 31 - 1905
Notes: Daughter of Horace Wheeler and Adelia (HAllaway) Wheeler; born in Kentucky and died in Cook County, Illinois; wife of William Henry Bentley.

BERG, Eugene Lowell
Birth: 11 - 22 - 1928
Death: 11 - 24 - 1999
Obituary: Eugene Lowell Berg "Gene" -- Valparaiso, IN -- Eugene Lowell Berg 71, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 1999. He was born November 22, 1928, in West Bend, WI to David and Nora (Johnson) Berg. He was a US Army veteran and had worked as an expeditor with U.S. Steel for 10 years and Bethlehem Steel for 13 years. A member of Heritage Lutheran Church, he was, also, active at Banta Senior Center where he participated on the bowling and billiard teams. He was a former Boy Scout and Indian Guides leader and was past president of the PTA and former Sunday School teacher at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and was considered a jack of all trades. On December 29, 1951, he married Lorraine Cole who survives, along with eight children; Jeanne (Randall) Earhart of Valparaiso, Cynthia Berg of Valparaiso, Rebecca (Richard) Shellenberger of York Haven, PA, Annette Williams of Valapraiso, Paul (Tonya) Berg of Peru, IN, Mark (Judith) Berg of Columbia City,IN, Eric (Ellen) Berg of Westville and Michelle Berg of Valparaiso and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Calvin, a sister, Shirley McDaniels and a grandchild. Funeral service Saturday, November 27, 1999, 1 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN, with the Rev. Joseph Ostafinski officiating. Burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; November 27, 1999

BERG, Lorraine Agnes (Cole)
Birth: 6 - 21 - 1931
Death: 8 - 2 - 2003
Notes: Born in Gary, Lake County, Illinois, and died in Valapraiso, Porter County, Indiana. The daughter of Lyal N. Cole and Agnes Berniece (Barkley) Cole.

BERTHOLET, Edward R. Jr.
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1958
Death: 10 - 7 - 1994

BIGGS, Acie
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 3 - 24 - 1907
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Acie Biggs was born in Ohio, died at the age of 56 years in Washington Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Ira Biggs and mother is listed as Nancy.

BIGGS, Armimita
Birth: 7 - 18 - 1874
Death: 3 - 8 - 1875
Notes: 7m,21d; Daughter of Austin and Charlotte

BIGGS, Austin I.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Company I 17th Indiana Infantry
Civil War

BIGGS, Benjamin Harrison
Birth: 8 - 6 - 1888
Death: 3 - 21 - 1961
Obituary: BENJAMIN BIGGS -- Benjamin H. Biggs, 72, 1000 Evans, died a 8:40 a. m. today in Porter Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born Aug. 6, 1888, in Liberty township, he was the son of Jonathan and Emeline (Phares) Biggs. A life-long resident of Porter county, he was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist church and American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sons, Russell of East Gary and Alfred of Tinley Park, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Etta Conrey, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Juanita Diener, Hobart, Mrs. Margaret Zulich, Valparaiso, Mrs. Mary Finch, Gary, and Mrs. Emeline Pierce, Valparaiso; and one sister, Mrs. Kate Ameling of Arizona. Services will be held at 3 p. m. Thursday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Arnold Westpahl, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 21, 1961; Volume 34, Number 219, Page 6, Column 3

BIGGS, Charlotta (Howard)
Birth: 8 - 18 - 1847
Death: 11 - 12 - 1926
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Scharlotta Biggs was born in New York, died at the age of 79 years at West Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as William Howard, who was born in New York, and mother is listed as Elvira Ester, who was born in New York.

BIGGS, Elias Oliver
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 7 - 21 - 1907
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elias Oliver Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 22 years in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Elmira Biggs, father is listed as Auston Biggs, and mother is listed as Charlotte Herrin.

BIGGS, Elias W.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 1 - 14 - 1908
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elias W. Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 9 months in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Acie Biggs, who was born in Indiana, and mother is listed as Elvina Gabel, who was born in Indiana.

BIGGS, Elison
Birth: 8 - 25 - 1878 [?]
Death: 8 - 1 - 1911
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elison Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 33 years in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Helen, father is listed as Anstine Biggs, who was born in Indiana, and mother is listed as Lottie Howard, who was born in Indiana.

BIGGS, Emeline S. (Phares)
Birth: 6 - 16 - 1845
Death: 8 - 20 - 1905
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elimline Briggs was born in Pennsylvania, died at the age of 60 years at Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Martin Phares and mother is listed as Maria Schaffer.

BIGGS, Frank
Birth: 3 - 20 - 1886
Death: 2 - 25 - 1918
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Frank Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 31 years in Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as John Biggs, who was born in Indiana, and mother is listed as Ernestine Pharis, who was born in Indiana.

BIGGS, Ira
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 12 - 7 - 0
Notes: 73y,11m,12d; Cemetery records note uncertainty as to burial in Kimball Cemetery.

BIGGS, Johnathan Austin
Birth: 5 - 19 - 1839
Death: 2 - 21 - 1911
Notes: Company C 99th Indiana Infantry; Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Jonathan Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 71 years in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Mary Biggs, father is listed as Ira Biggs, who was born in Virginia, and mother is listed as Nancy Smith, who was born in Virginia.
Civil War

BIGGS, Laura (Ross)
Birth: 7 - 4 - 1865
Death: 12 - 17 - 1930
Notes: No tombstone exists in Kimball Cemetery for Laura Bigg; first husband was George Cronk, whom Laura married on June 9, 1883, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. It is believed that no children resulted from this union; Second husband was Michael Carmody, whom Laura married on May 1, 1889, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The following children resulted from this union: Florence, Ethel, Frank, and Harry.
Obituary: Obituary 1: LAURA BIGGS DIES SUDDENLY -- Mrs. Laura Biggs, aged 65, wife of Harvey Biggs of this city, died Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock at 107 Franklin avenue, following an illness of several years duration of complication of diseases. The decedent had been bedfast only the past five weeks. She was born in Canada July 4, 1865 and when a young woman came to Chicago to live. Twenty years ago she was united in marriage to Harvey Biggs of this city, who survives. Two daughters and two sons by a former marriage also survive. They are Frank and Harry Carmody, Mrs. John Boyle and Mrs. Joe Malonc, all of Chicago. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning from the F. A. LePell and Sons Funeral parlors. Rev. C. W. Wharton will officiate. Interment will be in Kimbell cemetery. || Obituary 2: BIGGS FUNERAL THIS MORNING -- A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Harvey Briggs, this morning at 10:30 o'clock from the F. A. LePell and Son Funeral home. The women of Mooseheart Legion, of which she was a member, attended in a body. Services were in charge of Regent Edith Martin, Mrs. Lena Norton, past senoir regent and Mrs. Effie Coyer, chaplain. Mrs. Bessie Brown Fisher and Mrs. Helen Dean Findling were the singers, and were accompanied by Mrs. Geraldine Blount. The pallbearers were C. E. Norton, J. Bert Frame, Gerge Ferguson, Thomas G. Vassaw, C. R. Carpenter and William L. Nolla. Burial was in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 18, 1930; Volume 4, Page 3, Column 3 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 19, 1930; Volume 4, Page 3, Column 6

BIGGS, Lewis H.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Son of Austin and Charlotte

BIGGS, Myrtle M. (Wheeler)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1892
Death: 1 - 15 - 1970
Notes: Daughter of Robert Wheeler and Minerva "Minnie" (Zane) Wheeler Rundquist.

BIGGS, Robert P.
Birth: 1 - 8 - 1882
Death: 5 - 18 - 1970
Obituary: ROBERT P. BIGGS -- Robert P. Biggs, 88, of 1703 Napoleon, died at 1 a.m. today at Porter Memorial hospital after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Porter county, where he was born Jan. 18, 1882, he was a son of Jonathan and Amaline (Phares) Biggs. On Nov. 16, 1903, he married Myrtle M. Wheeler, who preceded him in death on Jan. 15 this year. He was a self-employed carpenter and contractor and was a past member of the Moose lodge. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Gladys) Leffew, Mrs. Junior (Hazel) Williams and Mrs. Cecil (Bonnie) Hartwig, all of Valparaiso; five sons, Henry and Marshall, both of Valparaiso, Earl of Atlanta, and Ralph and Clyde, both of Crown Point; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. L. E. Myers, Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 18, 1970; Volume 42, Number 269, Page 6, Column 5

BIGGS, Roswell M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 4 - 17 - 1900
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Roswell M. Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 25 years in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Jonathan Biggs and mother is listed as Emaline Pharris.

BIGGS, William Thomas
Birth: 6 - 12 - 1851
Death: 6 - 12 - 1927
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William T. Biggs was born in Indiana, died at the age of 76 years at Portage [township], Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Sarah, father is listed as Acie Biggs, who was born in Ohio.

BORG, Edith E.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1894
Death: 0 - 0 - 1976
Obituary: Mrs. Theodore Borg -- Mrs. Theodore (Edith) Borg, 81, of 156 Bullseye Lake Road, died today at the Willows Rehabilitation Center, Valparaiso. A Porter County resident 40 years, she was born in Sweden Aug. 6, 1894. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Grace O'Keefe of Valparaiso and June Broker of Hobart; three sons, Bud Swanson of Denver, Roy Swanson of Salis, Colo. and Arthur Swanson of Burns Harbor; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother in Sweden. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Owens officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 1, 1976; Volume 49, Number 201, Page 8, Column 6

BORG, Theodore
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1906
Death: 0 - 0 - 1984

BOYD, Marvin Leo
Birth: 8 - 0 - 1913
Death: 3 - 4 - 2001
Obituary: Marvin Leo Boyd -- South Carolina/Valparaiso, IN -- Marvin Leo Boyd, 87, of Taylors, S.C., previously of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2001. He was born August 1913 in Oklahoma. He was a lawn maintenance worker in Valparaiso, and an Iron Worker all over the country. On August 5, 1969 in Crown Point, IN, he married Maxine Pattee whom preceded him in death November 29, 1999. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Johnson and Nancy Legg of Taylors, S.C., stepdaughters, Paula Pattee of Brush, CO and Michelle Paul Cogley of Valparaiso, and stepsons, Bruce Pattee of Valparaiso and Paul (Nancy) Pattee of Seattle, WA. A son, Jerry Boyd preceded him in death. Private burial services will be held on Thursday at the Kimball Cemetery in Valparaiso, IN. Vistiation will be on Thursday evening, March 7, 2001 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, IN.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; March 7, 2001

BOYD, Maxine Elizabeth (Phares) Pattee
Birth: 7 - 15 - 1922
Death: 11 - 24 - 1999
Obituary: Maxine (Pattee) Boyd (nee Phares) -- Valparaiso -- Maxine (Pattee) Boyd (nee Phares), 77, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 1999. She was born July 15, 1922 in Liberty Township, the daughter of Charles and Pearl (Dillingham) Phares. She was in food service at Valparaiso University and a member of the Women Army Corps in WWII. On August 5, 1969 in Crown Point, she married Marvin Boyd who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Paul Pattee of Seattle, WA and Bruce Pattee of Valparaiso; two daughters, Paula Pattee of Brush, CO and Michelle Cogley of Valparaiso; three stepchildren, Jerry Boyd of Riverside, CA., Pat Johnston and Nancy Legg, both of Taylors, S.C.; and seven grandchildren. Her parents and four brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 29, 1999, 11 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation Sunday, November 28th from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Memorials may be made to VNA Mary Bartz Hospice.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; November 27, 1999

BRADLEY, Alanson P.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 6 - 1856
Notes: Alanson P. Bradley was born in Ohio and died in Porter County, Indiana.

BRADLEY, Alanson W.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1860
Death: 0 - 0 - 1881
Obituary: Died, of consumption, this morning at 4 o'clock, Lanson Bradley, of Liberty township; cousin of Mrs. Harvey Bradley, of this city.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 27, 1881; Volume 25, Number 4, Page 4, Column 2

BRADLEY, Elizabeth L.
Birth: 8 - 16 - 1803
Death: 10 - 11 - 1877
Notes: 74y,1m,26d; Wife of James
Obituary: DIED. BRADLEY. -- In Liberty Tp., Porter Co., Ind., Oct. 14, 1877, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Bradley, wife of James Bradley and sister of ex-sheriff R. P. Jones. Mrs. Bradley was born in Union county, O., August 18, 1834. She came to Porter county with her parents many years ago and has endured the hardships of a pioneer life. She became united in marriage to James Bradley June 3, 1853, by whom she has had five children -- three sons and two daughters. One son preceded her to the grave; all the rest are living. She made a profession of the Christian religion some eight years ago, and received baptism by the hand of Elder Ira Overturf. She died at the age of 45 years, 1 month and 26 days, in the full hope of eternal life beyond the grave. She leaves an aged mother, four children, brothers and sisters, and numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but we trust their loss is her eternal gain. The funeral services were attended at the house, and an address delivered to a large and sympathizing congregation, by the writer. LORISON GATES. October 16, 1877.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 18, 1877; Volume 21, Number 42, Page 3, Column 8

BRADLEY, Jonathan H.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1854
Death: 0 - 0 - 1864

BRIGGS, Isabella (Norris)
Birth: 3 - 17 - 1830
Death: 1 - 13 - 1894
Notes: Wife of Lorenzo

BRIGGS, Lorenzo Dow
Birth: 1 - 2 - 1827
Death: 8 - 19 - 1896
Notes: Husband of Isabella (Norris) Briggs

BROBECK, Herman Joseph
Birth: 4 - 6 - 1906
Death: 8 - 4 - 1963
Obituary: Obituary 1: HERMAN BROBECK -- Herman Brobeck, 57, RFD 4, died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Sunday in Porter Memorial hospital. Born in Hebron, April 6, 1906, he was the son of Edward and Margaret (Eichenscher) Brobeck. On Dec. 17, 1930, in Crown Point, he married Marjorie Selman, who preceded him in death in this city in May, 1961. A life-long resident of Porter county, Brobeck was employed as a mechanic in local garages. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Vergene) Croby, Park Ridge, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Anna Plummer, of Valparaiso; two brothers, Edward, Houston, Tex., and William, Whiting; and two grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. The body is at Wetmore Funeral home where services are pending. || Obituary 2: BROBECK RITES -- Services for Herman Brobeck, 57, RFD 4, who died Sunday in Porter Memorial hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wetmore Funeral home with Rev. L. E. Myers, Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today until time of services.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 5, 1963; Volume 37, Number 27, Page 6, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 65, 1963; Volume 37, Number 28, Page 6, Column 2

BROBECK, Marjorie (Selman)
Birth: 3 - 1 - 1913
Death: 5 - 18 - 1961
Obituary: MRS. HERMAN BROBECK -- Mrs. Herman (Marjorie M.) Brobeck, age 48, RFD 4, died Thursday at St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond after an illness of five weeks. Born in Porter county March 1, 1913, she was the daughter of Ellis and Mary (Henry) Selman. On Dec. 17, 1930, in Crown Point, she was married to Herman Brobeck. Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Vergine) Crosby, Schiller Park, Ill., five brothers, Lawrence, Hartzell and Milton, all of Valparaiso, Lester of Gary, and John, Kouts; one sister, Mrs. Grace Rangher, Gary; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. L. E. Myers, Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Saturday until time of service.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 19, 1961; Volume 34, Number 270, Page 6, Column 6

Bronson, Ann E.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 5 - 5 - 1929
Obituary: MRS. BRONSON DIES IN GARY -- Mrs. Ann E. Bronson, 76, daughter of the late Daniel Schellinger of Porter county, died Sunday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter, at 544 Broadway, Gary Surviving are one son, Ralph of Florida and two daughters, Mary at whose home she died, and Flora in Florida. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the daughter's home, with burial to follow in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Mesenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; Volume 2, Page 3, Column 8

BRONSON, Purnett
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 9 - 18 - 1907
Note 1: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Burnett Bronson was born in Connecticut, died at the age of 65 years in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Mary Bronson and father is listed as Butler Bronson.
Note 2: Purnett Bronson was very likely born in 1841 in Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut to Butler and Lydia (Ward) Bronson. During the Civil War, he was mustered into Company B 4th Connecticut Infantry on May 22, 1861. This company was reformed as Company B 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, of which Bronson was mustered out of on May 21, 1864. Purnett married Rachael Scudder in Monterey, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on July 8, 1865; Rachael died in 1872. Purnett then married Ann E. Schellinger in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana on May 2, 1875. Ann survived him and died in 1929. Purnett and Ann had a son Ralph who is buried in Graceland Memorial Park in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: Purnett Brunson, formerly of Porter but of late years a resident of Valparaiso, died at his home Wednesday morning at 8:45. He had been a sufferer of asthma for a number of years and has not been able to sleep in a bed during that time. He was about 65 years old and is survived by a wife, two daughters and one son. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Homer Tillotson, of this place, and was a veteran of the Civil war. The funeral will be held at the Christian church Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; September 19, 1907; Volume 24, Number 25, Page 5, Column 5

BRONSON, Charlie
Birth: 3 - 12 - 1896
Death: 6 - 4 - 1898
Notes: 2y,2m,23d; Son of Samuel and Elizabeth

BROWN, Almeda A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 12 - 24 - 1862
Notes: Daughter of J.R. and L.

BROWN, Balista
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1840 [estimated birth date]
Death: 1 - 26 - 1864
Notes: 24y; Wife of J.R.

BROWN, Emlie
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1853
Death: 0 - 0 - 1935
Notes: Mother, his wife

BROWN, Jeremiah Rev.
Birth: 7 - 15 - 1790
Death: 4 - 17 - 1852
Notes: 61y,9m,2d
Obituary: The undersigned having been appointed by the Probate Court of Porter county, in the state of Indiana, administrator of the Goods, Chattles, Rights, Credits, Moneys and Effects, which were of Jeremiah Brown late of Porter county deceased. All persons who know themselves to be indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned; all those who have claims against the said Jeremiah Brown are requested to present them legaly attested for settlement; the estate is supposed to be solvent. WM. W. JONES, Administrator. May 13th, 1852. --42.--3w.
Obituary Source: Practical Observer, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 31, 1852; Volume 3, Number 44, Page 3, Column 1

BROWN, Mary A.
Birth: 2 - 18 - 1815
Death: 4 - 27 - 1859
Notes: 44y,2m,9d; Wife of Henry

BROWN, Rebecca J.
Birth: 3 - 19 - 1844
Death: 11 - 26 - 1863
Notes: 19y,8m,7d; Wife of J.M.

BROWN, William
Birth: 11 - 8 - 1847
Death: 2 - 17 - 1927
Notes: Father; Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William Brown was born in Germany, died at the age of 79 years in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Wife is listed as Emilie and father is listed as John Brown, who was born in Germany.

BULL, Anna Maria (Keeler)
Birth: 1 - 26 - 1832 [death certificate lists 1 - 25 - 1832]
Death: 11 - 19 - 1904
Notes: 72y,9m,24d; Mother, Wife of T. S.; Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ann M. Bull was born in Ohio, died at the age of 72 years in Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as Joseph Keeler and mother is listed as Olive Bright.

BULL, Carrie E.
Birth: 12 - 14 - 1894
Death: 10 - 8 - 1903
Notes: Daughter of M. O. and A. R.

BULL, Catherine Storm (Hasbrouck)
Birth: 12 - 12 - 1793
Death: 9 - 11 - 1871
Notes: 79y; Wife of John; Catherine Storm (Hasbrouck) Bull was the daughter of Benjamin Hasbrouck and Rachel (Storm) Hasbrouck, and was born in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York. Catherine married Colonel Jon Conklin Bull on December 26, 1812, at the Dutch Reformed Church located in Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York. John and Catherine, along with their children, emigrated to Indiana from Onondaga County, New York, around 1850. They traveled by boat on Lakes Erie and Michigan, and then by oxen team from Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Liberty Township in Porter County. Catharine died in Liberty Township, Porter Co., Indiana.

BULL, Dinah
Birth: 2 - 4 - 1855
Death: 4 - 9 - 1855
Notes: 2m,5d; Dinah Bull's given name may have been spelled as Dianah. Dinah was the daughter of Colonel John Conklin Bull and Catherine Storm (Hasbrouck) Bull. She was born on March 17, 1831, in Cayuga County, New York, and passed away at the age of 24 on April 9, 1855, in Porter County, Indiana. Dinah never married.

BULL, Elma Elizabeth (Skinner)
Birth: 9 - 21 - 1860
Death: 3 - 5 - 1944
Notes: Mother
Obituary: Mrs. E.E. Bull Death Victim -- Mrs. Elma E. Bull, 83, widow of the late George William Bull, and a resident of Mess Lake farm, in Liberty Township, Porter County, died at 10:55 pm Sunday in Porter Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the last eleven weeks following a fall in which she suffered a fractured hip. The decedent was born in Porter County on September 21, 1860, a daughter of Stephen L. Skinner and Maryette (Willy) Skinner. She was married on November 28, 1883 by Rev. Robert Beer of the Valparaiso Presbyterian church to George W. Bull who died on September 15, 1936. Surviving are one son, John C. Bull of Tampa Florida; six daughters: Mrs. Olive M. Esserman of Chesterton, Mrs. Ruth Wohlenberg, of Chicago, Mrs. Mabel Brown, Mrs. Edith Wohlenberg and Mrs. Ethel Ruge, all of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Bertha Miller of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Bull of Columbus, Kansas and Mrs. Ida Bull of San Diego Calif; two brothers, George Skinner of Los Angeles, Calif and Lyman Skinner of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Nine grandsons are in the armed forces, five of them overseas. A daughter, Mrs. Clara Lenburg died on June 9, 1926, a brother Charles Skinner, last February, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Brown, several years ago. In her girlhood days she united with the Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, during the pastorate of Rev. Robert Beer.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 6, 1944; Volume 17, Page 1, Column 5

BULL, Florence Luella
Birth: 1 - 16 - 1867
Death: 4 - 18 - 1877
Notes: 10y,3m,2d; Daughter of T. S. and Anne M.; Florence was born in Porter County, Indiana, and died in Porter County, Indiana
Obituary: Obituary 1: South Liberty Items. -- T. S. Bull's little daughter Ella was taken sick Tuesday morning of last week and in spite of all efforts to save her died on Wednesday evening. The funeral was preached Friday at the school house by Ira Overturf. Ella was about six years of age; a bright, lovable child, whose death was as shocking as it was sudden. || Obituary 2: DIED.--BULL. - April 18, 1877, Florence L., daughter of T. S. and A. M. Bull, or Liberty township. Age, 10 years and 3 months.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 26, 1877; Volume 21, Number 17, Page 2, Column 4 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 26, 1877; Volume 21, Number 17, Page 3, Column 6

BULL, George William
Birth: 7 - 12 - 1856
Death: 9 - 15 - 1936
Notes: Father
Obituary: 80-YEAR-OLD PIONEER OF COUNTY DIES -- George William Bull, age eighty years, well known resident of Liberty township, died Tuesday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock at his home near Wauhob lake, following an extended illness. He was born in Liberty township, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bull, and has always resided in the township. On November 28, 1883, he united in marriage to Elma E. Skinner, who survives together with seven children, John Bull, Mrs. Ollie Esserman, Mrs. Ruth Wohlenberg, Mrs. Mable Brown, Mrs. Edith Wohlenberg, Mrs. Ethel Ruge and Mrs. Bertha Miller, all of Porter county. One daughter, Mrs. Clara Lenburg, preceded him in death. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. William Schmell, of Liberty township, and Mrs. C. A. Campbell, of Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, daylight saving time, at the LePell funeral home on Monroe St., conducted by Rev. Chester W. Wharton. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the family home from 2:30 p. m. today up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; Wednesday, September 16, 1936; Volume 10, Page 1, Column 3

BULL, Ida Mae (Skinner) Hubbard
Birth: 9 - 17 - 1867
Death: 3 - 9 - 1955
Obituary: MRS. BULL'S RITES -- Services for Mrs. Ida (Skinner) Hubbard Bull, 87, who died in San Diego March 9, were held at Bartholomew Funeral chapel Moday at 2 p. m. Services were in charge of the Rev. Oliver C. Starn. Burial was in Kimball cemetery. Fred and Harold Esserman, Richard Ruge, Ermand Curtis, Harold Bull and Trevor Stalbaum acted as pallbearers. The decedent was bor in Porter county Sept. 17, 1867, the daughter of Steven and Marriette (Willy) Skinner, lifelong residents of Porter county. She attended the schools of Porter county. In 1886, on April 13, she as united in marriage to Samuel W. Hubbard. Eight children were born to this union. Of these three sons and three daughters survive. Hubbard preceded his wife in death Nov. 12, 1912. In 1923 she married Charles Bull of Washington township. He died in June of 1933. Surviving are three sons, Joseph S. Hubbard of Columbus, Kas.; Richard S. Hubbard of Three Oaks, Mich., William G. Hubbard of San Diego; two daughters, Marriette Kohler of San Diego and Sylvia Hill of Minneapolis. Twelve grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. She also leaves one sister, Mrs.M. O. Bull of Columbus, Kas., age 96, and one brother, Lyman Skinner of Long Beach, age 85.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 15, 1955; Volume 28, Number 214, Page 6, Column 3

BULL, John Clinton
Birth: 3 - 25 - 1885
Death: 5 - 3 - 1974
Notes: Mason emblem
Obituary: John C. Bull -- John Clinton Bull, 89, formerly of Liberty Township, died at the Illinois Masonic Home at Sullivan, Ill., this morning. He was born March 25, 1885 in Liberty Township, son of George and Elma (Skinner) Bull. He was a beekeeper and salesman and was a member of the Fernwood Fides Masonic Lodge of Oak Forest, Ill. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Mabel) Brown and Mrs. Fred (Edith) Wohlenberg, both of Valparaiso, and Mrs. John (Ruth) Wohlenberg of Chicago. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Olive Esserman, Mrs. Clara Lenburg, Mrs. Ethel Ruge and Mrs. Bertha Wilkins. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Porter officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 3, 1974; Volume 47, Number 256, Page 8, Column 4

BULL, John Conklin (Colonel)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1788 [estimated birth date]
Death: 5 - 9 - 1871
Notes: 83y; Stone illegible and removed from base as of 2001. Stone last seen in the far northwest corner of cemetery just inside the woods. John Conklin Bull was born in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, and died in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana; his parents were Dr. Horace Bull and Sally P. (Conklin) Bull. He married Catherine Storm (Hasbrouck) Bull on December 26, 1812, at the Dutchess Reformed Church located in Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York. John and Catherine, along with their children emigrated from Onondaga County, New York, to Porter County, Indiana, circa 1850. They traveled by boat on Lakes Erie and Michigan, and then by oxen team from Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Liberty Township in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: Died.-At the residence of his son-in-law, A. A. Hughart, on May 9, 1871, Col. John C. Bull, in the 83rd year of his age.
Obituary Source: The Democratic Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 11, 1871; Page 3

BULL, Theodore Spencer
Birth: 3 - 20 - 1829
Death: 3 - 30 - 1891
Notes: 62y,10d; Father
Obituary: Obituary 1: DEATH OF THEODORE S. BULL -- Died at his residence in Liberty tp., Porter county, Ind., March 30, 1891. Mr. Theodore S. Bull, aged 62 years and 10 days. Mr. Bull was born in Cayuga co., N.Y., on the 20th of March, 1829. He came to Indiana in 1850, since which time he has been a resident of Porter county and one of its most highly respected citizens. He was married to Ann M. Mason on the 20th of September, 1855. Ten children were born to this union - seven of whom, with the mother, still survive the father. Mr. Bull accepted Christ as his Savior and became identified with the Christian Church in 1867. During the past winter he again renewed his vows to his Maker, took up the duties of Christian living and by his earnest zeal he has robbed this dread blow of its bitterness, to the dear ones upon whom it falls so heavily, and tempered this intense sorrow with the sweet assurance of a reunion where sorrow is unknown. || Obituary 2: Theodore Bull, a prominent citizen and bee man of this county for many years, died at his home Monday morning after a fews hours illness. The funeral services conducted by J. H. O. Smith were held Wednesday at 11 o'clock, at the Phares school house. || Obituary 3: Theodore Bull, Sr. a well-known pioneer farmer of this county, living between Chesterton and Valparaiso died Monday very suddenly. He had been well up to the night before his death, and was in Valparaiso Saturday. On his return home, he took sick, and soon died. His heart was affected, which rendered the attack of grip so fatal. Mr. Bull was a dealer in bees and honey, and had a wide reputation as an apiarist. || Obituary 4: NORTH-WEST CENTER, April 6th, -- Theodore S. Bull, well-known throughout this county, died suddenly last Monday morning. The deceased was an old resident of this county, universally esteemed for his unbending integrity, his general affability in manner, studious habits and general intelligence. In his special line of work (the apiary) he was a recognized authority, and we are informed, was a valued contributor to several of the journals devoted to bees and bee-keeping. Notwithstanding the difficulties of locomotion, a large and thoughtful concourse followed him to the grave. The remains were interred at the Kimball cemetery. || Obituary 5: Mr. Theodore S. Bull, of Valparaiso, Ind., died at his residence on March 30, 1891, aged 62 years. He was in apparent good health until 3 p.m. of the day previous, when in was attacked by La Grippe. He grew worse rapidly until 6 a.m. of the 30th, when death ended his sufferings. His demise was so unexpected that only two of his children were at his bedside, though all seven of them lived within a few miles of the parental residence. He was one of the oldest subscribers to the BEE JOURNAL, and was its firm friend. A biographical sketch of his life may be found on page 373 of the BEE JOURNAL of June 15, 1889. His apiary was kept in a very neat manner, as was his excellent farm. His methods and systematic management were admired by all its visitors. It afforded him the greatest pleasure to show his hives, and explain his methods. Those who attended the conventions in Chicago and elsewhere in this region will remember his enthusiasm and good natured talk about his bees and management. One by one, the old friends are departing, and soon the pioneers will be all gone the way of all flesh.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 2, 1891; Page 2 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 2, 1891; Volume 35, Number 14, Page 5 || Obituary 3: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 3, 1891; Volume 7, Number 51, Page 1, Column 3 || Obituary 4: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 10, 1891; Volume 7, Number 52, Page 5, Column 2 || Obituary 5: American Bee Journal, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; April 16, 1891; Volume 27, Number 16, Page 503

BULLOCK, Dolly (Kimball)
Birth: 8 - 1 - 1803
Death: 12 - 24 - 1883
Notes:
Obituary: Obituary 1: From the DAILY VIDETTE of Monday, Dec. 24th inst. Died, at 6:30 o'clock this morning, at residence near Commercial Hall, Mrs. Dolly Bullock, sister of Mrs. Harry Kimball, at an advanced age. Her funeral will take place to-morrow and her remains will be laid in the Kimball Cemetery. || Obituary 2: OBITUARY. Passed to a higher life at the residence of Geo. Rawson in Valparriso, Mrs. Dolly Bullock, aged 80 years, 4 months and 23 days, mother of Mrs. Geo. Rawson and sister of Harry Kimball, of this county. She was born in V. T. and at the age of 16 was married to Daniel Bullock, lost her husband in Huron co., O., in March, 1854, since which time she has been a widow. She was the mother of 13 children, 7 boys and 6 girls. Of these only 1 son and 2 daughters survive. The son lives in the far west. None but the two daughters, Mrs. Rawson and Mrs. Wm. Williams, were present to witness the burial scene. To sum up her obituary in a few words, she was a woman whose life was thickly strewn with cares, full of sorrows and acquainted with grief, yet amid all she has well borne afflictions, and with an ever willing hand and loving heart contributed largely to the comfort and happiness of those around her. For the past several years she has been a firm believer in the communion of departed spirits, which she professed to richly enjoy. In her last moments she folded her own arms, closed her own eyes, and without a struggle calmly passed to the other shore, bidding adieu to earth and friends with a strong faith that a higher, nobler and better life awaited her, leaving beside her 3 children, 2 brothers and 1 sister to rejoice over her peaceful departure and her new birth.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 27, 1883; Volume 27, Number 52, Page 5, Column 3 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 27, 1883; Volume 27, Number 52, Page 5, Column 6

BYRON, Harold
Birth: 5 - 14 - 1902
Death: 5 - 11 - 1903
Notes: Son

CAMPBELL, Charles A.
Birth: 12 - 31 - 1857
Death: 4 - 22 - 1938
Notes: Husband
Obituary: C. A. CAMPBELL, LIBERTY TWP., IS DEAD AT 80 -- Life-Long Resident of Porter County Succumbs Friday Night. -- Charles A. Campbell, a life long resident of Valparaiso and Porter county, died Friday evening at 10:45 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Schmell, near Wauhob Lake, north of Valparaiso. He was born in Liberty township, Porter county, and never moved outside the county. For the last 40 years he resided in Valparaiso. He followed the carpenter trade the greater part of his life. Mr. Campbell united with the Christian church in Valparaiso during the pastorate of the late Rev. J. H. O. Smith, under whose direction the local church building was erected, and was a faithful member for many years. Surviving are the widow, Ollie Bull Campbell, and two brothers, L. T. Campbell and Dorcey Campbell, both of Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock east time at the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street. Friends may call at the Schmell home in Liberty township up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 23, 1938; Volume 11, Page 1, Column 3 and Page 2, Column 5

CAMPBELL, Claude
Birth: 12 - 12 - 1892
Death: 7 - 13 - 1904
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Claud E. Campbell was born in Indiana, died at the age of 11 years in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as L. F. Campbell and mother is listed as Lizzie McAllister.

CAMPBELL, Dorsey
Birth: 2 - 7 - 1861
Death: 9 - 30 - 1941
Obituary: DEATH TAKES D. CAMPBELL, Native of Valparaiso Succumbs In Chicago at Age of 80. -- Dorsey Campbell, age 80 years, a former resident of Porter county, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his step-son, Ross Spikings, in Chicago, with whom he had been living for the past year and a half. He had been ill only a short time. The decedent was born in Valparaiso on Feb. 7, 1861, son of Frank and Elizabeth Campbell. Surviving are a brother, L. T. Campbell of Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held at the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street at 2 p. m. Friday, conducted by Rev. E. F. Muir, pastor of the Bethany Baptist church, Chicago. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at thye LePell and Son funeral home from 2 p. m. Thursday and up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 1, 1941; Volume 15, Page 1, Column 5

CAMPBELL, Elizabeth C. (Hughart)
Birth: 9 - 17 - 1828
Death: 7 - 21 - 1923
Notes: Maiden name of Hughart. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elizabeth Campbell was born in West Virginia on September 17, 1828, died on July 21, 1923, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 94, and was Kimball Cemetery. Father is listed as David Hughartt, who was born in West Virginia.
Obituary: VALPARAISO -- Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, 94 years old, died at the home of her son, L. T. Campbell, of heart trouble. She was born in Virginia in 1828, coming to Porter county at the age of 8 years. She was married here in 1852 and was the mother of ten children, five of whom survive: L. T. Campbell, D. D. Campbell, Mrs. Fred Comstock and C. C. Campbell of Valparaiso and Mrs. N. J. Horner of Carson City, Ia. Mrs. James Fulton of this city is an only sister. The funeral was held at the Christian Church, with burial at Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; July 25, 1923; Volume 21, Number 50, Page 5, Column 5

CAMPBELL, Frank H.
Birth: 2 - 9 - 1828
Death: 4 - 21 - 1900
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Frank Campbell was born in Ohio [should be Fayette County, West Virginia] and that he died on April 21, 1900, at the age of 73 years, 4 months, and 5 days, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as Charles Campbell [should be Hudson Campbell]. Civil War veteran. Served as a private in Company H, 33rd Regiment Indiana Infantry. Mustered into service on October 26, 1864, in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana. Mustered out of service on July 1, 1865, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Died as a result of chronic nephritis and blood poisoning.

CAMPBELL, Henry
Birth: 7 - 14 - 1869
Death: 7 - 17 - 1873
Notes: Henry Campbell's birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana.

CAMPBELL, Hudson
Birth: 7 - 18 - 1781
Death: 10 - 19 - 1857
Notes: 76y,3m,1d; Headstone is believed to have been removed from original burial site. Hudson was born Greenbrier County, Virginia [now West Virginia]. He died in Porter County Indiana. He married Elizabeth Hughart on January 24, 1811, in Greenbrier County, Virginia. Hudson was a pioneer of Porter County, Indiana, arriving in 1835.

CAMPBELL, Infant son
Birth: 1 - 14 - 1860
Death: 2 - 25 - 1860
Notes: 1m,11d; Son of F. H. and E. C.; birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana

CAMPBELL, James Ora
Birth: 9 - 1 - 1863
Death: 6 - 11 - 1873
Notes: son of Francis H. Campbell and Elizabeth Catharine (Hughart) Campbell; birth and death occurred in Porter County, Indiana

CAMPBELL, L. T.
Birth: 2 - 14 - 1867
Death: 8 - 5 - 1943
Notes: Francis H. Campbell and Elizabeth Catharine (Hughart) Campbell; born in Indiana; married Lizzie (McAllister) Campbell April 18, 1889, in Porter County, Indiana

CAMPBELL, Lizzie (McAllister)
Birth: 9 - 24 - 1868
Death: 4 - 15 - 1944
Notes: wife of L. T. Campbell; born in Indiana
Obituary: Death Takes Woman 75 -- Mrs. Lizzie Campbell, 75 widow of the late L. T. Campbell, died this morning at 1:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. William Claussen, on North Washington street, following a short illness. The decedent was born in Jackson township, Porter county on Sept. 24, 1868 a daughter of William and Mary McAllister. She was united in marriage on April 18, 1889, to L. T. Campbell who preceded her in death on August 5, 1943. For 45 years the family resided in Valparaiso at the southwest corner of Franklin and Chicago streets. To this union were born three children, of whom two survive. They are Mrs. William Claussen and Mrs. Jessie Martin of this city; a son Claude died on July 13, 1904. Also surviving is a granddaughter, Mary Ann Claussen of this city and a sister Mrs. Gertrude Freshwater, of Marysville, O. She was a member of the Methodist church for many years. Memorial services will be read at 2 p. m. at the LePell funeral home on Monroe street, Rev. Buel E. Horn, of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday and up until time of services on Monday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 15, 1944; Volume 17, Page 1, Column 1

CAMPBELL, Mary A. Comstock
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1871
Death: 0 - 0 - 1924
Notes:

CAMPBELL, Nettie J. (Hayes)
Birth: 4 - 15 - 1859
Death: 8 - 17 - 1940
Notes: Nettie J. Hayes' first husband was George Frost Spikings who died of typhoid fever in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on September 27, 1901.
Obituary: DEATH CLAIMS WOMAN, AGE 81, Pioneer of County, Mrs. Nettie J. Campbell, Succumbs In Chicago. -- Mrs. Nettie J. Campbell, age 81 years, a pioneer resident of Porter county, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Wohlfarth, in Chicago, following a short illness. The decedent was born in Valparaiso on April 15, 1859, a daughter of Wilson and Emily R. Hayes. Practically all her life was spent in Porter county. The Campbell home is in Liberty township. Surviving are the husband, Dorsey D. Campbell, and two children. Mrs. Elda Wohlfarth and Ross Spikings, both residing in Chicago. The body was brought Sunday to the LePell and Son funeral home in this city where memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. F. Muir, pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church, Chicago. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home tonight from 7 o'clock up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 19, 1940; Volume 14, Number 2, Page 1, Column 1

CAMPBELL, Olive Gertrude (Bull)
Birth: 6 - 25 - 1868
Death: 12 - 31 - 1949
Notes: Wife; Charles A. Campbell and Olive Gertrude (Bull) Campbell married on September 1, 1886, in Porter County, Indiana; it is believed that no children resulted from this union.

CAMPBELL, S. P.
Birth: 2 - 14 - 1867
Death: 2 - 3 - 1868
Notes: S. P. Campbell's birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana. S. P.'s parents were Francis H. and Elizabeth Catharine (Hughart) Campbell.

CAMPBELL, Susan (Nichols)
Birth: 8 - 10 - 1825
Death: 2 - 22 - 1887
Notes: 61y,6m,12d

CAMPBELL, William H.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 5 - 1904
Notes: William H. Campbell is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William H. Campbell died on March 5, 1904, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 80 years. Place of birth is listed as West Virginia. Father listed as H. Campbell and mother listed as Neugart.

CAMPBELL, William N.
Birth: 11 - 21 - 1853
Death: 2 - 8 - 1873
Notes: William N. Campbell's parents were Francis H. and Elizabeth Catharine (Hughart) Campbell. William's birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana. It is believed that William never married.

CARLEY, Nancy (Kimball)
Birth: 7 - 11 - 1815
Death: 11 - 3 - 1887
Notes: Widow of James Carley and wife of Maxwell Palen

CARLSON, Axel
Birth: 6 - 30 - 1881
Death: 9 - 25 - 1967
Notes: No tombstone is believed to exist in the cemetery for Axel Carlson. Obituary: DEATHS -- AXEL CARLSON -- Graveside services for Axel Carlson, 86, RFD 7, who died Monday in Porter Memorial hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at Bartholomew Funeral home after 7 p.m. today. He was born June 30, 1881 in Sweden. Prior to retirement he was employed by Linderman Nursery. He was a member of Valparaiso Moose lodge 1357.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 26, 1967; Volume 41, Number 70, Page 6, Column 1

CARLSON, Harry V.
Birth: 9 - 8 - 1887
Death: 5 - 9 - 1966
Obituary: HARRY V. CARLSON -- Harry V. Carlson, 78, RFD 7, (Liberty Township), died at 7:15 a. m. today in Porter Memorial hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Chicago, Sept. 8, 1887, he was the son of John and Mathilda Carlson. In 1945, he retired after being employed as an engineer for the Nickel Plate railroad for many years. He was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran church, Chicago, and Radio lodge 1082, F and AM, Chicago, of which he was a member for 57 years. Surviving are five nieces, including Mrs. Harry (Marie A.) Miller, with whom he made his home. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. Frank L. Stevenson, Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday. Porter lodge 137 will conduct Masonic rites at 3 p. m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 9, 1966; Volume 39, Number 260, Page 6, Column 3

CARLSON, John Gustove
Birth: 9 - 0 - 1855
Death: 4 - 28 - 1925
Notes: John Gustove Carlson is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that John Gustove Carlson was born September 1855, in Sweden, and died April 28, 1925, at the age of 69 in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana.

CARMICHAEL, John D.
Birth: 7 - 25 - 1951
Death: 12 - 5 - 1993
Notes:

CARPENTER, Ella H.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1916
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

CARPENTER, George E.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1915
Death: 0 - 0 - 1982
Notes:

CARTER, Earl T.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 4 - 1907
Notes: Earl T. Carter is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Earl T. Carter died March 4, 1907, at the age of one and one-half days in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as Walter T. Carter, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Delia Wheeler, who was born in Indiana.

CARTUS, A. J. N.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 1887
Notes: Illegible headstone

CHIPPS, Eva
Birth: 9 - 26 - 1880
Death: 2 - 17 - 1881
Notes: Daughter of David Chipps and Nancy Jane (Campbell) Chipps Horner.
Obituary: Obituary 1: THE COUNTY. NORTH-WEST CENTER. -- A child belonging to Mr. and Mrs. David Chips died of lung fever and was buried in the Kimball cemetery. || Obituary 2: Died of congestion of the lungs last Thursday, little Eva, aged 4 months and 22 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Chips, of this city. The funeral took place last Friday at 2 o'clock P. M.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 24, 1881; Volume 25, Number 8, Page 1, Column 2 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 24, 1881; Volume 25, Number 8, Page 5, Column 2

CLEMENT, Charlotte E.
Birth: 6 - 3 - 1829
Death: 10 - 20 - 1902
Notes: Wife of Vine T.

CLEMENT, Vine T.
Birth: 5 - 4 - 1823
Death: 7 - 13 - 1894
Notes:
Obituary: Mr. Vine T. Clements, one of the old residents of this county, died on Friday morning, aged 72 years. The funeral service was held from Cherry Glen school house, on sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; July 20, 1894; Volume 11, Number 15, Page 1, Column 1

CODDING, Orella
Birth: 1 - 26 - 1861
Death: 9 - 27 - 1861
Notes: 8m,1d; Daughter of John Sullivan Codding and Harriet Melinda (Case) Codding; Headstone now missing

COFFER, Eunice R.
Birth: 8 - 17 - 1929
Death: 5 - 6 - 1982
Notes:

COLE, Agnes Berniece (Barkley)
Birth: 8 - 23 - 1911
Death: 10 - 13 - 1991
Notes: Mother; Agnes, who was born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, was the daughter of John Charles Barkley and Ida Eleanor (Weddle) Barkley, both of whom are interred in Kimball Cemetery; wife of Lyal Newton Cole
Obituary: Valparaiso Cole, Agnes B. (Mom), 80, of Valparaiso. She operated Mom Cole's Restaurant. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. today at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, Valparaiso. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso. Interment at Kimball Cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 16, 1991

COLE, Charlaine Ann
Birth: 9 - 9 - 1937
Death: 1 - 10 - 1938
Notes: Baby; daughter of Lyal Newton Cole and Agnes Berniece (Barkley) Cole; Charlaine's birth took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Obituary: LITTLE CHILD DEATH VICTIM -- Charleen Anne Cole, three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyal N. Cole, of this city, died Monday night in the Methodist hospital in Gary. Besides the parents she is survived by three brothers, Duane, Blane and Wayne, and two sisters, Lorraine and Elaine. Memorial services will be held at the LePell & Son funeral home at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 11, 1938; Volume 11, Page 4, Column 5

COLE, Duane Lyal
Birth: 10 - 16 - 1929
Death: 12 - 4 - 1994
Notes: Duane was the son of Lyal Newton Cole and Agnes Beniece (Barkley) Cole
Obituary: Valparaiso -- Cole, Duane L., 65, of Valparaiso, passed away Dec. 4. Retired from Bethlehem Steel. Services at 1:30 p.m. today at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, Valparaiso. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 7, 1994

COLE, Laine R. "Flip"
Birth: 8 - 15 - 1940
Death: 12 - 12 - 1990
Notes: Son "Flip"
Obituary: Cole Rites -- VALPARAISO -- Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso for Laine R. (Flip) Cole, 50, of Valparaiso, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1990, at Porter Memorial Hospital. Rev. Robert Stine officiating; burial in Kimball Cemetery; visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home; memorials to the family. Mr. Cole was born Aug. 15 1940, in Valparaiso, the son of Lyal N. an Agnes B. (Barkley) Cole. He owned Cole's Crossing restaurant in Francesville and was a member of Elks Lodge No. 500 B.P.O.E., Valparaiso; of the Chess Club. He received a degree in management from Ivy Tech, where he received the Vice-President's and Chancellor's Award. He also was studying at Calumet College in Hammond. Surviving are his mother; two sons, Sgt. Laine Cole, Jr. serving in Saudi Arabia, and Lyal Cole of Francesville; one daughter, Valerie Cole of Francesville; four brothers, Duane of South Haven, Blaine of White Blugg, Wayne of Illinois, Zane of Valparaiso; six sisters, Lorraine Berg and Elaine Snider, both of Valparaiso; Darlaine Lorz of Hobart, Marlaine Gordon of Crown Point, Arlaine Jacobs of Iowa; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Sharlaine.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana

COLE, Lyal Newton
Birth: 6 - 21 - 1909
Death: 8 - 7 - 1955
Notes: Father; Lyal Newton Cole was born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana,
Obituary: DEATHS -- LYAL N. COLE -- Lyal N. (Newt) Cole, 46, of 551 Factory, died at 3:15 p. m., Sunday in Porter Memorial hospital. He had been ill several months, suffering from a heart condition. A native of Porter county, he was born June 21, 1909, the son of Newton and Minnie (Sheets) Cole. He married Agnes Barkley Feb. 23, 1929. His father and widow are among the survivors. A prominent member of the Valparaiso Loyal Order of Moose, he was employed, before his illness, in the McGill Manufacturing company bearing division. He was custodian of the Billy club, 76 Lincolnway. Surviving are his widow, his father; five sons, Duane of Grand Rapids, Mich., Wayne, now serving with the armed forces in Germany, Blaine, Laine and Zane of Valparaiso; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene Berg, Mrs. Olen Collins, Elaine, Marlaine and Arlaine; three sisters and three brothers, all of Valparaiso. His mother and three brothers preceded him in death. Services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday in LePell Funeral home. The Rev. L. F. Myers, First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p. m. Tuesday until services
Obituary Source: Unknown, but likely the August 8 or 9, 1955, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana

COLLINS, Robert Elsworth
Birth: 8 - 5 - 1904
Death: 10 - 27 - 1905
Notes: Son of Samuel and Ruth. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Robert Collins died on October 28, 1905, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of one year and two months. Father is listed as Sam Collins. Mother is listed as Ruth Collins.

COMSTOCK, Frederick E.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1874
Death: 12 - 21 - 1939
Notes: Mason emblem
Obituary: F. E. COMSTOCK DIES AGED 65 -- Resident of Porter County Many Years Dies In Hospital Today -- Frederick E. Comstock, age 65 years, for many years a resident of Porter county, died this morning at 1:55 o'clock in the Porter Memorial hospital. Death was due to a cerebral embolism. The decedent was born in Porter county and with exception of a several years' residence at Paw Paw, Mich., was a continuous resident of the county. Mr. Comstock was the inventor and manufacturer of a patent fishing bait which he distributed widely throughout this section of the country. He was widely acquainted with fishermen in this vicinity. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Glady Comstock, and one sister, Miss Ann Comstock, both of Chicago. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. Friends will be received at the LePell and Son funeral home after 10 a. m. Friday and up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 21, 1939; Volume 13, Page 1, Column 8

COMSTOCK, Mary Ann (Campbell)
Birth: 1 - 7 - 1872
Death: 4 - 14 - 1924
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary Ann Comstock was born January 7, 1870, in Indiana, and died on April 14, 1924, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 54 years. Father is listed as Francis Campbell, who was born in Virginia. Mother is listed as Elizabet Hughart, who was born in Virginia. Mary A. (Campbell) Comstock's tombstone indicates that she was born in 1871. A completed Civil War pension circular prepared by Francis H. Campbell, her father, indicates that she was born on January 7, 1872

CONLEY, Ethelinda (Weddle)
Birth: 7 - 31 - 1884
Death: 3 - 8 - 1911
Notes: Ethelinda (Weddle) Conley was the daughter of James Irwin Weddle and Ida M. (Gordon) Weddle. She was the wife of Christopher H. Conley. Ethelinda was born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

CONLEY, Lucile
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1909
Death: 1 - 3 - 1913
Notes: Daughter of C.H. and E. Death certificate indicates that Lucile Conley was born August 2, 1909, in Indiana, and died January 3, 1913, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as C. H. Conley, who was born in West Virginia. Mother is listed as Edith Weddle, who was born in Indiana.

CORNEIL, Alma I.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1865
Death: 6 - 0 - 1931
Obituary: CORNEIL RITES HELD SUNDAY -- Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock for Mrs. Alma Corneil, at the Baptist church, Rev. C. G. Steward officiating. Mrs. Steward was the soloist. The pallbearers were Duane Welch, Ford Horner, John Downing, Cecil Grimes, Andrew Collins and Glenn Keene. Interment was in Kimball cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Collins of Chicago Heights and John P. Hewitt of Gary, were present from out of the city.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenge, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 23, 1931; Volume 4, Page 3, Column 4

COUTTS, Nellie (Selman)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1890
Death: 12 - 6 - 1942
Notes: Daughter
Obituary: Obituary 1: Pair Killed In Auto Crash -- Frank Baugher, Mrs. Nellie Coot Skid Into Truck. -- Mrs. Nellie Coot, age 52, and Frank Baugher, age 50, were killed early Sunday morning when the automobile driven by Baugher skidded on the icy highway on dual lane 30, near the Tressmer filling station, north of Crown Point, and crashed into a truck. Mrs. Grace Baugher, wife of Baugher, also a member of the party, was critically injured and was removed to Methodist hospital, Gary. The party was enroute to Chicago to take Mrs. Coots home after they had attended a farewell party for John Selman, who is entering the armed forces. Mrs. Coots was the former Nellie Selman, and was born and reared near Valparaiso. Baugher was a nephew by marriage. The body of Mrs. Coots was brought to LePell and Son funeral home here pending the arrangement of funeral rites and burial. Mrs. Coots is survived by one brother, Roy Selman, Valparaiso RFD 4, and six sisters, Mrs. Oliver Freeman, Valparaiso; Mrs. James Wheeler, Valparaiso RFD 3; Mrs. Ida Cool, Rush City, Minn.; Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. John Bentley, Porter Cross Roads, and Mrs. Lillian Stafford, Valparaiso. Baugher is survived by his wife and several children. || Obituary 2: EAST UNION -- Roy Selman and family were shocked to hear of the tragic death of his sister, Mrs. Nellie Coutts of Chicago, and nephew, Frank Baugher of Gary, in an auto accident on Road 6 near Gary, early Sunday morning. His niece, Mrs. Grace Selman Baugher, is in Mercy hospital, in Gary, with a broken leg and other injuries. The community extends sympathy to the family.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 6, 1942; Volume 16, Page 1, Column 1 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 9, 1942; Volume 16, Page 6, Column 3

CRISMAN, Ella (Apple)
Birth: 4 - 28 - 1863
Death: 1 - 10 - 1895
Notes: Wife of Vine L.; It is believed that Ella (Apple) Crisman died during childbirth.

CRISMAN, Harrison
Birth: 7 - 4 - 1838
Death: 1 - 16 - 1910
Notes: Company I 73rd Regiment Indiana Volunteers; husband of Margaret (Kennedy) Crisman
Civil War

CRISMAN, Infant
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 1 - 10 - 1895

CRISMAN, Margaret (Kennedy)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1841
Death: 0 - 0 - 1922
Notes: Maragaret was the wife of Harrison Crisman. Margaret was born in Canada and died in Porter County, Indiana.

CRISMAN, Vine L.
Birth: 7 - 0 - 1861
Death: 0 - 0 - 1960
Notes: Vine L. Crisman was the son of Harrison and Margaret A. Crisman.

CRISWELL, Mary Ann (Hanrahan)
Birth: 4 - 1 - 1943
Death: 4 - 13 - 2008
Obituary: Mary Ann Criswell Dies at 65 -- Mary Ann Criswell, 65, of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2008. She was born on April 1, 1943 in Valparaiso, the daughter of Earl Deloss Hanrahan and Alice E. (Bond) Hanrahan. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives. She married Philip D. Criswell on Nov. 3, 1962, who preceded her in death in 1987. She is also survived by children, Vickie (Brian) Sowards of Valparaiso, Philip Tom Criswell of Burns Harbor, and Tim Criswell of Nokomis, Fla.; siblings, Carole (John) Kessler, Robert (Bonnie) Hanrahan, and Christine (Larry) Antes; she was blessed with eight grandchildren; one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephwes. Mary Ann was known as "Purchasing Mary Ann" as this is how she answered the phone as the purchasing secretary at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. She was a mbmer of First Baptist Church in the Pines and a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 14, 2008

CRISWELL, Philip D.
Birth: 8 - 17 - 1942
Death: 5 - 10 - 1987
Obituary: Philip Criswell dead at 44 -- Liberty Township resident Philip D. Criswell, 44, died Sunday, May 10, 1987, after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 17, 1942 in Valparaiso, the son of Owen and Mary (Flitter) Criswell. He married the former Mary Ann Hanrahan, who survives. He was a member of Liberty Bible Church. Other survivors include daughter Vicky Gorenson of Valparaiso; sons Philip, in the U.S. Army, and Tim of Valparaiso; three grandsons; and brothers Ron and Gene of Valparaiso. A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, with Rev. Al Marquez presiding. Remains will be cremated. Ashes will be buried at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 11, 1987

CROOK, A. B.
Birth: 8 - 16 - 1816
Death: 12 - 15 - 1890
Notes: Father
Obituary: Died, on Monday morning about 3 o'clock, Aaron Crook, an old resident of Liberty township, aged 74 years. The funeral services were held in the Phares' school house Tuesday, and the remains were interred in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; December 18, 1890; Volume 7, Number 36, Page 1, Column 5

CROOK, Hiram
Birth: 4 - 21 - 1842
Death: 1 - 27 - 1910
Notes: Husband. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Hiram Crook was born April 1842 in Indiana, and died January 27, 1910, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 67. Spouse is listed as Ophelia Crook. Father is listed as Aaron Crook, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Margaret Teeter, who was born in New York.

CROOK, Lydia O.
Birth: 3 - 16 - 1836
Death: 9 - 29 - 1930
Notes: Wife; Lydia Ophelia (Bull) Hughart Crook
Obituary: RESIDENT OF COUNTY FOR 80 YEARS, IS DEAD -- Mrs. Lydia Crook, Age 94 Years, Succumbs to Long Illness at Liberty Township Home. Mrs. Lydia Ophelia Crook, age 94 years, and for eighty years a resident of Porter county, died Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her grandson Arthur Hanrahan, near Wahob lake, in Liberty township. She had been in failing health for the last eleven years, and for the last four weeks had been bedfast. The decedent was born in Onondaga county, New York, on March 16, 1836, a daughter of Colonel John C. and Catharine (Halbrook) Bull. When only fourteen years of age she came with her parents to Porter county, the trip being made via boat on Lakes Erie and Michigan, and by oxen team from Michigan City. When Mrs. Crook came to Porter county, the family settled on the farm where she died. That section then was a vast timber tract, and Indians were still roaming about.Mrs. Crook endured all the hardships connected with the early pioneer life. On August 16, 1856, she was united in marriage to Arthur A. Hughart, who died in the early seventies. To this union were born a daughter, Mrs. Melnie [Melna] Hanrahan, who survives her mother, and one son, John H. Hughart, who died at age fourteen. On November 21, 1876, she was married to Hiram Crook, who died twenty-one years ago. Since his death she has resided with her grandson, Arthur Hanrahan, and his family. She was the houngest of a family of twelve children all of whom preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Arthur Hanrahan home, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Steward, of the Baptist church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 30, 1930; Pages 1 and 3

CROOK, Margaret Ann (Teeter)
Birth: 2 - 10 - 1822
Death: 8 - 31 - 1892
Notes: Mother, wife of A.B.

CROOK, William W.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Son of Aaron B. and Margaret; Headstone broken.

CROW, Betsy (Bosworth)
Birth: 5 - 9 - 1792
Death: 1 - 29 - 1872
Notes: 79y,8m,20d; Wife of Massillon; Headstone is missing.
Obituary: Aunt Betsey Crow, one of the oldest settlers of this county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Davidson, Friday, aged 81 years. The funeral was held Sunday, services being conducted at St. Clair's school house and the remains interred in Kimball's cemetery. [Note that tombstone dates were either transcribed incorrectly, or were inscribed incorrectly.]
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; February 5, 1892; Volume8, Number 43, Page 5, Column 4

CROW, Ella A.
Birth: 9 - 11 - 1868
Death: 5 - 4 - 1888
Notes: 19y,7m,23d; Daughter of W. M. and E. A.

CROW, Elnora A.
Birth: 12 - 29 - 1846
Death: 1 - 15 - 1880
Notes: 33y,17d; Wife of Wharton M.

CROW, Massillon
Birth: 5 - 21 - 1810
Death: 10 - 1 - 1874
Notes: 64y,4m,11d; Massillon Crow was born in Montgomery, Hampden County, Massachusetts

CROW, Sarah
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 23 - 1904
Notes: Sarah Crow is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Sarah Crow was born in England and died on March 23, 1904, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 63. Father is listed as John Brewer. Mother is listed as Elizabeth Rigger.

CROW, Wharton Massillon
Birth: 10 - 5 - 1846
Death: 3 - 18 - 1886
Notes: 39y,5m,13d; husband of Betsy (Bosworth) Crow; Wharton M. Crow was the son of Massillon Crow and Betsy (Bosworth) Crowe.

CROWE, Thomas
Birth: 7 - 1 - 1842
Death: 8 - 1 - 1922
Notes: Thomas Crowe is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Thomas Crowe was born July 1, 1842, in Indiana, and died on August 1, 1922, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 80 years. Father is listed as Harry Crowe, who was born in Massachuetts. Mother is listed as Thankful Wheeler, who was born in Massachusetts.

CULP, George
Birth: 6 - 8 - 1910
Death: 10 - 20 - 1911
Notes: George Culp is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that George Culp was born June 8, 1910, in Indiana, and died October 20, 1911, on Garfield Avenue, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of one year. Father is listed as John Culp, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Ida May Wheeler, who was born in Indiana.

CUNNINGHAM, Colby Nolan
Birth: 7 - 11 - 1888
Death: 11 - 8 - 1970
Notes: Indiana, Private US Army; World War I
Obituary: COLBY N. CUNNINGHAM -- Services for Colby N. Cunningham, 82, Rt. 3, Walkerton, formerly of Valparaiso, who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Wetmore Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul M. Porter of the First Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services. Born July 11, 1888 at Boone Grove, he was a son of Amos and Olive (Ausum) Cunningham. In Huntington on Nov. 2, 1920 he married Fontanna Young who survives. He resided in Valparaiso until 14 years ago when he moved to Walkerton. He was an operator for Gary Transit Co. for 35 years before retiring, was a World War I veteran, member of Charles Pratt Post 94, American Legion, and the Chauffer Union 517 of Gary. Besides the widow, he is survived by two stepsons, Charles and Robert O'Keefe, both of Valparaiso; a brother, James, Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. John Schall, Goodyear, Ariz., Mrs. Jennie Hein, South Bend, and Mrs. Chloe Cox, Bremen; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.
Obituay Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 9, 1970; Volume 44, Number 108, Page 6, Column 6

CUNNINGHAM, Ella
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 8 - 9 - 1942
Notes: Burial is not listed in the Liberty Township Cemetery Index published by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Memorial Services On Wednesday for Ella Cunningham -- Memorial services for Mrs. Ella Cunningham, age 49 years, who died Sunday at Porter Memorial hospital, will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Mrs. Cunningham lived in the Long Lake vicinity, north of Valparaiso, for a number of years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marian Proffitt, whose husband, Charles McKindred Proffitt, was a World War 2 casualty, losing his life when the U. S. destroyer Jacob Jones, on which he was a gunner, was torpedoed last February in the Atlantic, and a grandson. || Obituary 2: Cunningham Rites Held This Morning -- Memorial services for Mrs. Ella Cunningham, a resident of the Long Lake vicinity, who died Sunday, were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street, conducted by Rev. A. C. Oldsen, of Immanuel Lutheran church. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. A number of relatives and friends from Chicago attended the rites.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 11, 1942; Volume 16, Page 3, Column 6 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; Volume 16, Page 3, Column 3

CUNNINGHAM, Fontanna (Young)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1898
Death: 0 - 0 - 1995
Notes: Married 10/2/1920; wife of Colby Nolan Cunningham

DARLING, Levi J.
Birth: 1 - 27 - 1874
Death: 6 - 6 - 1874
Notes: 4m,10d; Son of Harry and Sarah

DAVIDSON, Frederick N.
Birth: 3 - 16 - 1861
Death: 8 - 13 - 1861
Notes: 4m,28d; Son of William Lake Davidson and Henrietta (Crow) Davidson

DAVIDSON, Henritta (Crow)
Birth: 4 - 1 - 1838
Death: 9 - 11 - 1904
Notes: Mother, wife of William; Henrietta (Crow) Davidson was the daughter of Massillon and Betsy (Bosworth) Crow and was born in Massachusetts; Henrietta Crow married William Lake Davidson on November 22, 1854.

DAVIDSON, Hester (Kelly) Graham
Birth: 12 - 13 - 1834
Death: 7 - 6 - 1886
Notes: First husband was Kelsey B. Graham, whom Hester married in 1854; widowed and remarried Charles Terry Davidson, whom Hester married in 1856 in Butler, Bates County, Missouri; Hester was born to Myrick Kelly and Sally Ann (Lattimore) Kelly in Sodus, Wayne County, New York, and died in Porter County, Indiana.

DAVIDSON, William Lake
Birth: 7 - 5 - 1826
Death: 12 - 19 - 1911
Notes: Father; William Lake Davidson was the son of Issac and Huldah (Terry) Davidson and was born in New York. On November 22, 1854, William married Henrietta Crowe. William died in Porter County, Indiana.

DILLINGHAM, Amanda (Page)
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1798
Death: 1 - 12 - 1880
Notes: It is assumed that Amanda (Page) Dillingham is buried in either the Dillingham Cemetery or the Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township, Porter Co., Indiana, as her obituary states that she was buried "in the cemetery near by" her son-in-law's home. Her son-in-law is mentioned as Nathan Kimball; therefore, Amanda was most likely buried in the Kimball Cemetery. Neither the Dillingham Cemetery nor the Kimball Cemetery, however, show tombstone or written records of a burial for Amanda Dillingham. There is also no burial record listed for Amanda's husband, Henry Dillingham, in either of these two cemeteries. Neither Amanda nor Henry appear in any other cemetery index prepared for other Porter County, Indiana, cemeteries.
Obituary: DIED. -- DILLINGHAM. -- At the residence of Mr. Nathan Kimball, on Monday, January 12th, 1879 [should read 1880], Mrs. Amanda Dillingham, aged 81 years, 8 months and 5 days. Mrs. Amanda Dillingham, the mother of Mrs. Robert Jones and Mrs. Kimball, died on Monday at the residence of her son-in-law Mr. Nathan Kimball, and was buried at 1 o'clock on Tuesday, in the cemetery near by. The sermon was preached by Elder Riley, pastor of the Baptist church, of which she was a member, -- the oldest, and one of the constituent members of the church. Mrs. Dillingham was born in Cattaraugus, New York, May 7, 1798, was married to Mr. Henry Dillingham Dec. 24, 1816, and at an early day removed with her husband to Indiana and settled in the neighborhood in which she died, six miles north-west from Valparaiso. She was a devoted Christian for nearly 70 years and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves for children, one son and three daughters with many relatives to mourn her loss.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 15, 1880; Volume 24, Number 3, Page 3, Column 4

DILLINGHAM, Carole (Hanrahan)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1939
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Wife of Ronald Paul Dillingham.

DLLINGHAM, Delos Carlton
Birth: 7 - 5 - 1892
Death: 3 - 20 - 1911
Notes: Delos Carlton Dillingham's birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana.

DILLINGHAM, Ferne Lorraine (Proseus)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1887
Death: 6 - 27 - 1934
Notes: Mother; Ferne married Warren Leonard Dillingham on August 20, 1911.
Obituary: DIES SUDDENLY AT WAUHOB LAKE -- RITES FRIDAY -- Mrs. Warren Dillingham, age 43 years, residing north of Valparaiso near Wauhob lake, died very suddenly early this morning following a cerebral hemorrhage. Previous to the attack she had been in excellent health. The decedent was married on Aug. 20, 1911, at Sodus Point, New York, to Mr. Dillingham, and came immediately to Porter county where she has since resided. Surviving besides the husband, who is a prominent farmer and member of the Porter county council, are one daughter, Helen, and five sons, Paul, Carlton, Allen, Lyle and Gene; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul Dillingham, and one brother, Frank Proseus, of Sodus Point, N. Y. Memorial services will be held at the home north of Valparaiso, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, fast time, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Steward, pastor of the Baptist church of this city. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, in Liberty township.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 27, 1936; Volume 7, Page 2, Column 7

DILLINGHAM, Harriet
Birth: 2 - 11 - 1818
Death: 12 - 3 - 1901
Notes: Wife of Harry

DILLINGHAM, Isaac W.
Birth: 1 - 18 - 1860
Death: 1 - 13 - 1930
Notes: Father
Obituary: I. DILLINGHAM DIES IN SOUTH -- Isaac Dillingham, a life long resident of Liberty township, and head of the Wauhob Lake development company, owners of Wauhob lake, north of Valparaiso, died Monday morning at Lake Worth, Florida, where he was spending the winter for the benefit of his health. He was born in Liberty township, Porter county, January 18, 1860. His parents were Alcott H. and Hannah (Hale) Dillingham, early pioneers of the county. On April 21, 1879, he was united in marriage to Patience E. Proseus. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom survive. Mrs. Dillingham and one son, Delos, preceded him in death. On December 22, 1922, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Jennie Morthland, who, with his children, Mrs. Arthur Hanrahan, Msr. Charles Phares, Myron O. Dillingham, Warren L. Dillingham, and Mrs. Edward Anderson, all of Liberty township; Mrs. A. O. Lutes, of Wilesbarre, Pa., Mrs. Fred L. Kuntz, of Martelle, Iowa, and Mrs. William E. Morthland, of Valparaiso, survive. He also leaves thirty grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Mead, of Valparaiso. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in this city Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. F. R. Briggs, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends desiring to view the remains may do so at the C. W. Bartholomew & Son chapel on Washington street Wednesday from 5 to 9 p. m. and up until 1:30 Thursday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 14, 1930; Volume 3, Page 8, Column 1

DILLINGHAM, Olive (Whitlock)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1886
Death: 2 - 7 - 1980
Notes: Wife of Warren Leonard Dillingham

DILLINGHAM, Patience E.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1859
Death: 0 - 0 - 1920
Notes: Mother; daughter of Leonard Proseus and Marcia V. (Mason) Proseus.
Obituary: VISITED BY DEATH -- Patience E. Dillingham, wife of Isaac Dillingham, residing five miles noth of Valparaiso, died suddenly of heart failure Thursday evening, March 4th. With the exception of two years spent in Chicago and Valparaiso, she was a lifelong resident of Porter county. Besides the husband there survives a brother, Carleton Proseus, of Colorado; a sister, Hattie Pennock, or Oregon; six daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hanrahan, Mrs. Charles Phares, Mrs. A. O. Lutes, Mrs. Ed Anderson, Mrs. Will Morthland and Miss Mildred Dillingham, and two sons, Myron O. and Warren L. Dillingham, all living in or near Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Probably published in the Evening Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana

DILLINGHAM, Ronald Paul
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1939
Death: 0 - 0 - 1966
Notes:
Obituary: RONALD DILLINGHAM -- Ronald Paul Dillingham, 27, RFD 5, Valparaiso, died at 7 a.m. today after an illness of 2 years. Born Jan. 19, 1939 in Valparaiso, he was the son of Paul F. and Dorothy (Michaels) Dillingham. On March 22, 1958 in Valparaiso, he married Carole Hanrahan, who survives. Before his illness, he was employed as a machinist at Urschel Laboratories. He was a member of Liberty Volunteer Fire department, Porter County Conservation club, U.S. Army Reserves and Faith Memorial church. Surviving besides the widow are his parents; one son, Mark Allen; one daughter, Marilyn Jean; one sister, Mrs. Janice McCulley, Lawton, Okla. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Memorial church with the Rev. Howard Behrens officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at Carl Edmonds Funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Private family services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 9, 1966

DILLINGHAM, Warren Leonard
Birth: 3 - 31 - 1887
Death: 10 - 9 - 1953
Notes: Father
Obituary: Obituary 1: WARREN L. DILLINGHAM SUCCUMBS, Was County Council Head For 10 Years, Retired Liberty Farmer Was On Council 28 Years -- Warren Leonard Dillingham, 66, chairman of the Porter County council, passed away unexpectedly at 7 o'clock this morning at his home on State Road 49, north of Valparaiso, in Liberty township. He had been ill but two days. Dillingham, a life long Porter county resident and Liberty township farmer, had been a member of the council for 28 years and served as its chairman for more than 10 years. Last elected in 1950, Dillingham would have completed his seventh term on the council next year. The council deals primarily with county finances, taxes and budgets. Councilman Marshall French said today that to his knowledge, Dillingham had served on the council longer than any man in council history. He added that the deceased had had an almost perfect attendance records. Farmed For Many Years. -- Dillingham was a farmer in Liberty township for many years until his retirement three years ago. Since that time, he had been employed at the Kingsbury Ordnance plant. He was a member of the First Methodist church of Chesterton. Born March 31, 1887, in Liberty township, Dillingham was the son of the late Isaac and Patience Prosens Dillingham. On Aug. 20, 1911, he married Ferne L. Prosens, who preceded him in death June 27, 1934. He married Olive Whitlock on March 10, 1937. She survives. Dillinghma is also survived by five sons, Paul, Carlton and Allan, all of Valparaiso, Gene, of East Gary, and Lyle, of Albuquerque, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. John Weimer, Valparaiso; a sister, Mrs. William Morthland, Mink lake; and 11 grandchildren. Rites To Be Monday -- He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mrs. Mabel E. Hanrahan, Mrs. Pearl A. Phares, Mrs. Edith D. Lutes, Mrs. Grace L. Anderson, and Mrs. Mildred H. Kuntz; and two brothers, Myron O., and Delos C. Dillingham. Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p. m., at the First Methodist church in Chesterton. The Rev. R. Ross Shannon will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the Batholomew Funeral home, Valparaiso, from 4 p. m., Sunday, to noon Monday, after which the body will be taken to the church. || Obituary 2: Final Tribute Is Paid To County Chairman -- CHESTERTON, Oct. 13 -- A large number of relatives and friends from over the entire county crowded into the First Methodist church here Monday afternoon to attend final rites held for Warren L. Dillingham, 66 year old Liberty township resident who succumbed unexpectedly Friday morning at his home on State Road 49. Dillingham served on the county council for 28 years and was its chairman for the last 10 years. The Rev. R. Ross Shannon officiated. Mrs. Carl Peters was at the organ while the soloist for services was Mrs. Chester Stokes. Pallbearers were Marshall French, Carl Hamstrom, Arthur Carpenter, Arthur Trede, Arthur Hokanson and Virgil King. Burial was in Kimball cemetery. The Bartholomew Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valapraiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 9, 1953; Volume 27, Number 83, Page 1, Column 7 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 13, 1953; Volume 27, Number 86, Page 6, Column 1

DIXON, Florence
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1878
Death: 0 - 0 - 1940
Notes: Wife

DIXON, John B.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1868
Death: 0 - 0 - 1954
Notes: Husband

DRAPER, John R.
Birth: 5 - 2 - 1868
Death: 8 - 7 - 1944
Notes: John R. Draper was buried on August 9, 1944
Obituary: John Draper, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away this morning at his home in Riverdale, Ill., according to word received here by relatives.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 7, 1944; Volume 18, Page 2, Column 1

DRAPER, Martha A. (Biggs)
Birth: 8 - 5 - 1869
Death: 3 - 25 - 1960
Notes: Daughter of Jonathan Austin Biggs and Emeline S. (Phares) Biggs
Obituary: MRS. MARTHA BIGGS DRAPER -- Mrs. Martha Biggs Draper, 90, of 13901 South Wabash, Chicago, a former resident of Valparaiso, died Friday at 9 p. m. The decedent was a sister of Robert Biggs, 703 Napoleon street, Valparaiso. Born in Porter county, she lived most of her life in Chicago. Friends may call at Brown Funeral home, 13820 Lincoln, Dolton, Ill. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery near Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 26, 1960; Volume 33, Number 224, Page 3, Column 5

DUNCAN, Evelyn H. (Horton)
Birth: 1 - 11 - 1902
Death: 11 - 11 - 1964
Obituary: MRS. EVELYN DUNCAN -- Mrs. Evelyn Duncan, 62, RFD 4, died Wednesday night in her home. Born Jan. 11, 1902, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Frederick and Laura (Hicks) Horton. On July 2, 1924, in Chicago, she was married to Meredyth W. Duncan, who preceded her in death in 1955. Mrs. Duncan had been a resident of Porter county since 1948, coming from Chicago. She was employed in the Bearing Division of the McGill Manufacturing company. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and a reader in the church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bartholomew Funeral home with a Christian Science reader officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 12, 1964; Volume 38, Number 110, Page 6, Column 6

DUNCAN, Meredyth Werner
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1901
Death: 8 - 29 - 1955
Notes: Meredyth W. Duncan was born in Cook County, Illinois, to Frank A. Duncan and Gertrude L. Garmes. Meredyth died in Indiana.

ELLISON, Jarrett H. Jr.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1929
Death: 0 - 0 - 1978
Notes: US Air Force, Korean War

ENSIGN, Susannah (Hobaugh) Whitner
Birth: 10 - 11 - 1825
Death: 11 - 29 - 1912
Notes: Daughter of Andrew Hobaugh and Mary (Landre) Hobaugh Kizer; married to Robert C. Whitner and later married to Samuel Ensign; born in Miami County, Ohio. Susan Ensign died at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, due to burns about her face and chest.
Obituary: Susan Ensign, 87, member of of the state soldiers' home at Lafayette, died of burns received when her dress caught fire from a pipe she was smoking.
Obituary Source: The Elkhart Daily Review Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; November 30, 1912; Page 8, Column 4

EREA, Harold
Birth: 5 - 25 - 1899
Death: 10 - 15 - 1899
Notes: Harold Erea is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog for Harold Erea indicates that he was born in Indiana and that he died on October 15, 1899, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of four months and twenty days. Father is listed as Henry Erea. Mother is listed as Carrie Woodward.

ERLER, Cora (Zane)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1897
Death: 10 - 17 - 1995
Notes: Wife of Harry T. Erler; daughter of Isaac and Lillian (Laughlin) Zane
Obituary: ILLINOIS -- Aurora -- Erler, Cora, 98, of Aurora, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Oct. 17. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, Valparaiso. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 18, 1995

ERLER, Harry T.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1896
Death: 0 - 0 - 1961
Notes: Husband of Cora (Zane) Erler
Obituary: HARRY T. ERLER -- Harry T. Erler, 64, RFD 6, died at 7 a.m. Sunday in Hines hospital, Chicago, after a short illness. Born here April 4, 1896, he was a life-long local resident. He married Cora Zane on July 8, 1920. He was employed for 32 years by the Fruitgrowers' Express, Indiana Harbor, and for the last three years worked at Charles Pratt post 94, American Legion. Surviving are his widow; three brothers, Walter and Ernest of Valparaiso, and John of Gary and a sister, Margaret Erler of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. He was a World War I veteran. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Duane Schroeder, Trinity Lutheran church, will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 27, 1961; Volume 34, Number 224, Page 6, Column 6

EWENNING, Harles
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 12 - 4 - 1888
Notes:

FARRINGTON, Bertha Jane (Skinner)
Birth: 1 - 20 - 1873
Death: 11 - 29 - 1918
Notes: Daughter of John Henry Skinner and Catharine (Babbette) Skinner; wife of Hugh B. Farrington. Bertha Ferrington is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Bertha Ferrington was born January 20, 1873, in Indiana, and died November 29, 1918, in Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as John Stevens, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Catherine Babboth, who was born in Indiana.

FELKER, John M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 4 - 13 - 1886
Notes: Son of William and Arline Felker; John M. Felker is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. His burial is noted in a published obituary, however.
Obituary: IN AND ABOUT CHESTERTON. John M. Felker, son of W. M. Felker, of Salt Creek, died Tuesday of last week, and was buried Thursday, in the Kimball cemetery, four miles northwest of Valparaiso. Some months ago the deceased caught a severe cold; this brought on consumption, with the result as indicated. The young man was past twenty-one years of age, and was an honest, industrious boy, whose death is deplored by a wide circle of friends and relatives.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 22, 1886; Volume 3, Number 4, Page 1, Column 7

FELKER, William M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 7 - 11 - 1904
Notes: William Felker is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William Felker was born in New York and the he died on July 11, 1904, in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana.

FIGOLAH, Jennie (Lind)
Birth: 12 - 0 - 1880
Death: 10 - 30 - 1954
Notes: Wife of William F. Figolah, Junior

FIGOLAH, William F., Junior
Birth: 7 - 0 - 1875
Death: 0 - 0 - 1952
Notes: Husband of Jennie (Lind) Figolah

FLYNN, Margaret
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1901 [estimated birth date]
Death: 5 - 2 - 1902
Notes: 9m

FRAME, Hattie V.
Birth: 11 - 0 - 1897
Death: 6 - 20 - 1904
Notes: Hattie V. Frame is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Hattie V. Frame was born in Indiana, and died on June 20, 1904, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of six. Father is listed as J. B. Frame, and mother is listed as Adeline Austan. 1900 federal census records for Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, indicate the Hattie's parents were Burton J. and Adaline A. Frame

FRANZEN, Erwin F.
Birth: 5 - 27 -1919
Death: 5 - 26 - 2003
Obituary: Obituary 1: Erwin F. "Erv" Franzen -- Valparaiso -- Erwin F. Franzen "Erv", age 83 years, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, May 26, 2003 at Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center under the care of Harbor Light Hospice Service. Born on May 27, 1919 in Palisade, Minnesota, to Emil and Jennie Franzen. Erv married Norma Carolina Julian in June of 1946 and raised their family in Lansing, IL. A resident of Valparaiso for the past 28 years, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Norma. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1940, Erv worked at several steel companies including Republic Steel and A. Finkl and Sons. He had served as Superintendent and Plant Manager and eventually became a national consultant for electric furnaces and the making of stainless steel. He held several patents over his career that focused on the production of steel and other interests. An avid golfer, Erv belonged to several Country Clubs, including Olympia Fields and Valparaiso Country Club. He purchased a home north of Valparaiso which actually had a private golf course. That location was his joy in his retirement years. Erv enjoyed fishing and had owned several boats on Lake Michigan over the years. Erv and Norma played bridge in local bridge clubs and with friends and relatives. Survived by three sons, Glenn (Young) of Valparaiso, Eric (Donna) of Breckenridge, Colorado and Stuart (Susan) of Chesterton; grandchildren: Leon (Alison), Brian, Sara, Todd, Chris, Jeff, Katy, Greg and great-grandchild, Julian; and many dear friends and neighbors. Funeral service Saturday, 10:30 AM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd. Valparaiso, with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. angelcrestinc.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Phone: 1-800-708-7644 or website, www.michaeljfox.org || Obituary 2: Erwin F. Franzen Dies at 83< -- The father of a Chesterton resident, Erwin F. Franzen, "Erv," of Valparaiso, died Monday, May 26, 2003 at Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center under the care of Harbor Light Hospice Service. He was 83. He was born May 27, 1919 in Palisade, Minnesota, the son of Emil and Jennie Franzen, who preceded him in death. In June 1946 he married Norma Carolina Julian, who preceded him in death after 49 years of marriage. He is survived by three sons, Glenn (Young) of Valparaiso, Eric (Donna) of Breckenridge, Colo. and Stuart (Susan) of Chesterton; grandchildren, Leon (Alison), Brian, Sara, Todd, Chris, Jeff, Katy, Greg; a great grandchild, Julian and many dear friends and neighbors. He was a resident of Valparaiso for the past 28 years. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1940, Erv worked at several steel companies including Republic Steel and A. Finkl and Sons. He had served as Superintendent and Plant Manager and eventually became a national consultant for electric furnaces and the making of stainless steel. He held several patents over his career that focused on the production of steel and other interests. An avid golfer, Erv belonged to several country clubs, including Olympia Fields and Valparaiso Country Club. He purchased a home north of Valparaiso which actually had a private golf course. That location was his joy in his retirement years. He enjoyed fishing and had owned several boats on Lake Michigan over the years. Erv and Norma played bridge in local bridge clubs and with friends and relatives. A funeral service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. Interment will be at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Moeller Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Phone: 1-800-708-7644 or visit the website at www.michaeljfox.org
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 28 and 29, 2003 || Obituary 2: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 29, 2003

FRANZEN, Norma C.
Birth: 3 - 29 - 1925
Death: 5 - 25 - 1996
Notes:
Obituary: Obituary 1: Valparaiso -- Franzen, Norma C., 71, of Valparaiso, passed away May 25. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso. Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. || Obituary 2: Norma C. Franzen -- Valparaiso -- Norma C. Franzen, 71, a Valparaiso resident for the past 22 years, formerly of Lansing, IL., passed away Saturday, May 25, 1996 at Porter Memorial Hospital. She was born March 29, 1925 in Logansport, the daughter of Horace and Susie Julian and graduated from Logansport High School. She was a member of the Lansing Women's Club, Logansport Order of the Eastern Star and formerly Valparaiso Country Club. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Erwin Franzen; three sons and eight grandchildren: Glenn (Young) and family, Leon, Brian and Sarah of Valparaiso, Eric (Donna) and family, Todd and Chris of Breckenridge, CO., Stuart (Susan) and family, Jeffrey, Katherine and Gregory of Chesterton; one sister, Marilyn (Cal) Coy of Chapin, S.C.; one niece; four nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, IN., Rev. Doug Hadley officiating with burial at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. || Obituary 3: Norma Franzen always there for others. -- By TERRI ANNE GREIG -- VALPARAISO -- Norma C. Franzen's zest for playing cards was shared with her many friends. Son Stuart Franzen said his mother looked forward to the bridge games she played for many years in Valparaiso and Shorewood Forest. While she was an avid bridge player, Mrs. Franzen also loved playing golf with Erwin, her husband of 50 years. Stuart said they were members of the Valparaiso Country Club and were very active in the golf leagues. The couple were such enthusiastic players they took golfing vacations in Hawaii, Europe and Puerto Rico. "They played all over the world," he said. They really enjoyed themselves." Mrs. Franzen, 71, a Valparaiso resident since 1974, passed away May 25 at Porter Memorial Hospital. Stuart said his mother didn't care about material possessions. "She could have had any kind of car," he said. "But she drove a 25-year-old car." What mattered to Mrs. Franzen was helping family, friends and neighbors. She always volunteered to cook meals or help out in any way she could. "Anytime anyone was in need, she was there for them," he said. Mrs. Franzen was a former resident of Lansing, Ill. She was a member of the Lansing Women's Club and the Logansport Order of the Eastern Star. Stuart said his mother enjoyed cooking, with soups being among her specialties. She also liked to complete crossword puzzles. "It's amazing how much she did," Stuart said. "She did a lot for many people." Mrs. Franzen is survived by husband Erwin Franzen of Valparaiso; sons Glenn (Young) Franzen of Valparaiso, Eric (Donna) Franzen of Breckinridge, Colo., and Stuart (Susan) Franzen of Chesterton; sister Marilyn (Cal) Coy of Chapin, S.C.; and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at the Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso today, May 29, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Doug Hadley officiating. Interment will take place at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 26, 1996 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 27, 1996 || Obituary 3: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 29, 1996

FREDERICK,
Birth: 2 - 2 - 1868
Death: 12 - 28 - 1868
Notes: 10m,26d

FREDERICK, Emily Mary
Birth: 5 - 8 - 1872
Death: 5 - 26 - 1877
Notes: 5y,18d

FULTON, base no headstone
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0

FULTON, base no headstone
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0

FULTON, Henry
Birth: 1 - 7 - 1823
Death: 4 - 4 - 1877
Notes: 54y,2m,28d
Obituary: Obituary 1: Killed by a Falling Timber. -- Mr. Henry Fulton, a R. R. carpenter for the Penna. Co., long known and highly respected as a peaceful citizen of this place was killed almost instantly about 11:30 A. M. yesterday by a falling timber while helping to tear down an old engine house at Clarke Station. His funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock to-morrow by the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member. || Obituary 2: LOCAL. -- The funeral of Mr. Henry Fulton took place on Friday, from the Presbyterian church, being conducted by the Masons. Rev. R. Beer preached the funeral sermon. || Obituary 3: CASUALTIES - CLARKE STATION, Lake Co., Ind., April 4. -- Henry Fulton was almost instantly killed here to-day. Several workmen were engaged in tearing down an old building, when a large piece of timber fell, striking Fulton on the head. He was taken up insensible, blood rushing from his ears and nose, and died in ten minutes. He was 40 years old, and leaves a wife and two children in Valparaiso. || Obituary 4: Henry Fulton, one of the carpenters in the employ of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad, was instantly killed Wednesday morning, at Clark Station, Ind., while replacing a water tank at the place, by a heavy timber falling upon him. He leaves a wife and two children in poor circumstance. || Obituary 5: Henry Fulton, one of the carpenters in the employ of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad, was instantly killed Wednesday morning, at Clark Station, Ind., while repairing a water tank at that place, by a heavy timber falling upon him. He leaves a widow and two children in poor circumstance.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 5, 1877; Volume 21, Number 14, Page 3, Column 5 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 12, 1877; Volume 21, Number 15, Page 3, Column 2 || Obituary 3: The Inter Ocean, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; April 5, 1877; Volume 6, Number 10, Page 5, Column 5 || Obituary 4: Elkhart Evening Review, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; April 5, 1877; Volume 8, Number 1448, Page 2, Column 2 || Obituary 5: Elkhart Review, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; April 12, 1877; Volume 18, Number 11, Page 1, Column 8

FULTON, James Sloan
Birth: 2 - 14 - 1835
Death: 5 - 8 - 1904
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that J. S. Fulton was born in Pennsylvania and died on May 8, 1904, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 69. Father is listed as Abraham Fulton, and mother is listed as Anna Turner. Born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Died in Valapraiso, Porter County, Indiana. Husband of Martha Ann (Hughart) Fulton.

FULTON, John R.
Birth: 2 - 24 - 1883
Death: 11 - 9 - 1928
Notes: John R. Fulton's birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana. Son of James Sloan Fulton and Martha Ann (Hughart) Fulton.

FULTON, Joie W.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0

FULTON, Martha Ann (Hughart)
Birth: 8 - 17 - 1840
Death: 2 - 13 - 1925
Notes: Mother, his wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Martha Ann Fulton was born on August 17, 1840, in Indiana, and died February 13, 1925, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 84. Father is listed as David Hughart, who was born in Virginia. Mother is listed as Nancy Dozer, who was born in Virginia.

FULTON, William
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0  
Death: 0 - 0 - 0

GAINES, Edith (Lutes)
Birth: 10 - 17 - 1921
Death: 2 - 2 - 1990
Notes: Daughter of August Oakley Lutes and Edith H. (Dillingham) Lutes.

GAINES, Lonnie Dorian
Birth: 3 - 27 - 1921
Death: 1 - 19 - 1996
Notes:
Obituary: Obituary 1: Terre Haute -- Gaines, Lonnie D., 74, of Terre Haute, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Jan. 19. Retired from IBM. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Services at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. || Obituary 2: Lonnie Gaines liked to work with his hands. -- By TERRI ANNE GREIG -- Lonnie Dorian Gaines enjoyed working with his hands, whether it was helping to build a deck on a friend's house, working on automobiles or tending his vegetable garden. "He liked to work outside and he was really mechanically inclined," said daughter Jeanette Ritz. "He was very skilled." Mr. Gaines, 74, a former Valparaiso resident, passed away Jan. 19 in Terre Haute. "He was very caring and loving, she said. "He took care of all of us and made sure we were always safe." Born on a farm in Shelbyville, Mo., Mr. Gaines moved to Valparaiso in 1939. Joining the U.S. Army in 1942, Mr. Gaines served in the Pacific during World War II. When he returned in 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart, Edith Gaines, who passed away in 1990. He worked in the repair department of IBM until his retirement in 1983, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso. A self-taught carpenter, Mr. Gaines would build decks, room additions and even houses for friends and family. Jeanette remembered her father loved to till the land, and every year had an abundant crop of tomatoes, corn, carrots and green onions. "There was a pond behind our house," reminisced Jeanette. "And in the winter, if the ice was thick enough, he would take his plow and clear the ice so we could go ice-skating, and he would watch us while we skated." An avid card player, Mr. Gaines enjoyed meeting monthly with family and friends to play pinochle. "I love my father," said Jeanette. I can't see him anymore. But I can feel him in my heart and in my prayers." Mr. Gaines is survived by sons Dorian Gaines of Terre Haute and Donald Gaines of Denver, Colo.; daughters Loretta Day of Anaheim, Calif., and Jeanetter Ritz of Valparaiso; brothers Darrell Gaines and Leland Gaines, both of Valparaiso, and Everett Gaines of Sevierville, Tenn. Services were held Jan. 22 at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, with the Rev. Joe Hollen officiating. Interment took place at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; January 20, 1996 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; January 27, 1996

GAINES, Richard Allen, Senior
Birth: 8 - 20 - 1944
Death: 7 - 28 - 1991
Notes: Born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois. Son of Leland D. and Doris E. (Anderson) Gaines.

GALBREATH, Byron H.
Birth: 2 - 2 - 1861
Death: 9 - 26 - 1891
Notes: 30y,7m,24d; son of Joseph and Eliza Galbreath; born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

GALBREATH, Elizabeth Jennie
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1844 [estimated birth date]
Death: 2 - 20 - 1870
Notes: 26y; daughter of Joseph and Eliza Galbreath.

GALBREATH, Eliza (Bricker)
Birth: 11 - 22 - 1815
Death: 1 - 21 - 1873
Notes: 57y,1m,29d; wife of Joseph Galbreath.

GALBREATH, Emily A.
Birth: 1 - 2 - 1846
Death: 5 - 7 - 1873
Notes: 27y,4m,5d; Wife of Martin Van Buren Galbreath.

GALBREATH, Franklin
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Company E 138th Indiana Infantry, Civil War

GALBREATH, Joseph
Birth: 5 - 12 - 1812
Death: 10 - 31 - 1897
Notes: 85y,5m,19d; husband of Eliza Galbreath; born in Preble County, Ohio, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

GALBREATH, Mary T.
Birth: 12 - 21 - 1840
Death: 9 - 2 - 1882
Notes: 41y,8m,12d; wife of Joseph Galbreath; believed to be Joseph's second wife.

GALBREATH, Nancy E.
Birth: 11 - 4 - 1841
Death: 5 - 31 - 1868
Notes: 26y,6m,26d; Daughter of Joseph and Eliza

GALLOWAY, Irvie
Birth: 8 - 27 - 1892
Death: 10 - 29 - 1893
Notes: Son of Norris Galloway and May (Ransom) Galloway.

GALLOWAY, Lottie
Birth: 10 - 9 - 1885
Death: 11 - 15 - 1900
Notes: Daughter of Norris Galloway and May (Ransom) Galloway.. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Lottie Galloway's place of birth as Indiana. Death date is listed as March 14, 1900, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of fifteen years, five months, and five days. Father is listed as Noris Galloway. Mother is listed as Nellie Ransome. Interment is listed as Rumble Cemetery.

GALLOWAY, Lucius S.
Birth: 8 - 3 - 1890
Death: 4 - 28 - 1915
Notes: Son of Norris and May. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog lists name as L. R. Gallaway with a date of birth as August 3, 1890, in Indiana. Date of death is listed as March 29, 1915, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 24 years. Father is listed as Horace Gallawy, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as May Rabinow, who was born in Indiana.

GALLOWAY, Lyman Dallas
Birth: 6 - 3 - 1887
Death: 11 - 15 - 1893
Notes: Son of Norris Galloway and May (Ransom) Galloway.

GALLOWAY, May (Ransom)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1862
Death: 0 - 0 - 1935
Notes: His wife; daughter of Thomas J. and Mary B. (June) Ransom.
Obituary: MAY GALLOWAY FAILS SURVIVE -- Mrs. May Galloway, aged 74 years, widow of the late Norse Galloway, died this morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. V. Gustafson, in Liberty township. She had been ill since last June. The decedent was born in Porter county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ransom, of Cook's Corners. She was an active member of the Baptist church of this city. Surviving besides the daughter are two brothers, L. S. Ransom, of Muskegon, Mich., and Robert Ransom, of Aurora, Ill. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward V. Gustafson in Liberty township, Rev. Curt G. Seward, of Kenmore, N. Y., former pastor of the local Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 24, 1935; Volume 9, Page 2, Column 2

GALLOWAY, Norris
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1854
Death: 12 - 1 - 1908
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicate that Norris Galloway was born in Nebraska. Date of death is listed as December 1, 1908, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 56.

GAST, Charles E.
Birth: 6 - 8 - 1933
Death: 10 - 18 - 2008
Notes:
Obituary: CHARLES E. GAST -- VALPARAISO, IN -- Charles E. Gast, age 75, of Valparaiso passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso. He was born on June 8, 1933 in Valparaiso to Lloyd and Lois (Spencer) Gast. Charles retired from Indiana General where he had worked for 42 years as a tool and dye maker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and National Riffle Association. Charles enjoyed wood carving, was a decoy collector and loved anything to do with nature. On September 30, 1961 in Valparaiso, Charles married Gertrude "Trudy" M. Wilson who survives; along with his son, John Charles (Michelle) Gast of Valparaiso; two grandchildren: John Charles "J.C." Gast, II and Jessica Ann Gast; sister, Lois Kay (Carl) Hinderer of Hobart; brother, Clyde W. (Dorothy) Gast of Littleton, CO; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; and a niece and her family: Pamela, Lind, Bobby and Eric Krenzke. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso. Burial will follow at Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso 46383. mollerfuneralhome.com
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 20, 2008

GAST, Lloyd Julias
Birth: 3 - 9 - 1900
Death: 8 - 13 - 1979
Notes: Son of William Henry Gast and Anna (Guterjahn) Gast; husband of Lois Laverne (Spencer) Gast; birth and death took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

GAST, Lois Laverne (Spencer)
Birth: 2 - 29 - 1908
Death: 3 - 22 - 1979
Notes: Daughter of James Clyde Spencer and Maude M. (Easterday) Spencer; wife of Lloyd Julias Gast; birth and death took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

GAST, Ronald James
Birth: 1 - 8 - 1964
Death: 1 - 8 - 1964
Obituary: RONALD JAMES GAST -- Burial rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in Kimball cemetery for Ronald James Gast, infant son of Charles and Gertrude (Wilson) Gast, 2406 Sears street. Ronald James was born at 3:44 a.m. Wednesday at Porter Memorial hospital and died at 6:30 a.m. the same day. The Bartholomew Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Besides the parents, the infant is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wilson, Gary; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gast, Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 9, 1964; Volume 37, Number 158, Page 6, Column 5

GILBERT, Joyce E. (Duncan)
Birth: 5 - 8 - 1935
Death: 9 - 21 - 1997
Obituary: Obituary 1: Valparaiso -- Gilbert, Joyce E., 62, of Valparaiso, passed away Sept. 21. Retired from Porter County Library system. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial at Kimball Cemetery. || Obituary 2: Joyce E. Gilbert -- Valparaiso -- Joyce E. Gilbert, 62, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, September 21, 1997 at the VNA Mary Bartz Hospice. An area resident since 1948, she was born May 8, 1935 in Chicago to the late Meredyth and Evelyn (Horton) Duncan. She was a graduate of Portage High School and was employed as a librarian with the Porter County Library system for 22 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Friends of the Library and the Olde Towne Homeowners Association. Surviving are three children, Diana (Ronald) Eckert of Roselle, IL. and their children, Nikolas, Jennifer and Jessica; Bruce (Darlene) Gilbert of Valparaiso and their children, Katie, Krystal, Nikki, Tiffany and Sean; Laura (Robert) Myers of Chesterton and their children, Lindsey and Megan; two brothers-in-law, John (Marilyn) Gilbert of California and Bert (Jeri) Gilbert of Valparaiso. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1982. Funeral services Thursday, 10:30 A.M. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, Pastor Merlin Bray officiating, with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Porter County Bookmobile. Moeller Funeral Home, 219-462-0535.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Illinois; September 23, 1997 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; September 23, 1997

GILBERT, William Newton
Birth: 8 - 16 - 1930
Death: 10 - 3 - 1982
Notes:

GRAHAM, Arthur
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 5 - 18 - 1869
Notes: Son of J. P. and Mary

GRUNNET, Conrad
Birth: 9 - 23 - 1869
Death: 3 - 25 - 1959
Notes: Burial is not listed in the Liberty Township Cemetery Index published by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society.
Obituary: CONRAD GRUNNET -- Conrad Grunnet, 89, RFD 4, died Wednesday afternoon in Porter Memorial hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Denmark, Sept. 23, 1869, the son of Martin S. and Anna (Lund) Grunnet. A bachelor, he resided with his brother, Walter, on RFD 4 for the past 21 years. Grunnet came to the United States from Germany in 1892. He was a member of the German army from 1890 to 1892. He was a retired railroad worker. Surviving are two brothers, Walter, RFD 4, and John, South Chicago, Ill. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Bartholomew Funeral home. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 26, 1959; Volume 32, Number 222, Page 6, Column 2

GRUNNET, Walter
Birth: 9 - 16 - 1880
Death: 9 - 17 - 1975
Obituary: Obituary 1: Walter Grunnet -- Walter Grunnet, 95, of Rt. 11, Valparaiso, died today at Vale View Convalescent Center. He was born in Denmark on Sept. 16, 1880, a son of Martin and Anna (Lund) Grunnet. Services are pending at Batholomew Funeral Home. || Obituary 2: Grunnet Rites -- Services for Walter Grunnet, 95, of Rt. 11, Liberty Township, who died Wednesday at Vale View Convalescent Center, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bartholomew Funeral Home. The Rev. Wesley Johnson will officiate the burial in Kimball Cemetery, Center Township. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday after 2 p.m. Arriving in Chicago from Denmark in 1890, he owned and operated a dairy and restaurant. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and has been a resident of Liberty Township 39 years. He was a craftsman of grandfather clocks, a skill he began to develop as a hobby. Three grandchildren survive.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 17, 1975; Volume 49, Number 62, Page 32, Column 4|| Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 18, 1975; Volume 49, Number 63, Page 24, Column 2

GUNDER, Bertha Belle (Farrington)
Birth: 5 - 27 - 1899
Death: 12 - 12 - 1918
Notes: Daughter of Hugh B. Farrington and Bertha Jane (Skinner) Farrington; wife of Harrison E. Gunder. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Burthabelle Gunder was born May 27, 1899, in Indiana, and that she died on December 12, 1918, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 19 years. Husband is listed as Harrison. Father listed as Hugh Farrington, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Bertha Skinner, who was born in Indiana.

GUNDER, George
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1890
Death: 6 - 5 - 1955
Notes: Son of Harrison R. Gunder and May C. (Wheeler) Gunder

GUNDER, Harrison R.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1863
Death: 11 - 8 - 1936
Notes:

GUNDER, May C. (Wheeler)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1868
Death: 4 - 11 - 1954
Notes: Wife of Harrison R. Gunder
Obituary: MRS. MAY C. GUNVER -- A lifelong resident of Porter county, Mrs. May C. Gunder, died at 6:12 o'clock Sunday evening at her home at 552 South Locust, after a brief illness. Her husband, Harrison R., died Nov. 8, 1936, and a son, Emanuel, and a daughter, Ellen, also preceded her in death. Surviving are four sons, George, Arthur and Oliver of Valparaiso, and Harrison of Jilliard, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Henrietta Wilkerson of Logansport and Mrs. Pearl Wilkerson, or Arizona; one sister, Emily Gunder, Liberty Center, Ind.; one brother, James Wheeler, of Valparaiso; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the LePell Funeral home with the Rev. Herman E. Meyer, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the LePell Funeral home from 2 p. m. Tuesday until time of services Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 12, 1954; Volume 27, Number 238, Page 6, Column 4

GUNDER, Nettie R.
Birth: 10 - 7 - 1870
Death: 4 - 25 - 1893
Notes: 22y,6m,18d; Wife of William

GUSTAFSON, Enna S.
Birth: 3 - 14 - 1832
Death: 7 - 2 - 1905
Notes: Mother

GUSTAFSON, Morris
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Served in Company I, 82nd Illinois Infantry; Civil War enlistment records provide a given name of Mauritz; illegible military headstone; Civil War

GUSTAFSON, Sven M.
Birth: 8 - 11 - 1831
Death: 5 - 20 - 1885
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog spells name as Swan M. Gustofson. Date of birth listed as August 11, 1831, in Sweden. Date of death listed as May 16, 1905, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 73 years. Spouse listed as E. M. Sopia.

HALL, Ada
Birth: 3 - 17 - 1909
Death: 5 - 23 - 1909
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ada Hall was born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died on May 23, 1909, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of two months and six days. Father is listed as Willis Hall, who was born in Illinois. Mother is listed as Martha Harver, who was born in Indiana.
Obituary: Death of Infant. -- Ada Hall, the two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Hall, passed away yesterday morning. The funeral will be held from the family home, 905 East Oak street, tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Bruce Brown officiating. The little body will be laid to rest in the Kimball Cemetery.
Obituary Source: Likely a Porter County, Indiana, newspaper published in 1909 (copy of clipping in possession of Steven R. Shook)

HALL, Martha Jane (Horner)
Birth: 7 - 6 - 1879
Death: 10 - 7 - 1934
Notes: Daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Henry) Horner; wife of Willis Henry Hall.
Obituary: TWO DIE IN R. R. CROSSING CRASH SUNDAY -- Robert Adams and Mrs. Martha Hall, His House-keeper, Lose Lives in Auto-Train Strike at Malden -- Two persons dead and four others injured, one seriously, was the toll of week-end automobile and auto-train accidents in Porter county. The dead are: Robert A. Adams, age 65, farmer, residing on a farm east of Malden. Mrs. Martha Hall, age 55, of Valparaiso, his house-keeper. The accident in which Adams and Mrs. Hall were killed occurred at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the State Road 49 crossing of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad in Malden, where Adams drove his car directly in front of a westbound freight train. Mrs. Hall was killed instantly, suffering a broken neck, fractured right humerous and right ankle. Mr. Adams lived only a few minutes. He received a crushed chest and internal injuries. In a triple crash on State Road 2, south of Hebron, Sunday evening about 6 o'clock, four persons were injured. The accident resulted when cars driven by Clifford Anderson, of Chicago, going north, was in collision with a car driven by Berrell Barber, of Lafayette, headed south. Anderson and Miss Helen P. Osenke, of Chicago, riding with him were seriously injured. They were taken to a Gary hospital by Harry Folsom, of Hebron. Barber and his wife were brought to Christian hospital here. They are expected to recover. A third car driven by S. M. Kettering, of Fair Oaks, Ind., crashed into the wreckage, but Kettering was not injured. In another accident on State Road 2, near Otis, Kenneth Standiford, of Westville, Saturday evening, suffered a broken back when a car driven by Harold Dunn also of Westville, crashed into a viaduct. Dunn, Charles Burner and Dean Small, other occupants, were not hurt. Standiford was taken to the Holy Family hospital in LaPorte. Reports on the railroad crossing tragedy differ. Coroner Carl M. Davis interrogated trainmen of the freight train and also two eye-witnesses, Clarence Garriott and G. A. Bartholomew, farmers living in the vicinity. According to members of the family, Adams and Mrs. Hall left the Adams home, east of Malden, to drive to Valparaiso. Their course took them over the railroad tracks about 40 rods east of Malden. Driving west they started to turn north towards Valparaiso being again forced to cross the railroad. As they reached the railroad tracks the freight train bore down upon them. The automobile containing the two people was thrown a distance of seventy feet with crashing force against a freight car standing on a side track. According to members of the train crew the freight train was not running at any great speed. In testimony given to Coroner Davis they said that the Adams automobile had nearly been hit at the crossing east of Malden. Engineer Peter Barnum, of the freight train, testified he blew the whistle for both crossings. This account, however, seemed far-fetched because Adams drove a considerable distance before he again turned north to re-cross the tracks and would not have had time to negotiate the distance, relatives pointed out. It is believed the accident was due when a passenger train passed eastward shortly before the accident, and this confused Mr. Adams, who knowing that only a single track existed believed no other train was coming. The passenger, however, is said to have taken a side track and passed the freight train, which did not stop. The crossing where the tragedy was enacted has no protection in the way of signal devices. The agent, as a precaution against accidents, does flag duty on week days, but does not work on Sundays. The body of Mrs. Hall as removed to the LePell funeral home, and that of Mr. Adams to the C. H. Stinchfield funeral home. Mrs. Hall was born July 6, 1879, in Porter county, a daughter of Samuel and Hannah Horner. In her early life she resided on a farm in the Hughart settlement northwest of Valparaiso. In November, 1902, she was married to Willis H. Hall, who preceded her in death on March 9, 1924. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Daisy Winters, of Valparaiso, ad Delbert Hall, of Chicago; two grandchildren, one brother, Garfield Horner, and one sister, Mrs. A. N. St. Clair, both of Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. C. M. Small. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may view of the body at the Winters home, 209 Elmhurst avenue after 6 p. m. Tuesday. M. Adams was born on April 8, 1864, in Morgan township, a son of Edward and Mathilda (French) Adams, pioneer residents of Morgan township. He was married on April 11, 1888, to Sarah E. Dick, of Porter Cross Roads, who preceded him in death on July 28, last. Surviving are two sons, Leland, of Valparaiso, and Floyd, of Morgan township; one daughter Mrs. Florence Geiger, of Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Zorn, or Minot N. D., and Mrs. Mae Knox, of Hammond; four grandchildren and two step-grand children. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Adams church in Morgan township, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Adams cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Stinchfield funeral home where it may be viewed by friends up until Tuesday noon when it will be taken to the family home in Morgan township.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 8, 1934; Volume 8, Page 1, Column 6, and Page 2, Column 5

HALL, Willis Henry
Birth: 7 - 24 - 1856
Death: 3 - 3 - 1924
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Willis H. Hall was born on July 24, 1855, in Illinois. Death date listed as March 3, 1924, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 68 years. Spouse listed as Mattie. Father listed as Joseph Hall, who was born in England. Mother is listed as Mary. Husband of Martha Jane (Horner) Hall.

HANNAH
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1786 [estimated birth date]
Death: 7 - 20 - 1844
Notes: 58y; first known burial in Kimball Cemetery

HANNAH, John
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: 66y

HANRAHAN, Alice Ethel (Bond)
Birth: 6 - 6 - 1918
Death: 3 - 19 - 2009
Obituary: Alice Hanrahan Dies at 90 -- Alice E. M. Hanrahan (nee Bond), 90, of Liberty Twp., passed away March 19, 2009 in Fountain Hills, Ariz. She was born June 6, 1918 the daughter of Walter A. and Millie (Gersbacker) Bond. She is survived by children, daughter, Carole (John) Kessler, of Morocco, Ind., a son, Robert (Bonnie) Hanrahan, of Liberty Twp.; a daughter, Christine (Larry) Antes of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ear Hanrahan and daughter Mary Ann Criswell of Liberty Twp. Alice was the youngest of six children. She worked for the phone company, Porter County Clerk's Office, Liberty Bible Church and a law office. She was loved tremendously by all who knew her. A memorial service will be at a later date.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; March 27, 2009

HANRAHAN, Arthur Anderson
Birth: 9 - 10 - 1878
Death: 8 - 15 - 1961
Obituary: ARTHUR HANRAHAN -- Arthur A. Hanrahan, age 82, RFD 1, a prominent retired Liberty Township farmer, died at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday after a year's illness. Born in Liberty Township, Sept. 10, 1878, he was the son of William and Melna (Hughart) Hanrahan. On Sept. 13, 1899, he married Mable Dillingham, who preceded him in death in 1941. Surviving are two sons, Wallace and William, both of RFD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Merle) Keene and Mrs. Lou (Pearl) Rosenberger, both of Valparaiso; and one brother, Roy, RFD 1. He was preceded in death by one sister, Minerva. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Willard Justice officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today until time of services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 19, 1961; Volume 35, Number 37, Page 6, Column 4

HANRAHAN, Arthur William
Birth: 6 - 12 - 1931
Death: 8 - 20 - 1945
Notes: Son
Obituary: Obituary 1: Youth Dies In Tragic Mishap - Arthur Hanrahan Fatally Hurt When Horse is Hit By Auto. -- Arthur, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hanrahan, RFD 5, Valparaiso, died this morning in Porter Memorial hospital of injuries received Sunday afternoon in a tragic accident. Astride his pet horse, "Champion," which he had ridden in the horse show Sunday at the county fairgrounds, Arthur was thrown from the animal's back to the pavement while enroute home. The mishap occurred at the Burlington Beach road on State Road 49, according to State Trooper Tony Perotta, who reported the mishap to the office of Porter County Sheriff Harry Borg. According to accounts of the accident, the horse, shying at an oncoming auto driven by Elmer R. Spain, 823 LaPorte road, turned suddenly and was hit on the side of its head by the auto. The animal reared, caught its hoof in the car bumper and threw the youth across the pavement. Rearing a second time, the horse toppled backward onto the boy, causing a skull fracture, broken neck and chest injuries. Efforts of two local physicians, a specialist from Chicago, and a registered nurse, proved futile in an attempt to save the boy's life. Arthur had been an enthusiastic horse lover for years and began riding a Shetland pony at the age of eight. Later he was given "Champion" by his parents, and became a skillful rider. For the past few years he had been in full charge of his father's mink farm, feeding and tending over 150 of the animals daily. He had planned to enter Liberty Center high school next month as a freshman student. In addition to his parents, the youth is survived by a brother, Lynn, 8, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pigolah [Figolah], Arthur Hanrahan, and two aunts, Mrs. Edward Keene and Mrs. Pearl Rosenberger, Valparaiso, and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hanrahan. Services will be held at the First Baptist church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. W.W. Barndollar officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at Bartholomew's Chapel from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday. || Obituary 2: Hanrahan Boy's Rites Wednesday -- Memorial Services were held for Arthur Hanrahan, 14, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church. Rev. W. W. Barndollar officated the burial in Kimball cemetery. The youth died Monday at Porter Memorial hospital from injuries her received Sunday afternoon when he was thrown from his pet horse. Pallbearers were Oakley Lutes, LeRoy Hanrahan, Earl Hanrahan, Leonard Dillingham, Myron Anderson and Gene Dillingham.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 21, 1945 || Obituary 2: Unknown, possibly from the Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; August 24, 1945

HANRAHAN, Carroll Clifton
Birth: 11 - 22- 1915
Death: 6 - 29 - 1960
Notes: World War II
Obituary: Obituary 1: CARROLL C. HANRAHAN -- Carroll C. Hanrahan, 44, RFD 5, died unexpectedly while plowing in his field Wednesday afternoon about 4 p.m. Born Nov. 21, 1915 in Valparaiso, he was the son of Roy and Mabel (Sanders) Hanrahan, and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was unmarried, a farmer by occupation and a member of the Liberty Bible church. During World War II, he served actively in 10 campaigns in the Middle East and Far East as a member of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his parents, one brother Earl; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie (Alice) Sanders, and Mrs. Joseph (Maxine) Pfledderer, all of Valparaiso; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Margaret) Hannon, of LaPorte. A brother Leroy (Pete) preceded him in death in 1952. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. McDill, Liberty Bible church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lynn and Eddie Hanrahan, Ralph Carmichael, Marshall Berndt, Tom Isaacs, and Ron Dillingham. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until time of services. || Obituary 2: Hanrahan, 45, Dies at Farm Work -- LIBERTY TWP. - Carroll C. Hanrahan, 45, Liberty Township, died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon while he and his father were working in the field on the family farm. A member of a pioneer Liberty Township family, Hanrahan had lived in this community his entire life. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Liberty Township Bible Church. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hanrahan, with whom he had made his home; one brother, Earl Hanrahan of Liberty Township, and three sisters, Mrs. Leslie Sanders and Mrs. Joseph Pfledderer, both of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Jack Hannon of LaPorte. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at Bartholomew's Funeral Home in Valparaiso, the time to be announced later. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 30, 1960 || Obituary 2: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; June 29, 1960

HANRAHAN, Earl DeLoss
Birth: 12 - 8 - 1913
Death: 9 - 11 - 1973
Obituary: Lakewood Supt. Earl Hanrahan, 59 -- Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home for Earl D. Hanrahan, 59, of Rt. 7, superintendent of Rogers-Lakewood Park since its opening, who died Tuesday at Porter Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart seizure. The Rev. Wesley Johnson, Liberty Bible Church, of which Hanrahan was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and until time of services. A lifelong resident here, he was born in Valparaiso on Dec. 8, 1913, a son of Roy E. and Mable (Sanders) Hanrahan. On Sept. 27, 1936 he married Alice Bond, who survives. Hanrahan was a member of the Conservation Club, Farm Bureau, Northern Indiana Coon Hunters Club and the local Snowmobile Club. Surviving besides his widow are a son, Robert E. of Valparaiso; three daughters, Mrs. John (Carole) Kessler, Mrs. Phillip (Mary Ann) Criswell and Mrs. Jeffrey (Christine) Warren, all of Valparaiso; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Hannon, LaPorte; and nine grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Carroll "Pete" and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Sanders and Mrs. Maxine Pfledderer.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 12, 1973; Volume 47, Number 59, Page 17, Column 3

HANRAHAN, Genevieve Elvira (Figolah)
Birth: 1 - 25 - 1909
Death: 12 - 5 - 1986
Obituary: Genevieve Hanrahan -- Genevieve E. Hanrahan, 77, a former Porter County resident, died Friday in Venice, Fla. where she had lived since 1979. She was born Jan. 25, 1909 in Chicago, the daughter of William and Jenny (Lind) Figolah. Her husband, William I. Hanrahan, died in 1970. Surviving are a son, Lynn of Auburn, Ala.; four grandchildren; and a brother, William of Valparaiso. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral Home; the Rev. John Marchak officiating; burial in Kimball Cemetery; visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 6, 1986

HANRAHAN, Gladys
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1904
Death: 0 - 0 - 1981
Obituary: Mrs. Wallace Hanrahan -- LIBERTY TWP. -- Mrs. Wallace (Gladys) Hanrahan, 76, lifelong Porter County resident, died today at Porter Memorial Hospital. A former Valparaiso Library employee, she was a member of the Cecil Tucker Circle and Past Presidents' Sisterhood Club and was a former Sunday school superintendent. Born in Valparaiso October 2, 1904, a daughter of Edward and Etta (Fulton) Keene, she was married June 15, 1927. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Deloris Weitzel of Valparaiso; a son, Edward of Bluffton; five grandchildren; two gerat-grandchildren; a brother Edward Keene Jr. of Valparaiso; and two sisters, Susie Smith of Valparaiso and Martha Kemp of North Carolina. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral Home; the Revs. Robert E. Lieb and M. W. Robert Craig officiating; burial in Kimball Cemetery; visitation 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday; memorials to First Baptist Church where Mrs. Hanrahan was a member.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 6, 1981

HANRAHAN, Helen Gertrude (Link)
Birth: 12 - 31 - 1911
Death: 9 - 23 - 2007
Obituary: Obituary 1: Helen Hanrahan Dies at 95. Helen Hanrahan, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at the VNA Hospice Center. She was 95. She was born Dec. 31, 1911 in Valparaiso, the daughter of Clarence and Grace Link, who preceded her in death. Her husband Leroy "Pete" Hanrahan preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1952. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Tom) Isaacs of Valparaiso; a son, Don (Barbara) Hanrahan of Minnesota; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Doris (Red) Clover. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herbert (Jeanne) Link and two sisters, Eleanor (?Bud?) Reed and Mary (Harvey) Shurr. Helen was a loan officer at the First National Bank in Valparaiso. She was a member of Liberty Bible Church, Porter County Council on Aging and the Farm Bureau Group. Funeral services, Pastor Mike Sutton officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso. Interment will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. For more information, please call 462-4102 or visit the Web at www.bartholomewnewhard.com to sign a guestbook for Helen. || Obituary 2: Helen Hanrahan. Valparaiso, IN -- Helen Hanrahan, age 95, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the VNA Hospice Center. She was born December 31, 1911 in Valparaiso, IN, the daughter of Clarence and Grace Link. Helen was a loan officer at the First National Bank in Valparaiso. She was a member of the Liberty Bible Church, the Porter County Council on Aging and the Farm Bureau Group. Surviving is a daughter, Sharon (Tom) Isaacs of Valparaiso, IN; a son, Don (Barbara) Hanrahan of MN; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris (Red) Clover. Preceded in death by her husband, Leroy "Pete" Hanrahan on December 3, 1952; her parents; a brother, Herbert (Jeanne) Link; and two sisters: Eleanor ("Bud") Reed and Mary (Harvey) Shurr. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso, IN with Pastor Mike Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383. For more information, please call (219) 462-4102 or visit our website at www.bartholomewnewhard.com to sign a guest book for Helen. || Obituary 3: HELEN HANRAHAN. Valparaiso, Indiana. Helen Hanrahan, 95 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the VNA Hospice Center. She was born December 31, 1911 in Valparaiso, the daughter of Clarence and Grace Link. Helen was a loan Officer at the First National Bank in Valparaiso. She was a member of the Liberty Bible Church, the Porter County Council on Aging and the Farm Bureau Group. Her husband Leroy "Pete" Hanrahan preceded her in death December 3, 1952. Surviving is a daughter Sharon (Tom) Isaacs of Valparaiso, a son Don (Barbara) Hanrahan of Minnesota, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a sister Doris (Red) Clover. Her parents, a brother Herbert (Jeanne) Link and 2 sisters, Eleanor ("Bud") Reed and Mary (Harvey) Shurr preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso, with Pastor Mike Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation will be Thursday, 3-7 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. For more information, please call 219-462-4102 or visit our website at www.bartholomewnewhard.com to sign a guestbook for Helen.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; September 26, 2007 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; September 26, 2007 || Obituary 3: The Post-Tribune, Gary, Lake County, Indiana; September 26, 2007

HANRAHAN, Leroy
Birth: 8 - 18 - 1908
Death: 12 - 3 - 1952
Obituary: Obituary 1: Heart Attack Is Fatal To Liberty Man, 'Pete' Hanrahan Is Found Dead In Barn On His Farm -- Leroy (Pete) Hanrahan, 44, prominent young Liberty Township farmer and sportsman, was found dead by hired hands in a barn on the farm of Col. Robert Murray, which he managed, at 6:30 a.m. today. Death was attributed to a heart attack, from which he had been suffering recently. He was last seen entering the barn, by hired hands, 15 minutes prior to the time he was found dead. According to close family friends, Hanrahan had spent the greater part of Tuesday fox hunting, and had then attended a basketball game in the evening with a friend, Jack Morthland. He had not complained of any illness when they departed after the game, according to reports secured today. Interests in Agriculture -- To his many friends throughout Porter County, "Pete" was known as an avid hunter and sportsman. He was also interested in farm extension activities at Purdue University. He was a member of the Liberty Center church. The decedent was the son of Roy and Mabel (Sanders) Hanrahan, pioneer Porter County residents, who survive him. He is also survived by his wife, Helen, whom he married Nov. 27, 1935, and two children, Sharon Kay, 15, and Donald Lee, 6. Surviving also are: two brothers, Earl and Carroll; and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Sanders, Mrs. Maxine Pfledderer, and Mrs. Margaret Hannon, all residents of Porter County. Rite To Be Friday -- Wallace and William Hanrahan are cousins of the deceased, and Art Hanrahan is an uncle. All are prominent in farming, business and civic life in Porter County. Friends may call at the Bartholomew Funeral home from 2 p.m. Thursday, until time of services. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Center church, north of Valparaiso on Road 49, with the Rev. George Badger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. || Obituary 2: Conduct Final Rites For 'Pete' Hanrahan -- Memorial services for Leroy (Pete) Hanrahan, 44, Liberty township farmer and sportsman who died Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon in the Liberty Township church. The Rev. George Badger, pastor, officiated, and vocal soloist was Elmer Johnson. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, Liberty township. Pallbearers were Harold Peterson, Jack Morthland, Lloyd Prosser, Marshall Bratton, Wayne Stoner, and Delmar Berger.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 3, 1952; Volume 26, Number 128; Page 1, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 6, 1952; Volume 26, Number 131, Page 2, Column 5

HANRAHAN, Mabel (Sanders)
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1890
Death: 11 - 29 - 1965
Obituary: MRS. ROY HANRAHAN -- Mrs. Roy (Mable) Hanrahan, 75, RFD 7, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday in Porter Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime resident of the Valparaiso area, she was born Aug. 2, 1890, in Liberty township, the daughter of William and Martha (Kippling) Sanders. On Aug. 22, 1907, in Valparaiso, she was married Roy Hanrahan, who survives. She was a member of the Liberty Township Bible church, Sisterhood club, Ladies Farm Bureau and Home Demonstration. Surviving besides her husband are one son, Earl, of Valparaiso; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Sanders and Mrs. Maxine Pfledderer, both of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Margaret Hannon, LaPorte; 14 grand children and 10 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. MargaretHoeffle, Gary, and Mrs. Jessie Cameron, Kansas City, Kan. Two sons, Leroy and Carroll, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Thomas McDill officiating. Internment will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 30, 1965

HANRAHAN, Mabel Edna (Dillingham)
Birth: 5 - 6 - 1880
Death: 7 - 27 - 1941
Notes: Mother
Obituary: RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES - Mrs. Mabel Hannrahan Succumbs to Heart Attack; Rites Wednesday -- Mrs. Mabel Hanrahan, wife of Arthur Hanrahan, residing on Campbell road, five miles north of Valparaiso in Liberty township, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock of a heart attack. She had been in ill health for several years. The decedent was born in Liberty township, Porter county, on May 6, 1880, a daughter of Isaac Dillingham and Patience (Proseus) Dillingham. All of her life was spent in this county. On Sept. 13, 1899, she was united in marriage to Arthur Hanrahan, who survives together with two daughters, Mrs. Lon Rosenberger and Mrs. Edward Keene Jr. of Valparaiso, and two sons, Wallace and William Hanrahan of Liberty township; three sisters, Mrs. Oakley Lutes and Mrs. William Morthland of Valparaiso and Mrs. Edwin Anderson of Long lake, and two brothers, Myron and Warren Dillingham of Liberty township. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death, DeLoss Dillingham in 1911; Mrs. Fred Kunz in 1936, and Mrs. Charles Phares in 1940. She was a member of the Liberty township women's farm bureau organization and the Christian church. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. DST at the family home in Liberty township, conducted by Rev. C. M. Smail. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery with Bartholomew and Son in charge. Friends may call at the family home from 7 o'clock this evening and up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 28, 1941; Volume 15, Page 1, Column 3

HANRAHAN, Melna Catherine (Hughart)
Birth: 12 - 13 - 1858
Death: 12 - 20 - 1935
Notes: Mother, his wife
Obituary: Obituary 1: PIONEER OF LIBERTY TWP. FAILS SURVIVE -- Mrs. Melna Hanrahan, age 77 years, a pioneer resident of Liberty township, died Friday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Pillman, on Campbell Road, in Liberty township, six miles north of Valparaiso. She had been ill of pneumonia for the last two weeks. Mrs. Hanrahan was born in Liberty township, Porter county, on Dec. 13, 1858, a daughter of Arthur and Lydia Ophelia (Bull) Hughart, and had lived all her life in Liberty township. In 1877, she was united in marriage to William Hanrahan, who preceded her in death twenty-nine years ago. Surviving are three children, Arthur A. and Roy E. Hanrahan, and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Pillman all of Liberty township, and numerous grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Pillman home, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Ryerse, pastor of the Baptist church of this city. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, in Liberty township. Friends may call at the home from seven o'clock this evening until time of the services. || Obituary 2: RITES FOR MRS. M. HANRAHAN WELL ATTENDED -- Memorial services for Mrs. Melna Hanrahan were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Pillman, in Liberty township, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Ryerse, pastor of the Valparaiso Baptist church. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Mrs. H. W. Hock sung two selections. Pallbearers were Wallace, Leroy, William and Earl Hanrahan, Carl Berndt and Lonnie Rosenberger. Burial was in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 21, 1935; Volume 9, Page 1, Column 7 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 23, 1935; Volume 9, Page 2, Column 2

HANRAHAN, Roy Edward
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1883
Death: 0 - 0 - 1972
Obituary: Obituary 1: Roy E. Hanrahan -- LIBERTY TWP. - Roy E. Hanrahan, 89, Rt. 11, Valparaiso, died Friday at Little Company of Mary Health Facility, San Pierre. Born March 16, 1883 in Liberty Township, he was the son of William and Melna (Hughart) Hanrahan. On Aug. 22, 1907 he married Mable Sanders who preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 1965. On Nov. 11, 1967 he married Lillian Strafford who survives. A lifelong resident of Liberty Township, he was engaged in farming and was a charter member of the Porter County Farm Bureau, Northern Indiana Coon Hunters Association and Porter County Conservation Club. Surviving besides his widow are a son, Earl, superintendent at Harold L. Rogers-Lakewood Park; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Alice) Sanders and Mrs. Joseph (Maxine) Pfledderer, both of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Jack (Margaret) Hannon, LaPorte; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, LeRoy (Pete) and Carroll, a brother and a sister. Services will be held at Bartholomew Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Wesley Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. || Obituary 2: Service today for Roy Hanrahan -- Services were conducted this afternoon for Roy E. Hanrahan, 89, Rt. 11, Valparaiso, Liberty Township, at the Bartholomew Funeral home, Valparaiso. Burial was in Kimball cemetery. Mr. Hanrahan died Friday, May 12, at Little Company of Mary hospital, San Pierre. The Rev. Wesley Johnson, Liberty Bible church, officiated at the funeral. Born March 16, 1883 in Liberty Township, he was a son of William and Melna (Hughart) Hanrahan. On Aug. 22, 1907 he married Mable Sanders who preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 1965. On Nov. 11, 1967 he married Lillian Stafford who survives. A lifelong resident of Liberty Township, he was engaged in farming and was a charter member of the Porter County Farm Bureau, Northern Indiana Coon Hunters Assn., and Porter County Conservation club. Surviving besides his widow are a son, Earl, superintendent at Lakewood park; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Alice) Sanders and Mrs. Joseph (Maxine) Pfledderer, both of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Jack (Margaret) Hannon, LaPorte; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, LeRoy (Pete) and Carroll, a brother and a sister.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 13, 1972; Volume 45, Number 266, Page 9, Column 5 || Obituary 2: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 15, 1972

HANRAHAN, Wallace Wilbur
Birth: 6 - 12 - 1906
Death: 4 - 27 - 1982
Obituary: Wallace W. Hanrahan -- LIBERTY TWP. -- Wallace W. Hanahan, 75, of 79-1 E. U.S. 6, former president of the Porter County Fair Board and past chairman of the county Argicultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee (ASCS), died Tuesday in Porter Memorial Hospital. Hanrahan served as Fair Board president from September 1941 to the mid 1950s, prior to which he was a board member and director. Besides chairing the county ASCS from 1975 to 1980, he was a community committeeman from 1968-72 and represented Liberty Township on the committee from 1973-81. He was a lifelong resident of Liberty Township, where he was born June 12, 1906, the son of Arthur A. and Mabel (Dillingham) Hanrahan. On June 15, 1927, he married Gladys Keene who died in 1981. He was a farmer, a longtime school bus driver and a member of First Baptist Church and Porter County Farm Bureau. Survivors include Delores Weitzel of Valparaiso; a son, Edward of Bluffton; a sister, Merle Keene of Valparaiso; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso; the Revs. John Marchak and M. W. Robert Craig officiating; burial Kimball Cemetery; visitation 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday; memorials to the First Baptist Church or the Heart Fund.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 28, 1982

HANRAHAN, William
Birth: 5 - 1 - 1857
Death: 12 - 18 - 1906
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William Hanrahan was born in Massachusetts. Death date listed as December 17, 1906, in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: William Hanrahan was born May 1, 1857, at Millbury, Worcester, Mass. He departed this life Dec. 18, 1906, aged 49 years, 7 months and 18 days. He was married to Melna C. Hughart August 21, 1877. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom, with their mother, are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a loving father. He was converted to the Christian faith in 1892, from which time he has been a faithful follower, and died in the firm belief which his favorite hymn expresses: "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."He was a model citizen, a kind neighbor and a true friend. Possessed of staunch integrity, he was never known to waver in what he believed to be his duty; ever ready to defend that which was right; conscientious and sincere in all dealingswith his fellow-men. His pleasant smile and happy disposition won for him many friends, and his untimely death has left a vacancy in many hearts which can never be filled. "One by one earth's joys are broken,
As we see our loved ones go; And the hopes we fondly cherished, Brighten, but to pass away. One by one our hopes grow brighter, As we near the shining shore. For we know across the river, Waits the loved ones gone before."
Obituary Source: The Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 20, 1906

HANRAHAN, William Isaac
Birth: 11 - 17 - 1909
Death: 12 - 30 - 1970
Obituary: WILLIAM I. HANRAHAN -- William I. Hanrahan, 61, Rt. 1, prominent lifelong resident of Liberty Township, died unexpectedly Wednesday at Venice, Fla. He was born in Porter County Nov. 17, 1909, a son of Arthur and Martha (Dillingham) Hanrahan. On Nov. 1, 1930 in Porter County, he married Genevieve Figolah, who survives. He was a Case Implement dealer, a sales representative for Lance Manufacturing Co. for 15 years and later a mink rancher. He was a member of the Porter County Conservation Club, BPOE 500 and First Baptist Church. Surviving besides the widow are a son, Dr. Lynn A. Hanrahan, a Valparaiso veterinarian; a brother, Wallace, and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Merle) Keene, both of Valparaiso; and two grandchildren. His parents, a son, Arthur, and a sister, Pearl Rosenberger, preceded him in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wetmore Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnold Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 31, 1970; Volume 44, Number 151, Page 9, Columns 1 and 2

HANSEN, John N.
Birth: 8 - 10 - 1839
Death: 1 - 20 - 1923
Notes: John N. Hansen is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that John N. Hansen was born August 10, 1839, in Germany, and died on January 20, 1923, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 83 years. Spouse is listed as Antge. Father is listed as John N. Hansen, who was born in Germany.

HARRINGTON, Minnie L. (Ransom)
Birth: 7 - 20 - 1879
Death: 11 - 14 - 1901
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog spells name as Minnie Herrington. Place of birth listed as Indiana. Date of death listed as November 14, 1901, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 26 years. Father is listed as Thomas J. Ransom. Mother is listed as Mary Keene.

HAVENS, Bertha Belle (Polston)
Birth: 9 - 11 - 1890
Death: 8 - 26 - 1959
Obituary: MRS. ROSS HAVENS -- Mrs. Ross (Bertha Belle) Havens, 69, RFD 5, Wauhob lake, a correspondent for The Vidette-Messenger for the past several years, died at 3:40 a.m. today in Porter Memorial hospital. She recently entered the hospital for surgery. She was born Sept. 11, 1890, and was a member of the Liberty Bible church. Surviving besides her husband, Ross C., are one son, Charles W. Havens, Gary; one granddaughter, Beverly Havens, also of Gary; and three brothers, Ray Polston, Crown Point; Oren Polston, Albuquerque, N. M., and James Polston, Riverside, Calif. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the LePell Funeral home. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 26, 1959; Volume 33, Number 45, Page 6, Column 3

HAVENS, Charles W.
Birth: 7 - 26 - 1911
Death: 2 - 28 - 1995
Notes: Husband of Norma; son of Ross Charles Havens

HAVENS, Margaret E. (LePell)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1903
Death: 0 - 0 - 1992
Notes: Wife of Tracy Havens

HAVENS, Norma C.
Birth: 12 - 15 - 1917
Death: 9 - 15 - 1993
Notes: Wife of Charles W. Havens

HAVENS, Rochelle A.
Birth: 5 - 21 - 1938
Death: 10 - 12 - 2009
Notes: Mother of Edward R. Bertholet, Junor.

HAVENS, Ross Charles
Birth: 9 - 3 - 1886
Death: 11 - 30 - 1973
Notes: Brother of Tracy Lee Havens
Obituary: Ross C. Havens -- Services for Ross Charles Havens, 87, former Valparaiso resident who died unexpectedly Friday at Daytona Beach, Fla., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wetmore Funeral Home with Rev. Wesley Johnson, Liberty bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services. A self-employed contractor who resided at Wauhob Lake for 35 years, he was born in Chesterville, Ill., Sept. 3, 1886, son of William and Garren (Rork) Havens. On June 4, 1910, he married Bertha Belle Polston, who preceded him in death Aug. 26, 1959. He was graduated from Tuscola, Ill., schools. He was a member of Liberty bible Church and the IOOF of Gary. He is survived by a son, Charles William of Gary; a brother, Paul of Valparaiso; and one grandchild. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 3, 1973; Volume 47, Number 128, Page 9, Column 1

HAVENS, Tracy Lee
Birth: 11 - 15 - 1894
Death: 9 - 4 - 1960
Notes: Brother of Ross Charles Havens
Obituary: TRACY HAVENS -- Tracy Havens, 65 popular Valparaiso and Porter county musician, died Sunday at Porter Memorial hospital after a long illness. He was born Nov. 15, 1894, in Chesterville, Ill., to William and Susie Havens. He moved to Porter county in 1920, and was married to Margaret LePell in 1923 at Crown Point. A painter by occupation, he directed a band for the past 30 years, and played at many social functions in Porter county and vicinity. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Charles Pratt Post 94, American Legion, and a former member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Margaret; three daughters, Mrs. Larry Barneko, East Gary, and Mrs. Warren Beierwalter and Mrs. Edward Bertholet, of Valparaiso, and six grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at LePell's Funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Marseaul, Liberty Bible church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today after 4 p.m. The American Legion will hold graveside memorial service Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 6, 1960; Volume 34, Number 54, Page 6, Column 3

HAWKINS, Frank G.
Birth: 4 - 22 - 1915
Death: 3 - 6 - 1955
Notes: Indiana, Private Company B 76th Regiment, 1 RTC
World War II
Obituary: FRANK G. HAWKINS -- Frank G. Hawkins, 39, former Valparaiso resident, was killed outright at 7:30 a. m., Sunday in an auto accident in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., his home. Born in Chicago April 22, 1915, he was the son of Mrs. Beulah Beam of Valparaiso, and Frank Hawkins of Chicago. He resided in Florida the past 3½ years. Surviving are his widow, Ann; four children; his parents; three brothers, Harold, William, Roland, all of Valparaiso, an a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Shinabarger of Valparaiso. Services will be held at 1:30 p. m., Friday in LePell Funeral home, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m., Thursday until services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 7, 1955; Volume 28, Number 207, Page 6, Column 5

HEIMBERG, Irene H.
Birth: 9 - 26 - 1922
Death: 11 - 6 - 1987

HENRY, Elizabeth
Birth: 6 - 10 - 1843
Death: 6 - 20 - 1853
Notes: Mother, daughter of William and Susannah; born in Knox County, Indiana

HENRY, Ella (Briggs)
Birth: 3 - 25 - 1855
Death: 8 - 1 - 1915
Notes: Wife of Henry. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ella Henry was born on March 25, 1855, in Indiana, and that she died on August 1, 1915, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 60. Spouse listed as William. Father listed as L. D. Boggs; daughter of Lorenzo Dow Briggs and Isabella (Norris) Briggs.

HENRY, Rebecca (Wise)
Birth: 9 - 8 - 1811
Death: 9 - 28 - 1897
Notes: Wife of William; born in Washinton County, Pennsylvania; died in Porter County, Indiana; daughter of Samuel B. Wise and Elizabeth (Shidler) Wise.

HENRY, Susannah (Wise)
Birth: 4 - 16 - 1821
Death: 12 - 6 - 1852
Notes: Mother, wife of William; born in Washinton County, Pennsylvania; died in Knox County, Ohio; daughter of Samuel B. Wise and Elizabeth (Shidler) Wise.

HENRY, William
Birth: 12 - 18 - 1819
Death: 11 - 6 - 1900
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William Henry was born in Ohio and died on November 7, 1900, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 81 years, six months, and two days. Father is listed as William Henry. Mother is listed as Hannah C. Wallring.

HENRY, William Jr.
Birth: 1 - 30 - 1851
Death: 5 - 25 - 1939
Obituary: Obituary 1: WM. HENRY IS DEATH VICTIM -- Pioneer Porter County Resident Dies Late This Morning. -- William Henry, age 88 years, a pioneer resident of Porter county, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Selman, 604 North Campbell street. He had been in ill health for a number of years. Mr. Henry was superintendent of the Porter county infirmary some 35 years ago. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges of this city for more than forty years. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. Memorial arrangements have not been completed, and will be announced tomorrow. || Obituary 2: HENRY SERVICE TO BE SUNDAY -- Memorial services for William Henry, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Selman, 604 North Campbell street, Thursday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock DST, at the LePell and Son funeral home. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers. Friends will be received at the LePell and Son funeral home from 7 o'clock this evening up until time of the services. Mr. Henry was born on January 30, 1851, in Center township, Porter county, a son of William Henry and Susua (Wise) Henry, and lived in Porter county all his life. He was married to Ella A. Briggs on Aug. 22, 1874. She preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 1915. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Mary Selman, seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 25, 1939; Volume 12, Page 1, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 26, 1939; Volume 12, Page 2, Column 8

HERNSTROM, Barbara A. (Schramm)
Birth: 4 - 19 - 1928
Death: 10 - 12 - 1994
Notes: Born in Gary, Lake County, Indiana; daughter of Peter and Theresa (Keller) Schramm; wife of Ellis Donald Hernstrom.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Chesterton -- Hernstrom, Barbara A., 66, of Chesterton, passed away Oct. 12. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton. Interment at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. || Obituary 2: Barbara A. Hernstrom -- Barbara A. Hernstrom, 66, of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 1994 at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN. She is survived by two sons, Keith (Theresa) Hernstrom of Westville, IN. and Wayne (Lisa) Hernstrom of Chesterton, IN.; daughter, Diane (Robert) Sass of Michigan City, IN.; brothers, Tom (Betty) Schramm of Crown Point, IN. and Bill (Joann) Schramm of Sun City, AZ.; sister, Theresa Kurpis (Audie) of Indianapolis IN.; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ellis Hernstrom, June 27, 1994, daughter, Denise Hernstrom, parents, Peter and Teresa Keller Schramm, also, six brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 1994 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, North Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN., with Father Lawrence Heeg officiating. Interment at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township. Visitation at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. on Friday, October 14th from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wake service Friday at 7:30 p.m. 219-926-1330. Memorials may be given to the Diabetes Association.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake Coutny, Indiana; October 14, 1994 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 14, 1994

HERNSTROM, Denise Loraine
Birth: 10 - 6 - 1959
Death: 9 - 17 - 1991
Notes: Daughter of Ellis Donald and Barbara A. (Schramm) Hernstrom.

HERNSTROM, Ellis Donald
Birth: 7 - 10 - 1928
Death: 6 - 27 - 1994
Notes: Born in Illinois; husband of Barbara A. (Schramm) Hernstrom.
Obituary: Chesterton-- Hernstrom, Donald E., 65, of Chesterton, passed away June 27. Retired from U.S. Steel-Gary Works. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Cremation following.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; June 30, 1994

HERRICK, Edwin
Birth: 10 - 17 - 1875 [estimated birth date]
Death: 4 - 17 - 1882
Notes: 6y,6m; son of L. D. and Maria.

HERRICK, Mary C.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1829 [estimated birth date]
Death: 10 - 19 - 1881
Notes: 52y
Note: 52y; Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society's burial index for Liberty Township incorrectly lists Mary C. Herrick's the year of death as 1882.
Obituary: THE COUNTY. COOK'S CORNERS. -- Miss Mary Herrick was followed to her last long home in the Kimbal cemetery last Sunday, the service being conducted by Rev. E. S. Riley. She was much loved and will be sadly missed.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 27, 1881; Volume 25, Number 43, Page 1, Column 5

HEWITT, Eva L. (Stewart)
Birth: 6 - 8 - 1873
Death: 4 - 28 - 1929
Notes: Daughter of Thomas J. Stewart and Nancy (Beattie) Stewart.
Obituary: MRS. J. HEWITT DIES SUNDAY -- Mrs. Eva Hewitt, 63 wife of John Hewitt, Tolleston residents, and well known in Porter county, their former home, died in Gary Mercy hospital Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock following an operation which was performed on April 13. The husband and three children survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment at Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 29, 1929; Volume 2, Page 3, Column 8

HEWITT, Lester Thomas
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1908
Death: 0 - 0 - 1971

HEWITT, Margaret Leona
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1914
Death: 0 - 0 - 1975
Notes:

HEWITT, Wilhelmina Beatrice
Birth: 9 - 25 - 1892
Death: 10 - 17 - 1906
Notes: Daughter of John and Allie (Aleta) Hewitt

HICKS, Sarah W.
Birth: 11 - 27 - 1811
Death: 12 - 13 - 1872
Notes: 61y,16d; Wife of John S.

HIGHLAN, Cecil C. II
Birth: 8 - 5 - 1935
Death: 8 - 6 - 1935
Notes: Son of Cecil C. Highlan, Jr., and Hazel M. (Proffitt) Highlan

HIGHLAND, Mary Ann
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1859 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 26 - 1860
Notes: 3m,10d; Daughter of Harry and Sarah

HINDENBURG, Birdie L. (Weinhart)
Birth: 11 - 0 - 1874
Death: 11 - 22 - 1941
Notes: Born in Coral, McHenry County, Illinois, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; daughter of John and Mattie (Eginton) Weinhart; wife of Richard Raymond Hindenburg.

HINDENBURG, El Louise
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1908
Death: 0 - 0 - 1989
Notes: Wife of Lee J. Hindenburg.

HINDENBURG, Lee J.
Birth: 1 - 28 - 1909
Death: 11 - 29 - 1992
Notes: Son of Richard Raymond Hindenburg and Birdie L. (Weinhart) Hindenburg; born in Illinois and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of El Louise Hindenburg.

HINDENBURG, Richard Raymond
Birth: 3 - 21 - 1875
Death: 6 - 0 - 1941
Notes: Son of Fredrick Ludwig Hindenburg and Elizabeth (Winkleman) Hindenburg; husband of Birdie L. (Weinhart) Hindenburg.
Obituary: R. HINDENBERG SERVICE HELD EARLY TODAY -- Memorial services for Richard Hindenberg, well known farmer of the Cook's Corners neighborhood, were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Bartholomew funeral chapel on Washington street, conducted by Rev. Russell B. Kern of the Methodist church. there was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Walter Bartz, George Lee, W. H. Dettman, F. R. Danielson, Edward Keene Sr. and Ross Brown. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, northwest of the city.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 18, 1941; Volume 14, Page 2, Column 3

HIVELY, Lillian (Laughlin) Zane
Birth: 6 - 23 - 1862
Death: 4 - 6 - 1946
Notes: Mother; first husband was Isaac Zane.
Obituary: Local Woman Dies Aged 83 --Mrs. Lilly Hively Succumbs Saturday To Heart Ailment -- Mrs. Lilly Hively, 83, wife of John Hively, died at 11:30 a. m. Saturday at her home, 214 Roosevelt Road. Death was due to a heart ailment with which she had been afflicted for some time. Mrs. Hively was born in Porter county June 23, 1862, a daughter of Martin and Maria Laughlin. On July 15, 1920, she was married to John Hively, who survives, together with five children by a former marriage, Mrs. John Minton and Mrs. Bernard Mosher, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Arthur Swanson and Mrs. Harry Erler, Valparaiso, and Roy Zane, Chesterton; on sister, Mrs. Elmer Wheeler, Whiting, Ind.; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was a member of the First Christian church for a number of years. Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the LePell funeral home. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call this afternoon and up until time of services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 8, 1946; Volume 19, Page 1, Column 2

HORNER, Albert J.
Birth: 4 - 4 - 1850
Death: 0 - 0 - 1922
Notes: Son of Henry and Melinda (Walduff) Horner; husband of Nancy Jane (Campbell) Chipps Horner; born in Texas.

HORNER, Amos
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1836
Death: 0 - 0 - 1904
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog spells name as Amoser Hoover. Place of birth listed as New York. Date of death listed as August 24, 1906, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 68 years. Father listed as John Hoover. Mother listed as Elizabeth Ford.

HORNER, Berzilla
Birth: 1 - 13 - 1842
Death: 3 - 9 - 1897
Notes: Company C 7th Indiana Cavalry, Civil War; born near Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, and died in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, son of John H. and Elizabeth (Ford) Horner; married Margaret J. Coulter on March 24, 1892, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. After Berzilla's death, Margaret remarried James A. Hodgins on December 17, 1922. James is interred in Adams Cemetery located in Morgan Township in Porter County.

HORNER, Charles C.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1866
Death: 6 - 30 - 1939
Notes: Son of Amos J. Horner and Sarah J. (Hicks) Horner.

HORNER, Child
Birth: 9 - 25 - 1880
Death: 2 - 16 - 1881
Notes: Daughter of Albert J. Horner and Nancy J. (Campbell) Chipps Horner.

HORNER, Daniel Ford
Birth: 4 - 2 - 1874
Death: 9 - 17 - 1906
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Daniel Horner was born in Indiana, and died on September 17, 1906, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 32 years. Father listed as L. Horner. Mother listed as Mary Henry.
Obituary: ECHOES FROM COOK'S CORNERS. Daniel F. Horner, son of Samuel and Hannah Horner, was born April 22, 1874, near Valparaiso, Ind.; was married to Ida Wheeler Welch, March 6, 1901; was called from our midst Sept. 17, 1906, aged 32 years, 4 months and 25 days. He leaves a wife, two children -- Ford and Almira, two step-children, a father and mother, four sisters and two brothers and a host of friends to mourn his death. He united with the Baptist church, January, 1891. He was a dutiful son, a kind and indulgent husband and father, and was generous, kind-hearted and respected by all. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home, conducted by Rev. H. B. Benninghoff, of the Baptist church. The pastor said many beautiful things, the main thought being that it is better to look through a glass darkly here than to have no glass at all, for all these things shall be explained when we shall see Him face to face. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Interment at Kimball cemetery.
I God! thou who hast even been
Mindful of earth's dark woes,
And seen the miseries of man, in this
Our time of need, extend a hand.
Obituary Source: Newspaper source unknown, but believed to be a Valparaiso newspaper published just after September 20.

HORNER, Hannah
Birth: 2 - 3 - 1843
Death: 9 - 7 - 1921
Notes: Mother. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Hannah Horner was born February 3, 1843, in Ohio, and died September 7, 1921, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 78 years. Father is listed as William Henry, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Susie Henry, who was born in Ohio.
Obituary: DEATH CALLS OLD CITY PIONEER -- Mrs. Hannah Horner, aged 76 years, died about 10 o'clock this morning at her home, 607 N. Franklin street, from a general breakdown, caused by advanced years. She had been in poor health for some time, and last Friday was taken bedfast. Deceased was born in Knox county, O., Feb. 3, 1845, and came to Valparaiso in 1850, where she resided ever since. On the 12th of June, 1862, she was united in marriage to Samuel Horner, who preceded her in death, having died in 1909. Twelve children were born to them, nine of whom are dead. The surviving children are: Mrs. Martha Hall, Garfield Horner, and Mrs. Mary St. Clair, all of Valparaiso. There are also twelve grandchildren surviving. Mrs. Horner was a member of the Christian church and was baptised in 1865 by Rev. Rose. She was well known and beloved by all her acquaintances. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but it is requested that her friends omit flowers, as this was one of the last requests she made.
Obituary Source: Newspaper source unknown, but believed to be a Valparaiso newspaper published September 7, 1921.

HORNER, Ida (Welch) Wheeler
Birth: 8 - 30 - 1873
Death: 9 - 26 - 1953
Notes: Mother; birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana; first husband was William W. Welch; second husband was Daniel Ford Horner.
Obituary: Mrs. Ida Horner Succumbs At Home Of Her Daughter -- Mrs. Ida Horner, 80, died Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Franklin Burrus, 203 Lafayette street. Mrs. Horner, a daughter of Duane and Permelia Wheeler, was born Aug. 30, 1873, in Center township, in what is now the Cook's Corner vicinity. She married William W. Welch May 27, 1891. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1895. On March 6, 1901, she married Daniel Horner, who also preceded her in death. A son, Duane W. Welch, died Sept. 7, 1933. Surviving are a son, W. Ford Horner, Ridgeland avenue; three daughters, Mrs. John Downing, Mrs. Edward Kleist and Mrs. Burrus, all of Valparaiso; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Collins, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m., at the LePell Funeral home, the Rev. H. E. Meyer of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. today.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 28, 1953; Volume 27, Number 72, Page 6, Column 3

HORNER, Nancy Jane (Campbell) Chipps
Birth: 8 - 7 - 1855
Death: 3 - 0 - 1929
Notes: Daughter of Francis H. Campbell and Elizabeth Catharine (Hughart) Campbell; born in Indiana and died in Carson City, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; first wife of David Chipps; remarried Albert J. Horner after death of David Chipps.
Obituary: LOCALS. -- Out of town friends attending the funeral rites for Mrs. Nancy Horner Monday were Mrs. Charles Mais, son and daughter, Mrs. Stella Mais, Mr. and Mrs. William Slater of Michigan, Miss Clara Carley of Macedonia, Iowa. Mrs. Horner died in Carson City, Iowa, and was brought here for burial and funeral rites.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter Co., Indiana; March 20, 1929; Volume 2, Page 3, Column 3

HORNER, Robert H.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1872
Death: 10 - 10 - 1910
Notes: Died as a result of contracting typhoid fever.
Obituary: Former Resident Dies. -- Word has been received here of the death of Robert H. Horner, which occurred yesterday in St. Joseph, Idaho. No further particulars were contained in the dispatch. The deceased, who was 35 years of age and unmarried, was the son of Mrs. Hannah Horner, residing north of town. He is also survived by one brother and one sister. The remains will be brought here for burial.
Obituary Source: Newspaper source unknown, but believed to be a Valparaiso newspaper published October 11, 1910.

HORNER, S. H. children of
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

HORNER, Samuel
Birth: 2 - 21 - 1839
Death: 7 - 12 - 1909
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Samuel Horner was born February 21, 1837, in New Jersey, and died on July 12, 1909, in Union Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 72 years. Spouse listed as Mary. Father listed as John Horner, who was born in New Jersey. Mother is listed as Elizabeth Ford, who was born in New Jersey.
Obituary: Obituary 1: ANOTHER PIONEER CALLED -- Samuel Horner, a well known and highly respected pioneer of the county, passed away shortly after two o'clock this morning, at his home, seven miles northwest of Valparaiso. Mr. Horner had been ill for a number of years and his death was not entirely unexpected. Deceased was a little past seventy years of age and was a native of New Jersey. He had been a resident of Porter county for more than half a century, during which time he won a large following of friends who, together with his family, mourn the passing of a noble man -- a true husband, loving father and good citizen. Besides his aged wife he leaves six children, as follows: Robert Horner and Mrs. Hattie Beal, of Sprague, Wash.; Mrs. Mattie Hall, of this city; Mrs. Mary St. Clair, residing in the county, and Garfield Horner and Miss Carrie Horner, living at home. Funeral services will be held from the St. Clair school house Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will take place at Kimball cemetery. || Obituary 2: Samuel Horner, a resident of Porter county for fifty years, died this morning at his home north of town. The deceased was about 70 years old and leaves a wife and six children. The funeral will be held at St. Clair's school house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Kimball's. || Obituary 3: The funeral of Samuel Horner will be held from St. Clair's school house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. A. Brooke. The Internment will be at Kimball's.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Daily Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 12, 1909 || Obituary 2: The Evening Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 12, 1909 || Obituary 3: The Evening Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 13, 1909

HORTON, Laura Anne (Hicks)
Birth: 3 - 10 - 1868
Death: 3 - 15 - 1955
Obituary: MRS. FRED HORTON -- Mrs. Laura Anne Horton, 87, RFD 4, residing four miles west of Valparaiso, died Tuesday evening after an extended illness. Born March 10, 1868, in Scilly Isles, England, she was the daughter of Abram and Charlotte Hicks. She was married in Chicago, Dec. 26, 1896, to Fred Horton, who preceded her in death. She came to this country as a girl, and had lived here seven years, coming from Chicago. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Surviving are a son, Fred Horton, Jr., of Wheeling, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Meredith W. Duncan of RFD 4; three grandchildren, Naval Cadet Tom Horton of Pensacola, Fla., Mrs. Jacl. Dial of Howell, Mich., and Mrs. William N. Gilbert of Valparaiso; a great granddaughter, Diana Lynn Gilbert of Valparaiso; a sister, Mrs. John Webber of St. Columb, Cornwall, England. Services will be held at 2:30 p. m., Friday in Bartholomew Funeral home where friends may call from 2 p. m., Thursday until services. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and White Shrine of Damascus.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 16, 1955; Volume 28, Number 215, Page 6, Column 3

HOWARD, Charles Harrison
Birth: 3 - 12 - 1872
Death: 4 - 13 - 1901
Notes: Charles Howard is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Charles Howard was born in Indiana and died on April 13, 1901, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of twenty-nine years, one month, and three days. Father is listed as Charles Howard. Mother is listed as Lizzie Crow.

HOWARD, Harry Paul
Birth: 3 - 14 - 1958
Death: 8 - 14 - 1970
Obituary: Boy, 12, Killed On His Bicycle -- LIBERTY TWP. -- Harry Paul Howard, 12, of Rt. 7, Valparaiso, died from a broken neck after his bicycle collided with a car on U. S. 6, about 530 feet east of Concord Street at 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to state police. Driver of the car, Wanda M. Clark, Rt. 5, Valparaiso, told police she saw the bicycle rider along the edge of U. S. 6 as she was driving east. The boy rode his bicycle in front of her car, she told police. Taken to Porter Memorial Hospital by a Carl Edmonds ambulance, the Howard boy was dead on arrival. Born March 14, 1958, in Mitchell, S. D., he was the son of Robert E. and Maxine (Buchanan) Howard. Surviving are is parents, two sisters, Linda and Jewel, and two brothers, Robert E. and Timothy, all at home. Howard would have entered sixth grade at Liberty School this fall. A resident here six years, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso; Liberty Township Boy Scouts, Troop 4 and the Liberty Township Little League. Funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. John M. Sayre at the Carl Edmonds Funeral Home, Chesterton, at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may visit after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messeger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 15, 1970; Volume 44, Number 36, Page 1, Columns 6, 7, and 8

HOWARD, Ida May
Birth: 8 - 19 - 1889
Death: 6 - 1 - 1902
Notes: Ida May Howard is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ida May Howard was born on August 19, 1889, in Indiana, and died on June 1, 1902, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of twelve years. Father is listed as Charles E. Howard. Mother is listed as Ida May Pressley.

HOWARD, Robert E.
Birth: 10 - 24 - 924
Death: 9 - 21 - 2012
Obituary: Robert E. Howard, 87, of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012. He was born October 4, 1924 in Mitchell, SD to Paul & Mary (Alt) Howard. He was a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church, Valparaiso Lions Club, worked through the Carpenters Union of LaPorte Local #1485 for over 40 years and served for 20 years with the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department.
On July 19, 1947 he married Maxine Buchanan who survives along with their children: Linda Dickinson of Valparaiso, Jewel (Samuel) Roberts of Ohio, Robert Eric (Lynn) Howard of Valparaiso, Timothy (Gena) Howard of Valparaiso, brothers: George Howard & John Howard, sisters: Carol Stephens, Mary "Gene" Jirsa, Ruth Jirsa, Faye Day & Lora Thomas, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Harry Paul Howard in 1970, granddaughter, Amber Howard in 2002, 5 brothers and 1 sister.
A funeral service will be held Saturday 10:30 am at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Rev. Brenda Ludwig officiating with burial to follow at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 9 am until 10;30 am. Memorials may be made in Robert's memory to the donor's favorite charity
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; September 24, 2012

HOWARD, William
Birth: 9 - 11 - 1797
Death: 2 - 22 - 1872
Notes: William Howard was born September 11, 1797, in Jackson, Washington County, New York. He died on January 7, 1872, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. On February 22, 1827, in Greenwich, Washington County, New York, William married Lemira M. Buck. William and Lemira were the parents of eleven children, four sons and seven daughters, all of whom grew to adulthood.

HUBBARD, Jeanne Estelle "Goldie"
Birth: 1 - 26 - 1898
Death: 6 - 23 - 1929
Notes: Daugther of Samuel Wesley Hubbard and Ida Mae (Skinner) Hubbard Bull.

HUBBARD, Richard Sidney "Dick"
Birth: 1 - 26 - 1894
Death: 7 - 11 - 1976
Notes: Son of Samuel Wesley Hubbard and Ida Mae (Skinner) Hubbard Bull.

HUBBARD, Samuel Wesley
Birth: 2 - 1 - 1856
Death: 11 - 9 - 1912
Notes: Born in Zaneville, Muskingum County, Ohio; husband of Ida Mae (Skinner) Hubbard Bull.

HUBBARD, Walter Ruben
Birth: 10 - 16 - 1896
Death: 10 - 31 - 1900
Notes: 4y,15d; son of Samuel Wesley Hubbard and Ida Mae (Skinner) Hubbard Bull.

HUGHART, Albert L.
Birth: 1 - 28 - 1863
Death: 10 - 12 - 1877
Notes: Son of David and Emily; surname incorrectly spelled on tombstone as Hugart.

HUGHART, Andrew J.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1828
Death: 12 - 21 - 1856
Notes: Headstone is broken; married Nancy H. and had at least two children - Madonna Hughart and Clara J. Hughart.
Obituary: NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed Administrator of the estate of A. J. Hughart late of Porter county, deceased. DAVID HUGHART, Adm'r. 2-w3
Obituary Source: The Practical Observer, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 20, 1857; Volume 5, Number 3, Page 3, Column 4

HUGHART, Arthur A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1832 [estimated birth date]
Death: 4 - 29 - 1874
Notes: 42y

HUGHART, Clarinette
Birth: 12 - 5 - 1866
Death: 1 - 15 - 1867
Notes: Birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana; daughter of William A. Hughart and Mary Margaret (Fulton) Hughart.

HUGHART, Clinton D.
Birth: 11 - 28 - 1857
Death: 6 - 20 - 1921
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Clinton D. Hughart was born November 28, 1857, in Indiana, and died June 20, 1921, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 63. Spouse is listed as Lillian. Father is listed as David Hughart, born in West Virginia. Mother is listed as Emily Bull, born in Indiana.

HUGHART, David
Birth: 5 - 20 - 1806
Death: 6 - 11 - 1894
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William Huhart was born in New York and died on June 11, 1894, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 89 years; actual birth location was Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; died in Porter County, Indiana; son of William Hughart and Susanna (Spencer) Hughart; husband of Nancy (Dozier) Hughart.

HUGHART, David M.
Birth: 4 - 3 - 1835
Death: 4 - 9 - 1894
Notes: 59y,6d; Father; Company E 33rd Indiana Infantry
Civil War
Obituary: Obituary 1: Through the kindness of Frank L. Longshore, The Tribune received notice of the death of a former well-known fellow townsman, David M. Hughart, at his home in the Hughart settlement. No particulars accompanied the announcement further than the information that the funeral would be held at the St. Clair school house Wednesday at 11 o'clock. Members of Chesterton Masonic Lodge were at once notified, as Mr. Hughart was a member of that body. Everywhere here the news was received with regret, as there were few men who were more highly respected and beloved than David M. Hughart. He was one of nature's noblemen, and once a friend always a friend. He was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, April 3, 1835, and was one of eight children born to David and Nancy Hughart. His father came to Liberty township in 1835, and settled, just after David was born. He was married to Emily Bull in 1857, and this union was blessed with six children. He entered the Thirty-third Indiana Regiment during the war, and was stationed in the South eleven months. Some years ago he conducted a meat market in Porter, and continued in that business until he returned to the farm. He was a prominent mason, a faithful worker for the public good, and was one of the main stays of the Porter County Agricultural Society for years. His death will be generally mourned throughout Porter County. || Obituary 2: COUNTY SEAT NEWS. -- David M. Huggart died at his residence in the north part of this city Monday night of stomach trouble aged 51 years. The funeral was held from St. Clair school house Wednesday.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 13, 1894; Volume 11, Number 1, Page 1, Column 2 || Obituary 2: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 13, 1894; Volume 11, Number 1, Page 1, Column 5

HUGHART, Earl
Birth: 7 - 0 - 1885
Death: 9 - 24 - 1894
Notes: Son. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Earl Hughart was born in Indiana, and died on September 9, 1894, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of nine years. Father is listed as John Huggart. Mother is listed as Sheetts.

HUGHART, Elizabeth J. (Fulton)
Birth: 10 - 20 - 1836
Death: 11 - 23 - 1919
Notes: Mother, wife of Henry D. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Elizabeth J. Fulton was born October 20, 1836, in Indiana, and died November 23, 1919, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 83 years. Father is listed as Abraham Fulton, who was born in Pennsylvania.

HUGHART, Elizabeth (Zane)
Birth: 4 - 14 - 1805
Death: 11 - 18 - 1884
Notes:
Obituary: LATEST LOCAL ITEMS. Died, on the 18th inst., at the residence of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Frank Jones, two miles north of Valparaiso, Mrs. Elizabeth Hughart in the 80th year of her age. Elizabeth Zane was born in Muskingham Co., Ohio, April 14th, 1805. Removed to Indiana in 1835, and was married to William Hughart in 1836, by whom she had six children, two of whom are still living. The funeral services were conducted at the Hughart school-house by Elder E. S. Riley on the 19th inst., in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends, after which the remains were buried in the Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 20, 1884; Volume 28, Number 47, Page 5, Column 6

HUGHART, Emily (Bull)
Birth: 12 - 4 - 1838
Death: 11 - 2 - 1908
Notes: Wife of David. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Emily Hughart was born in New York and died November 11, 1908, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 69 years. Father is listed as James Bull, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Mary Wicks, who was born in New York.
Obituary: MRS. EMILY HUGHART DEAD. -- Passes Away at Home of Her Daughter Yesterday Afternoon. Mrs. Emily Hughart, an old resident of Valparaiso, who had been an invalid for the past ten years, quietly passed away Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephus McQuiston, on Elm street, aged 69 years, eleven months and two days. Emily Bull was born december 4, 1838, in New York, and came with her parents to Indiana when quite young. She was united in marriage to David M. Hughart on October 28, 1850, who died in 1894. To this union six children were born, five of whom are left to mourn her loss, as follows: Clinton Hughart, Pertia D. Hughart, Mrs. Nellie McQuiston, Mrs. Ella McQuiston, all of this city, and Mrs. Elnora Parriott, of Norfolk, Neb. The last mentioned arrived here a short time before her mother's death. Mrs. Hughart was loved by all who knew her. She was a good neighbor and a kind and loving wife and mother. The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter, 609 East Elm street, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Obituary Source: Likely published in The Evening Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 3, 1908.

HUGHART, Etta Jane
Birth: 7 - 3 - 1862
Death: 8 - 12 - 1863
Notes: Daughter of William A. Hughart and Mary Margaret (Fulton) Hughart.

HUGHART, Henry D.
Birth: 10 - 15 - 1833
Death: 6 - 11 - 1890
Notes: 56y,7m,27d; Father; born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; son of David Hughart and Nancy (Dozier) Hughart; husband of Elizabeth Jane (Fulton) Hughart.

HUGHART, John B.
Birth: 8 - 30 - 1860
Death: 8 - 27 - 1872
Notes: 11y,11m,28d; birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana; son of Arthur A. Hughart and Lydia Ophelia (Bull) Hughart Crook.

HUGHART, Lillian M. (Sheets)
Birth: 4 - 0 - 1866
Death: 6 - 4 - 1933
Notes: Birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana; daughter of Sylvester Clark Sheets and Louise Margaret (Scofield) Sheets; wife of Clinton D. Hughart.

HUGHART, Mary Margaret (Fulton) Maloney
Birth: 7 - 18 - 1827
Death: 3 - 7 - 1907
Notes: Mother, his wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary M. Hughert was born in Pennsylvania and died on March 7, 1907, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 79 years. Father is listed as Abraham Fulton, and mother is listed as Jane Turner. First marriage was to William A. Maloney, which occurred at some time prior to 1850. Second marriage was to William A. Hughart on June 7, 1861, in Porter County, Indiana.

HUGHART, Nancy (Dozier)
Birth: 10 - 24 - 1797
Death: 2 - 6 - 1872
Notes: 74y,3m,13d; Daughter of Henry Dosher, Senior and Nancy Elizabeth (Hedrick) Dosher; wife of David; born in Hughart, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

HUGHART, William A.
Birth: 6 - 23 - 1830
Death: 9 - 4 - 1911
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that William A. Hughart was born on June 23, 1830, in Virginia, and died on September 4, 1911, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 81 years. Father is listed as David Hughart, who was born in Virginia. Mother is listed as Nancy Davis [should be Dozier], who was born in Virginia. Married Mary Margaret (Fulton) Hughart on June7, 1861, in Porter County, Indiana.

ISAACS, Elizabeth Marie
Birth: 9 - 29 - 1965
Death: 9 - 29 - 1965
Obituary: ISAACS INFANT -- Graveside services were scheduled to be conducted at 3:15 p.m. today in Kimball cemetery for Beth Marie Isaacs, stillborn daughter of Thomas Earl and Sharon (Hanrahan) Isaacs, RFD 7. Beth Marie was stillborn Wednesday at Porter Memorial hospital. Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Craig Leroy and Scott Thomas, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Isaacs, RFD 4; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Hanrahan, RFD 5; and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hanrahan, RFD 5. The Rev. Thomas McDill, Liberty Bible church, was scheduled to be in charge of arrangements.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 30, 1965; Volume 39, Number 74, Page 6, Column 8

ISAACS, Sharon Kay (Hanrahan)
Birth: 5 - 18 - 1937
Death: 12 - 13 - 2009
Notes: Born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; daughter of Leroy "Pete" Hanrahan and Helen Gertrude (Link) Hanrahan.
Obituary: SHARON KAY ISAACS (HANRAHAN) -- VALPARAISO, IN -- Sharon Kay Isaacs, age 72, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Waters of the Dunes in Chesterton, IN. She was born on May 18, 1937 in Valparaiso, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents Leroy and Helen (Link) Hanrahan. Sharon is survived by her husband of 50 years, Tom; two sons: Craig (Mary) Isaacs of Valparaiso and Scott (Karen) Isaacs of Toms River, NJ; and brother, Don (Barb) Hanrahan of Savage, MN. She was a proud grandmother to Oliver, Emily and Matthew. She had many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Sharon was raised on Sunset Hill Farm, was a cheerleader and graduate from Liberty Township High School (1955) and Ball State University, college of Nursing (1959). Sharon loved hummingbirds, roses, gardening and helping children. She spent years as a school nurse for the Duneland School Corporation and retired as the school nurse for the East Porter County School Corporation. After her diagnosis in 1999, she agreed to be a participant in an experimental chemotherapy cancer treatment administered at Rush Hospital in Chicago, IL. Her battle was brave and her love touched all that knew her. She will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso, IN with Pastor William Pershun officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her name to: Visiting Nurses Association of Porter County, the Porter County Cancer Society or the Waters of Dunes.
Obtuary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 15, 2009

JONES, Angeline Louisa Durkee (Howard).
Birth: 7 - 19 - 1842
Death: 6 - 24 - 1910
Notes: Mother, wife of Jonathon S. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Angeline Jones was born in July 19, 1842, in Indiana, and died on June 24, 1910, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 68 years. Father is listed as James Howard, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Angeline Howard, who was born in New York. Angeline married Jonathon Sellers Jones, Jr., on September 10, 1862, in Porter County, Indiana.

JONES, Benjamin D.
Birth: 10 - 12 - 1845
Death: 3 - 24 - 1852
Notes: 6y,5m,12d; Son of E. J. and E.

JONES, Carthy
Birth: 4 - 28 - 1886
Death: 9 - 1 - 1886
Notes: Child of Frank W. and Mary J. Jones.

JONES, Cilicia Elizabeth (Pelton)
Birth: 7 - 7 - 1835
Death: 2 - 25 - 1856
Notes: 20y,7m,18d; wife of John Phares Jones; daughter of Dexter D. Pelton and Elizaeth (Halliday) Pelton.

JONES, Cora
Birth: 6 - 24 - 1848
Death: 12 - 12 - 1876
Notes: Daughter of Erasmus Jackson Jones and Elizabeth Antrim (Bullard) Jones. Obituary: LOCAL. -- Miss Cora Jones, one of the twin daughters of Dr. E. J. Jones, late of this place, now of Chesterton, died of typhoid fever, and was buried at the Kimball grave yard in this township. Her twin sister Laura was married on the next day. Guests had been invited, and a splendid party was to have attended, but the death of Cora caused them to defer the party, and the marriage was comparatively private
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 28, 1876; Volume 20, Number 52, Page 3, Column 2

JONES, Elizabeth Antrim (Bullard)
Birth: 12 - 26 - 1824
Death: 2 - 27 - 1891
Notes: Elizabeth (Bullard) Jones is not listed in any existing Liberty Township Cemetery Index. Her burial is noted in a published obituary, however. Obituary: Obituary 1: OBITUARY. -- Died, on February 27, in Hageman, of typhoid pneumonia, after an illness of one week, Elizabeth Jones, wife of Dr. Erasmus J. Jones, aged 66 years, 2 months, and 1 day. Her remains were laid to rest in what is known as the Kimball cemetery on Monday, March 2. Services were held at the house, and were conducted by Rev. Perrine. Sister Jones was the mother of ten children, six of whom survive her, and were present at her funeral, viz., Laura Terry, Theodore C., Joseph A., Schuyler and Willie Jones, and Mary J. Sovereign. Laura and Schuyler were the only ones arriving in time, to see her alive. Sister Jones was born in Zenia, Green county, Ohio, on the 26th day of December, 1824. She was married to the Doctor on the 6th day of January, 1846. Five years after the doctor moved to Indiana, and settled at Gossett's Mills. He practiced medicine at that place for many years, was elected Clerk of Porter county and served two terms. After the war the family came to Chesterton, and after a residence of several years, moved to Hageman. Sister Jones had a large circle of acquaintances, and many no doubt can now call to mind her innumerable acts of charity. She leaves a large circle of intimate friends and acquaintances, and a beloved husband who mourns the loss of an affectionate wife, the children a loving mother, and the community a respected and revered member. May she rest in peace. || Obituary 2: NEWS OF THE WEEK -- Died, on Friday, Feb. 27th, of typhoid pneumonia, Elizabeth, wife of Dr. E.J. Jones, at her home in Hageman, aged 67 years. The funeral was held on Monday, March 2nd., services being conducted at the family residence, Rev. B. F. Perrine officiating, and the remains buried in Kimball cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, deceased being one of the early settlers of our county. The children were all present at the funeral. Theo., Will, and Mrs. M. J. Sovereign came from St. Paul, Joe from Kansas City, and Mrs. Laura Terry from Kansas City. Dr. Jones is in very feeble health, and feels the loss of his beloved life partner very keenly. He has the sympathy of the entire community in this, his hour of sorrow.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; March 5, 1891; Volume 7, Number 47, Page 1, Column 3 || Obituary 2: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; March 5, 1891; Volume 7, Number 47, Page 5, Column 2

JONES, Emily C.
Birth: 7 - 0 - 1850 [estimated birth date]
Death: 9 - 23 - 1851
Notes: 14m; Daughter of Erasmus Jackson Jones and Maria (McNutt) Jones.

Jones, Dr. Erasmus Jackson, M.D.
Birth: 10 - 3 - 1814
Death: 01 - 24- 1892
Notes: Dr. Erasmus Jones is not listed in any existing Liberty Township Cemetery Index. His burial is noted in a published obituary, however. Erasmus Jackson Jones, a physician, along with his wife Elizabeth, took his family and Aunt Charlotte, who was one of the old family slaves who did not want to leave them, and joined a wagon train of forty families. The families in the wagon train reportedly represented every profession and trade. The wagon train traveled westward from Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, to Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Upon arriving in Chicago, Jones found it to be such swamp land that the family moved eastward and settled in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, located southeast of Chicago. Dr. Erasmus Jackson Jones and his family continued to live in Valparaiso and Chesterton where he practiced medicine and held various public offices. Erasmus operated his own drugstore and was assisted by his son Theodore who was a pharmacist. The children went to school on College Hill - today's Valparaiso University. Erasmus had a hobby for riding horses, of which he had a very fine stable. One of his daughters, Laura Alta Jones, was also fond of horses and often claimed that "if she were a man, she would follow the ponies."
Obituary: DEATH OF A PIONEER. -- Dr. Erasmus Jones Passes Away at the Home of His Son in Minneapolis. Dr. Erasmus J. Jones, a prominent pioneer citizen of this county, died at the residence of his son Theodore in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 24, 1892. The remains were brought to Porter Wednesday and buried in the Kimbell cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The history of the deceased is a part of the history of Porter county. He was born in Ohio in 1814 and was one of twelve children born to Erasmus and Mary (Sellers) Jones, both natives of Virginia. The elder Jones was one of the first settlers of Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1778. Dr. Jones' mother was well educated, and, as there were few or no educational facilities in those days, she educated her son to nearly all he received, but, as the doctor is a self-made man, he early became interested in the study of medicine before he had the least idea of making it a profession, and did so only because he was urged to. The doctor lived, married, studied and practiced medicine in the house in which he was born until 1846; he had studied and reported progress to a physician near, but as M. D.'s were few and far between, and it was a sickly season, he was pressed into practice when only sixteen years old. In 1840 he went to Philadelphia and attended the Jefferson medical college. In 1846 he went in partnership with his brother-in-law, Dr. J. G. Kyle, an excellent physician in southwestern Ohio, but, on account of his wife's health, he concluded to go west in 1851, and procured a four-horse team and driver and started, intending to go to Iowa. Upon arriving in Porter county his family to sick which caused him to stop, and , on account of inducements offered by the people of Gossett settlement, he located there, intending to stay but a short time, but remained until 1859, when he was elected county clerk and lived in Valparaiso for two terms. He then removed to Chesterton where he resumed practice, and was in the drug business until 1881; then went to New Porter where he remained until last fall when his wife died. He then went to Minnesota to live with his son. Dr. Jones has always been a strong abolitionist and a republican. He was married in 1836 to Susan McCafferty, a native of Ohio. She died in 1839. In 1846 he married Elizabeth Bullard, a native of Xenia, Ohio. The doctor had six children living -- Laura Terry, Theo. C., Mary J. Sovereign, Joseph A., Schuyler C., and Willie.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; January 29, 1892; Volume 8, Number 42, Page 5, Column 4

JONES, Frank A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1851 [estimated birth date]
Death: 9 - 22 - 1852
Notes: 13m; Son of Erasus Jackson Jones and Maria (McNutt) Jones.

JONES, Frank W.
Birth: 3 - 18 - 1850
Death: 8 - 20 - 1911
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Frank W. Jones was born on March 18, 1850, in Indiana, and died on August 20, 1911, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 61 years. Father is listed as John Jones, who was born in Indiana.

JONES, George W.
Birth: 4 - 26 - 1852
Death: 8 - 10 - 1852
Notes: 3m,14d; Son of E. J. and E.

JONES, John Phares
Birth: 1 - 31 - 1826
Death: 1 - 25 - 1865
Notes: Son of Jonathon Sellers Jones, Sr., and Lydia Whitehead (Phares) Jones. John Phares Jones served in the Civil War as a private in Company B, 151st Regiment Indiana Infantry. John died while serving in the war on January 25, 1865, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, as a result of contracting "bloody flux." John was married to Cilicia E. before 1853. Celicia died on February 25, 1856, in Porter County, Indiana. One child resulted from this union: Frank W. Jones. John remarried on January 8, 1857, to Charlotte E. Claflin at the home of Robert P. Jones in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana; A. Nickerson performed the marriage ceremony. To this union three children were born: Edwin C. Jones, Catherine "Kitty" Jones, and Cartha E. Jones. After John's death on January 25, 1865, his widow Charlotte remarried to George Culp on June 28, 1868, in Porter County, Indiana. The marriage ceremony was preformed by H. H. Tillotson, Jr., and recorded on August 10, 1868.

JONES, Jonathon Sellers, Jr.
Birth: 4 - 5 - 1841
Death: 9 - 7 - 1867
Notes: 26y,5m,2d; Company M 12th Indiana Cavalry, Civil War; son of Jonathon Sellers Jones, Sr., and Lydia Whitehead (Phares) Jones.

JONES, Jonathon Sellers, Sr.
Birth: 11 - 5 - 1800
Death: 10 - 6 - 1855
Notes: 54y,11m,1d; husband of Lydia Whitehead (Phares) Jones.

JONES, Lydia Whitehead (Phares)
Birth: 6 - 2 - 1803
Death: 3 - 24 - 1880
Notes: Wife of Jonathon Sellers Jones; daughter of Robert Phares and Mary (Willis) Phares.
Obituary: DIED. -- JONES. -- At the old family homestead, now the residence of her son, Allen P. Jones, March 24th, 1880, Lydia W. Jones, aged 76 years, 9 months and 22 days. Lydia Whitehead Phares was born in New Jersey. When she was three years of age her father moved to Ohio. Here in her 17th year she was married to Jonathon S. Jones. In 1832 she moved with her husband and family to Porter county, Indiana. Her in 1845 her husband died. Until her younger children reached maturity, Mrs. Jones continued house-keeping, after which she passed her time among all her children, changing from family to family as suited her wishes, being always a welcome and loved guest. Grandma Jones was the mother of 13 children, -- five girls and eight boys. Of these but six survive. There were four sons who came to their death by the war of the rebellion. The surviving children were Robert P. and Allen P. Jones, and Mrs. Henry Highland, or Porter county; Mrs. Wm. Kipling and Mrs. Jerry Brown, who moved last October to Nebraska, and Mrs. Thomas J. Tunks, of Caldwell county, Missouri. Grandma Jones was kind, charitable, and forgiving, and her many good qualities made her very dear to all who knew her. The funeral was held on the 26th at the residence, Elder Gates conducting the services. Interment was made, in the Kimball cemetery, whither a large procession accompanied the remains.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 1, 1880; Volume 24, Number 14, Page 3, Column 9

JONES, Mary J.
Birth: 4 - 10 - 1858
Death: 7 - 12 - 1888
Notes: Mother; born in Indiana and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife of Frank W. Jones.

JONES, Rolla
Birth: 2 - 26 - 1881
Death: 7 - 8 - 1881
Notes: 4m,10d; Son of Edwin and Eliza

KASSANITS, June Eva (Malony)
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1926
Death: 5 - 13 - 2004
Notes: June Eva Kassanits was the dauther of Harry A. and May (Murray) Malony.

KASSANITS, Paul Michael
Birth: 4 - 10 - 1924
Death: 8 - 24 - 1995
Notes: US Army, WWII.

KEELER, Cordelia
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1853 [estimated birth date]
Death: 11 - 22 - 1861
Notes: 8y; Daughter of A. and T.

KEELER, Ira B.
Birth: 1 - 15 - 1826
Death: 10 - 6 - 1906
Notes: Father; son of Joseph Keeler and Olive (Brite) Keeler; husband of Mary Jane (Hughart) Keeler; born in Seneca County, Ohio, and died in Porter County, Indiana.

KEELER, Mary Jane (Hughart)
Birth: 9 - 17 - 1828
Death: 5 - 6 - 1905
Notes: Mother, his wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary Jane Keeler was born on September 17, 1828, in Virginia, and died on May 3, 1905, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 76 years. Spouse is listed as Ira B. Keeler. Father is listed as David Heyhart [Hughart].

KEELER, Olive (Brite)
Birth: 9 - 26 - 1790 [estimated birth date]
Death: 2 - 26 - 1858
Notes: 67y,5m; Wife of Joseph Keeler.

KEEN, Joel Robert
Birth: 5 - 19 - 1960
Death: 12 - 2 - 1978
Note: Share tombstone with Mark Steven Keen.

KEEN, Mark Steven
Birth: 2 - 8 - 1953
Death: 9 - 18 - 1994
Note: Share tombstone with Joel Robert Keen.

KEEN, Lawrence "Larry"
Birth: 4 - 22 - 1926
Death: 3 - 9 - 2012

KEENE, Andrew B.
Birth: 3 - 17 - 1850
Death: 11 - 7 - 1893
Notes: 43y,7m,21d; Son of Deacon Timothy Keene and Susan Ann (Parks) Keene; husband of Hannah W. (Appleton) Keene.

KEENE, Brayton L.
Birth: 2 - 17 - 1860
Death: 1 - 9 - 1936
Note: Son of Timothy Keene and Susan Ann (Parks) Keene; husband of Harriett M. (Keeler) Keene.
Obituary: B. L. KEENE, 75, DIES, VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA -- Early Leader of County Farm Bureau Movement Taken Thursday at Franklin, Winter Home. -- MEMORIAL SERVICES TO BE HELD SUNDAY -- Brayton L. Keene, age 75 year, one of the early leaders and organizers of the farm bureau movement in Porter county, died Thursday morning at Franklin, Tenn., where he had gone to spend the winter. Death resulted from pneumonia with which he was stricken five days ago. Mr. Keene left Valparaiso shortly before Christmas for Franklin. At that time he was enjoying the best of health. Tuesday night word was received here that Mr. Keene was critically ill and Edward Keene, a brother, and Arthur Keene, a nephew, left at once for Franklin. They arrived in Franklin Wednesday night and remained at the bedside of Mr. Keene until he died. They returned home this noon. The body of Mr. Keene arrived here at 10:30 o'clock from Franklin, and was taken to he G. W. Bartholomew and Son funeral chapel on Washington street, preparatory to be removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Prentiss, on State Road 49, at Wolff's Corners. Mr. Keene was born on February 17, 1860, at the old Keene homestead, one and a half miles north of Valparaiso on Campbell Road. He was the son of Timothy and Susan (Parks) Keene, who came to Porter county in the fifties. For many years Mr. Keene was identified with the attempt to organize the farmer of Porter county. He was one of the pioneers of the movement which had its beginning in the Farmers' Institutes held in the days before the farm bureau was formed. Of late years, Mr. Keene had retired from farming and had enjoyed himself in making trips throughout the country in a specially built automobile trailer truck. He was for many years a member of the Odd Fellow lodge and the Baptist church. Surviving are three sons, Charles G. Keene of Tientsin, China; Carroll Keene of Everett, Mich., and Walter Keene of Saginaw, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Mazaga of Manilla, Philippine Islands; two brothers, Elmer and Edward Keene of Valparaiso, and one sister, Mrs. L. Barber of Chesterton, Ind. He also leaves twenty-two grandchildren. Short memorial services will be held at the Prentiss home at Wolff's Corners, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, followed by services at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Robert Ryerse. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of the city.
Obituar Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 10, 1936; Volume 9, Page 1, Column 6 and Page 2, Column 3

KEENE, Edward S., Senior
Birth: 11 - 9 - 1865
Death: 4 - 14 - 1960
Notes:
Obituary: Long Active Ed S. Keene Dead At 94 -- Ed S. Keene, 94, one of Valparaiso's oldest citizens, died at 4:30 a. m. today at his home on North Campbell road where he had resided all his life. The remarkable nonagenarian could be found in his large truck garden working daily until early this year. He had been a progressive farmer and stock raiser all his life. Keene had unusual strength for a man of his advanced years, and cultivated his truck garden using tools with the ease of a man half his age. He was the son of Deacon Timothy and Susan Parks Keene who settled on what is known as the old Keene farm, North Campbell road in 1859. He was born Nov. 9, 1865 and spent his life on the farm. On Oct. 22, 1890 he married Etta Jane Fulton who preceded him in death March 9, 1927. In May, 1940 he married Martha Reinke who died December 1953. He was an active member of the First Baptist church for more than 80 years, serving as deacon for several years, and was the oldest member of the congregation. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Martha Kemp, Mrs. Gladys Hanrahan, and Mrs. Susie Mae Smith, Valparaiso; three sons, Edward, Valparaiso; Archie T., Fort Wayne, and Glenn L., Fort Collins, Colo., 14 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Leigh and Lynn preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. Arnold Westpahl officiating. Burial will be at Kimball cemetery, Liberty township. Friends may call at the Bartholomew Funeral home after 3 p. m. Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 14, 1960; Volume 33, Number 24, Page 1, Column 4 and Page 6, Column 1

KEENE, Edna Ann
Birth: 6 - 11 - 1852
Death: 9 - 8 - 1856
Notes: 4y,2m,27d; Only daughter of Deacon Timothy Keene and Susan Ann (Parks) Keene.

KEENE, Edward
Birth: 7 - 10 - 1912
Death: 12 - 13 - 2004
Notes: Father
Obituary: Edward Keene -- Edward Keene Niles, MI/Valparaiso -- Edward Keene, age 92, of Niles, Michigan, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, December 13, 2004. He was born July 10,1912, to Edward S. and Ettie Jane (Fulton) Keene and was raised on a farm on which Valparaiso High School now sits. On November 15, 1936, he married Merle Hanrahan. They were married for 65 years. On December 20, 2001, Merle went to be with the Lord and on December 13, 2004, Ed joined her. A Valparaiso High school graduate, he spent 42 years in the employ of U.S. steel. The last in the line of six siblings, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ritchie of Buchanan, MI and a son, Delos Keene of Hebron;five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, Pastor Delos Keene officiating with burial to follow at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 5 to 8 PM. Memorials may be made to the Roselawn United Methodist Church.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 14, 2004

KEENE, Elmer Morton
Birth: 3 - 23 - 1864
Death: 5 - 4 - 1937
Notes: Father
Obituary: ELMER KEENE SUCCUMBS TO LONG ILLNESS -- Elmer Keene, age 73 years, a life-long resident of Porter county, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home, 351 West Chicago street. He has been in ill health for the last two years. The decedent was born in Valparaiso, on March 23, 1864, a son of Timothy and Susan (Parks) Keene, pioneer residents of Porter county. On September 30, 1885, he was united in marriage to Mabel A. Davidson, who died on June 10, 1904. Surviving are one son, Arthur D. Keene, of Valparaiso; two daughters, Mrs. Myron Prentiss, of Valparaiso, and Miss Eva R. Keene, of Franklin, Ind.; one brother, Eddie S. Keene, of Valparaiso, and one foster sister, Mrs. Al Barber, of Valparaiso. Two brothers, Andrew and Brayton, and one sister, Edna, preceded their brother in death. Mr. Keene lived for a number of years in the Cook's Corners vicinity where he followed farming. He was also employed as a carpenter for many years. He retired from active business about 10 years ago. Memorial services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock fast time at the First Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Ryerse, assisted by Rev. C. M. Samil, of the Christian church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. Friends may call at the home of Arthur D. Keene, 355 West Chicago street, from 5 p. m., Wednesday up until time of the services Thursday at 2:30 p. m. || Obituary 2: Memorial services for Elmer Keene were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church with Rev. Robert L. Ryerse pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. G. M. Smail, of the Christian church. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Mrs. H. W. Hock and Mrs. E. J. Cotterman sang several selections with Miss Mae Brown as accompanist. Pallbearers were nephews and grandnephews of the decendent and were David, Thomas, Norman, Archie, Leigh and Glenn Keene. Burial was in Kimball cemetery north of the city.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 4, 1937; Volume 10, Page 1, Column 3 || Obituary2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 7, 1937; Volume 10, Page 2, Column 7

KEENE, Etta Jane (Fulton)
Birth: 4 - 5 - 1867
Death: 3 - 9 - 1927
Notes: Wife of Ed S. Keene. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Etta Jane Keene was born on April 5, 1867, in Indiana, and died on March 8, 1927, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 59 years. Husband is listed as Eddie Keene. Father is listed as James Fulton, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Martha Hughart, who was born in Indiana.

KEENE, Eva R.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1901
Death: 10 - 20 - 1943
Notes: Daughter of Elmer Morton Keene and Mable A. (Davidson) Keene.

KEENE, Hannah W. (Appleton)
Birth: 4 - 6 - 1848
Death: 9 - 9 - 1932
Notes: Wife of Andrew B. Keene.

KEENE, Harriett M. (Keeler)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1858
Death: 12 - 26 - 1897
Notes: Wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Hattie M. Keene was born in Indiana and died on December 26, 1897, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 39 years. Father is listed as Ira R. Keeler.
Obituary: Valparaiso. -- Mrs. B. L. Keene died at her home north from town Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, of consumption. She was 39 years old and leaves a husband and four children to mourn her demise. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church. The remains were taken to the home of her father, Ira B. Keeler, from which the funeral was held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, Rev. W. E. Storey officiating. The interment took place at the Kimball Cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; January 1, 1898; Volume 14, Number 38, Page 1, Columns 2 and 3

KEENE, Infant female
Birth: 10 - 23 - 1927
Death: 10 - 23 - 1927
Notes: Infant female Keene is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society.Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that an infant female Keene was born on October 23, 1927, in Indiana, and died on October 23, 1927, in Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of three hours. Father is listed as Carrol Keene, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Phillis Thompson, who was born in Michigan.

KEENE, Ira Lee
Birth: 12 - 19 - 1888
Death: 8 - 2 - 1889
Notes: Son of Brayton L. Keene and Harriett M. (Keeler) Keene.

KEENE, L. Jane (Ellis)
Birth: 12 - 6 - 1939
Death: 10 - 21 - 1997
Obituary: Hebron -- Keene, L. Jane, 57, of Hebron, passed away Oct. 21. Retired from Taft Jr. High School, Crown Point. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial at Kimball Cemetery. || Obituary 2: L. Jane Keene -- Hebron -- L. Jane Keene, 57, of Hebron passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 21, 1997. She was born December 6, 1939 in Okeene, Oklahoma the daughter of Edgar and Pauline (Boyette) Ellis. She was a graduate of Okeene High School, St. Joseph's College and Valparaiso University with a Master's Degree in Education and had taught the past 28 years at Taft Jr. High School in Crown Point retiring this past spring. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Crown Point Teachers Association, Hebron United Methodist Church and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. In 1980 in Hebron she married Delos Keene who survives along with two children, Lori Ann (Mike) Wilkinson of Burleson, Texas, Steven Thomas (Lea) Johnson of Indianapolis; her mother, Pauline Hastey of Okeene, Oklahoma; one step-son, James (Jan) Keene of Valparaiso; one brother, Tom Ellis of Oklahoma; one sister, Alma Ann Huddleston of Maine; two grandchildren, Erica and Brian and one step-granddaughter, Hannah. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11:00 am at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, Rev. Brian Beeks officiating with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church. || Obituary 3: Jane Keene dedicated to being an exemplary educator. -- By SUSAN BERO -- HEBRON - L. Jane Keene always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Her legacy will live on in the hundreds of students she mentored. Michael Hazen, principal at Taft Middle School in Crown Point, said Mrs. Keene achieved her goal as a teacher and through her work with Habitat for Humanity. "Mrs. Keene was an outstanding role model for students and teachers," he said. "She was the consummate professional. I held her in the highest professional regard." Mrs. Keene, 57, of Hebron, died Oct. 21. Delos Keene recalled he and his wife became involved in the effort to providing housing for the less fortunate in 1992. He said each year the multi-team effort built four homes. "Jane believed it was her calling to make a difference," he said. "And she did. Mrs. Keene loved spending time with family, reading and singing in the church choir. He said she also enjoyed keeping the booth the couple shared at a local craft shop well stocked with her handiworks. "Jane and I were a team. We had fun ... every day," her husband added. Mrs. Keene was a graduate of St. Joseph College and attained a masters degree in education from Valparaiso University. She taught at Taft Middle School for 28 years and had retired in June. Mrs. Keene was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Crown Point Teachers Association and the Hebron United Methodist Church. She is survived by husband, Delos Keene; one daughter, Lori Ann (Mike) Wilkinson of Texas; stepdaughter, Sherri Keene of Valparaiso; one son, Steven Thomas (Lea) Johnson of Indianapolis; one stepson, Jim (Jan) Keene of Valparaiso; mother, Pauline Hastey of Okeene, Okla.; one brother; one sister; two grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter. Services were Oct. 25 at Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso with the Rev. Brian Beeks officiating.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 23, 1997 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 23, 1997 || Obituary 3: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 31 and November 14, 1997

KEENE, Leigh Fulton
Birth: 3 - 23 - 1896
Death: 6 - 23 - 1953
Obituary: Obituary 1: Death Takes Leigh Keene, Was Active In Tire Service Business Here -- Leigh Fulton Keene, 57, of 963 Lincolnway, local businessman, died Tuesday evening in St. Anthony hospital, Michigan City, where he had been confined a week with a heart ailment. The decedent was born March 23, 1896, on the old Keene homestead on Campbell road, the son of Edward S. and Etta Jane (Fulton) Keene, Sr. He married Marie Webster of Anderson, Ind. She preceded him in death. An active member of the First Baptist church, he lived in Porter county most of his life. During the past year, he lived at the home of his sister, Mrs. Wallace Hanrahan of Campbell road. Active in Business. -- For the last 32 years he was an active partner with his cousin, Arthur Keene, in the Keene Tire service, 63 Lincolnway. Surviving are his father, Edward S. Keene, Sr., of Valparaiso; step-mother; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Kenp, Mrs. Wallace Hanrahan and Mrs. Arnold Smith, all of Valparaiso, and three brothers, Archie T. Keene of Fort Wayne, Glenn L. Keene and Edward Keene, Jr., of Valparaiso. A brother, Lynn S. Keene, also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bartholomew Funeral home after 3 p. m., Thursday, and until noon Friday. || Obituary 2: Conduct Final Rites For Leigh F. Keene -- Funeral services for Leigh F. Keene, 57, Valparaiso businessman who died Tuesday, were held Friday afternoon in the First Baptist church. The Rev. H. E. Meyer officiated, soloist was Ronnie Eckert, organist was Miss Mae Brown, and burial was in Kimball cemetery. Pallbearers wer Erlis Sutter, Clarence Powell, Ralph Engersol, Harry Sexton, Less Hall and Ed Pounds.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 24, 1953; Volume 26, Number 299; Page 1, Column 4 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 27, 1953; Volume 26, Number 302, Page 2, Column 8

KEENE, Leta R. (Lenburg)
Birth: 2 - 14 - 1895
Death: 2 - 3 - 1978
Notes: Daughter of Claus Lenburg and Mary (Skinner) Lenburg.

KEENE, Lynn S.
Birth: 12 - 30 - 1901
Death: 12 - 6 - 1938
Obituary: Obituary 1: LYNN KEENE DIES ON JOB -- Local Man is Electrocuted While Working on San Francisco Bridge -- Lynn Keene, age 37 years, son of Ed S. Keene, of Valparaiso, was electrocuted Tuesday afternoon while working on a bridge near San Francisco, Calif., according to word received here by relatives. Mr. Keene was a structural steel worker and had worked in various parts of the United States and Newfoundland. He was employed on the Golden Gate bridge at San Francisco from the time of its start until its final completion. He was born in Valparaiso on Dec. 30, 1901, and spent his early life in Porter county. He was a graduate of Valparaiso high school. Surviving besides his father, Ed S. Keene, are his twin brother, Glenn, and the following brothers and sisters, Leigh and Edward, of Valparaiso; Archie, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. B. H. Kemp, of Guilford, N. C.; Mrs. Arnold Smith and Mrs. Wallace Hanrahan, of Valparaiso. His mother preceded him in death 11 years ago last March. The body will be brought back to Valparaiso he first of next week and funeral arrangements will be announced later. || Obituary 2: LOCAL BREVITIES -- Mrs. B. H. Kemp of Guilford, N. C., sister of Lynn Keene, who was electrocuted Tuesday afternoon while working on a bridge near San Francisco, Calif., will arrive here this evening to attend the memorial services, which will probably be held either Monday or Tuesday of next week. Mrs. Kemp arrived in Fort Wayne this noon, and was to accompany her brother, Archie Keene and wife from that city, here. The body of Mr. Keene left San Francisco yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock for Valparaiso. || Obituary 3: TO HOLD KEENE RITES TUESDAY -- Memorial services for Lynn Keene of this city, who was electrocuted while working on a new bridge near San Francisco, Cal., last Tuesday will be held at the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral party will leave the home of Edward Keene, 108 Erie street, at 1:30 p. m. for the church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. The body of Mr. Keene is expected to arrive here Sunday afternoon over the Grand Trunk railroad. Members of the Keene family in this city will go to Chicago and accompany the body here.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 7, 1938; Volume 12, Page 1, Column 8 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 9, 1938; Volume 12, Page 2, Column 1 || Obituary 3: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 10, 1938; Volume 12, Page 2, Column 3

KEENE, Mable A. (Davidson)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1866
Death: 6 - 10 - 1904
Notes: Mother, his wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mable A. Keen was born in Indiana and died on June 10, 1904, in Porter, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 38 years. Spouse is listed as Elmer Keen. Father is listed as William Davison. Mother is listed as H. Crow.

KEENE, Marie O. (Webster)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1896
Death: 12 - 23 - 1943
Notes: Wife of Leigh Fulton Keene.

KEENE, Merle L. (Hanrahan)
Birth: 5 - 31 - 1915
Death: 12 - 20 - 2001
Obituary: Merle L. Keene (Michigan/Valparaiso) -- Merle L. Keene, age 86, of Niles, Michigan, formerly of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away pn Thursday, December 20, 2001 at Lakeland Hospital in Niles. She was born May 31, 1915 in Valparaiso, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Dillingham) Hanrahan and graduated from Liberty Township High School in 1933. She had been active in the Christian Womens' Club of Valparaiso. On November 15, 1936 in Valparaiso, she married Edward Keene who survives along with two children, Delos Keene of Hebron and Nancy (Gene) Ritchie of Buchanan, MI; five grandchildren: Sherri Keene, James Keene, Amy Pfifer, Tim Ritchie and Angie Wagner and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Pearl Rosenberger, two brothers, Wallace and William Hanrahan. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, IN, Pastor Gene Carpenter officiating with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Sunday noon until 2:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the L. Jane Keene Scholarship - C/O Crown Point Community Foundation.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 22, 2001

KEENE, Paul Carl
Birth: 3 - 20 - 1913
Death: 5 - 15 - 1914
Notes: Baby. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Paul Carroll Keene was born on March 20, 1913, in Indiana, and died on May 15, 1914, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of five months. Father is listed as Paul Keene, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Leta Ruth Lendburg, who was born in Indiana.

KEENE, Susan Ann (Parks)
Birth: 9 - 3 - 1827
Death: 6 - 30 - 1892
Notes: 64y,9m,27d; wife of Timothy D. Keene.

KEENE, Timothy D.
Birth: 2 - 17 - 1824
Death: 12 - 30 - 1907
Notes: Deacon. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Timothy D. Keen was born in New York and died on December 30, 1907, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 82 years. Father is listed as Spria Keen. Mother is listed as Clay Higgins. Husband of Susan Ann (Parks) Keene. Son of Sprague Keene and Chloe (Higgins) Keene.

KEITH, Muriel B. (Rosenberger)
Birth: 3 - 30 - 1902
Death: 12 - 12 - 1951
Notes: Daughter of John Rosenberger and Rebecca Malinda (Canady) Rosenberger; wife of Leslie Claude Keith. Obituary: Death Takes Mrs. L. Keith -- Was Active In Various Groups In Community -- Mrs. Muriel B. Keith, 49, wife of L. C. Keith, did at 9:40 a. m. today in her home. She had been in ill health for the past thee years. The decedent was born March 30, 1902, at Watseka, Ill., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rosenberger, and came to Valparaiso 5 year ago. At one time she was associated with he educational department of the Valparaiso CCC camp, and was employed in the offices of local attorneys as a stenographer. She was graduated from Valparaiso High school in 1922, and later obtained a degree at Valparaiso university. Past President -- She was a member of College City Camp No. 3122, Royal Neighbors, president last year of American Legion Axillary, Women's Relief Corps and was active in Red Cross work and the First Christian church. Surviving are her husband, Leslie Claude Keith, and two brothers, Lee Rosenberger, Wanatah, and Lon Rosenberger, Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the LePell funeral home, 53 Monroe, with the Rev. Percy Thomas, of the First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home from 7 p. m. Thursday and until time of services Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 12, 1951; Volume 25, Number 136, Page 1, Column 8

KELLER, Henry W.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1846
Death: 11 - 9 - 1898
Notes: Company H 27th Iowa Infantry,Civil War

KELLY, Aaron V.
Birth: 10 - 16 - 1840
Death: 11 - 8 - 1865
Notes: 25y; illegible headstone; son of Charles Kelly and Sarah (Greer) Kelly.

KELLY, Charles
Birth: 12 - 21 - 1804
Death: 9 - 9 - 1864
Notes: 59y,8m,19d; born in Pennsylvania and died in Porter County, Indiana; husband of Sarah (Greer) Kelly.

KELLY, Sarah (Greer)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1809 [estimated birth date]
Death: 1 - 8 - 1864
Notes: 55y; born in Pennsylvania and died in Porter County, Indiana; wife of Charles Kelly.

KEMP, Etta Jane
Birth: 1 - 18 - 1921
Death: 9 - 16 - 1922
Notes: Daughter of Benjamin Harrison Kemp and Martha Aann (Keene) Kemp; Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Etta Jane Kemp was born in January 18, 1921, in Florida, and died on September 16, 1922, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of one year. Father is listed as Ben Kemp, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Martha Keene, who was born in Indiana.

KEMP, Martha Ann (Keene)
Birth: 4 - 5 - 1892
Death: 1 - 28 - 1992
Notes: Daughter of Edward S. Keene, Sr., and Etta Jane (Fulton) Keene; born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; wife of Benjamin Harrison Kemp.

KEMP, Martha Rebecca
Birth: 11 - 23 - 1919
Death: 9 - 26 - 1925
Notes: Daughter of Benjamin Harrison Kemp and Martha Ann (Keene) Kemp; born in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, and died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.

KENNEDY, Aaron
Birth: 7 - 7 - 1816
Death: 10 - 18 - 1879
Notes: Elder; born in Upper Canada, Niagara District, Canada; husband of Mary Kennedy.
Obituary: Obituary 1: THE COUNTY. -- UNION CENTER. -- The funeral services of Elder Kenedy was preached by Brother Riley on Tuesday at Pierce's Mill school-house. He fell like a chock of corn - ready for the master's use. The home was crowded and when Elder Riley's kind sympathetic voice was heard it reminded us of him who lifted up his voice and wept with the bereaved sisters. The Wheeler choir led the singing, and their selections were good and well sung. Miss Appleton presided at the organ. After the services a large procession followed the corpse to the last resting place of him whom they had known and loved for years. || Obituary 2: Aaron Kenedy -- Mr. Aaron Kenedy, whose funeral took place at Pearce's Mill Tuesday, was born in Upper Canada, Niagara District, in 1816. He came to Porter Co. in 1843, his family then consisting of a wife and two children. He has been a much respected citizen and lived a useful life. At the time of his death he was over 63 years of age. The funeral conducted by Rev. E. S. Riley was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 23, 1879; Volume 23, Number 43, Page 2, Columns 3 and 4 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 23, 1879; Volume 23, Number 43, Page 3, Column 3

KENNEDY, Charles A.
Birth: 11 - 5 - 1861
Death: 4 - 2 - 1872
Notes: 10y,4m,27d

KENNEDY, Mary
Birth: 10 - 7 - 1815
Death: 11 - 19 - 1893
Notes: 78y,1m,12d; born in Canada; wife of Aaron Kennedy.

KIELPIKOWSKI, Bertha
Birth: 1 - 3 - 1893
Death: 3 - 14 - 1974
Notes: Wife of Frank Kielpikowski
Obituary: Mrs. Frank Kielpikowski -- Mrs. Frank (Bertha) Kielpikowski, 81, Rt. 9, died this morning. she was born Jan 3, 1893 in Washington County, Minn., daughter of John and Emma (Marty) Hasenbank. On Jan. 7, 1915 at Lake Elmo, Minn., she was married to Frank Kielpikowski, who preceded her in death in 1965. She is survived by two sons, George of Rt. 6 and Edward of Rt. 9; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Rhoda of Rt. 1, Chesterton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a brother, George of Lake Elmo. A resident of this area since 1929, coming from Chicago, she was a graduate of St. Paul's College, St. Paul, Minn. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Porter County Farm Bureau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. Richard W. Howard officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at Bartholomew Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and then at the church.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 14, 1974; Volume 47, Number 213, Page 8, Column 2

KIELPIKOWSKI, Frank
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1885
Death: 0 - 0 - 1965
Notes:

KIMBALL,
Birth: 1 - 23 - 1801
Death: 1 - 30 - 1856
Notes: 55y,7d; Top of headstone is missing.

KIMBALL, Cindona M.
Birth: 8 - 24 - 1855
Death: 9 - 17 - 1865
Notes: 10y,24d; Daughter of George W. Kimball and Adella A. Kimball

KIMBALL, Harriet (Dillingham)
Birth: 2 - 11 - 1818
Death: 12 - 3 - 1901
Notes: Born in Huron County, Ohio; Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Harriet Kimbell was born in Ohio and died on December 3, 1901, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 84 years. Father is listed as Henry Dillingham. Mother is listed as Amanda Page. Married Harry Kimball on January 28, 1838.

KIMBALL, Harry
Birth: 6 - 24 - 1813
Death: 6 - 2 - 1896
Notes: Born in New Hampshire; married Harriet Dillingham on January 28, 1838.

KIMBALL, Morosco S.
Birth: 6 - 19 - 1849
Death: 2 - 23 - 1855
Notes: 5y,8m,4d; Son of George W. Kimball and Adella A. Kimball.

KIMBALL, Nancy Amanda
Birth: 1 - 6 - 1839
Death: 2 - 16 - 1848
Notes: Daughter of Harry Kimball and Harriet (Dillingham) Kimball.

KING, Harvey O.
Birth: 6 - 7 - 1930
Death: 8 - 16 - 1996
Notes: Born in Joppa, Massac County, Illinois, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: King, Harvey O., 66, of Valparaiso, passed away Aug. 16. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township. || Obituary 2: Harvey O. King -- Valparaiso -- Harvey O. King, 66, loving husband, father and grandfather of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, August 16, 1996 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was born June 7, 1930 in Joppa, Illinois, the son of Ernest and Anna (Richardson) King. He retired from US Steel in 1986, was a US Army Korean veteran and a member of Roosevelt Lodge #716 F&AM. On November 1, 1952 in Cornith, Mississippi he married Mary L Harmon who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are two daughters, Joyce Fay King and Judy (Terry) Morlock of Valparaiso; two grandchildren, Kevin Ryan and Kelley Diane Morlock and several nieces and nephews and a brother, Howard King of Marion, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wendell Richardson, December 1961. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19, 1996, 11 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, IN., with Rev. Douglas Hadley officiating. Burial in Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 1996 from 2 to 8 p.m. with Masonic Services at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Porter County Humane Soc. || Obituary 3: Harvey King Enjoyed Being With Family -- VALPARAISO - Harvey O. King liked nothing better than watching his grandchildren laugh with delight at one of his stories or jokes. "He loved to tease the grandchildren," said his wife of almost 44 years, Mary King. "He kept everybody laughing." A native of Joppa, Ill., Mr. King moved to Gary with his family when he was a teen-ager. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was employed by U.S. Steel Corp., where he worked in the Gary Sheet and Tin Division for 33 years before retiring in 1986. Mr. King enjoyed vacations trips to Minnesota, where he liked to drop hook, line and sinker into lakes and streams. He also liked to cruise on the local country roads on his motorcycle along with his friend, Charlie Wardret of the Lakes of the Four Seasons. A resident of Valparaiso since 1964, Mr. King passed away Aug. 16 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Roosevelt Lodge 716 F&AM. In his leisure time, Mr. King enjoyed working on jigsaw and crossword puzzles with his wife. He also liked to read. "He was a very kind and gentle man," said Mrs. King. "He was a very good Christian man." Mr. King is survived by his wife, Mary King of Valparaiso; daughters, Joyce Fay King and Judy (Terry) Morlock; grandchildren, Kevin Ryan and Kelley Diane Morlock, of Valparaiso; brother, Howard King of Marion, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Aug. 19 at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso with the Rev. Douglas Hadley officiating. Interment took place at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; August 17, 1996 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; August 17, 1996 || Obituary 3: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; August 27, 1996
KING, Joyce Fay
Birth: 6 - 26 - 1954
Death: 5 - 25 - 2012
Obituary: Joyce Fay King -- June 26, 1954 - May 25, 2012 -- Joyce Fay King, of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012. She was born June 26, 1954 in Gary, Indiana, to Harvey and Mary (Harmon) King. She is survived by her mother of Valparaiso, her sister Judy (Terry) Morlock of Fishers, Indiana, her nephew Kevin Morlock of Wisconsin, and niece Kelley (Kurt) Courtney of Fishers. Two great nephews Zachary and Brayden and her great niece Natalie also survive her. Joyce was preceded in death by her father. Joyce was an account clerk for the Dept. of Children and Family Services in Valparaiso and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. in Valparaiso. Rev. Dennis Deeter will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 28, 2012

KIPLING, Charles Amos
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1882
Death: 8 - 18 - 1924
Obituary: Obituary 1: Mortuary -- CHARLES AMOS KIPLING -- Charles Amos Kipling, former Michigan City resident, husband of Mrs. Ella Kipling, of Ridge street, passed away at two o'clock Monday in Laporte at the Holy Family hospital after an illness of several days. Death was caused by paralysis. The deceased was 41 years of age, was the son of George and Viola Kipling, and was born in Valparaiso. Five years ago he came to this city from Michigan City. On June 27, 1908, he was married to Ella Nichols at Michigan City. He was a member of the Christian church. The deceased is survived by his wife, his daughters, Thelma, Ethel and Dorothy Dean, and sisters, Mrs. Jane Cole, Baldwin, Mich., and Mrs. Rhoda Wheaton, of Rolling Prairie. The funeral will be here at 2 o'clock, Thursday, at St. Clair chapel, Rev. Bellville, of Rolling Prairie officiating. Interment will be at St. Clair cemetery. The funeral party will leave Cutler Brothers' Chapel at 12:30. Friends wishing to view the deceased may do so at Cutler Bros.' chapel today and Wednesday. || Obituary 2: CHARLES AMOS KIPLING -- Charles Amos Kipling, husband of Mrs. Ella Kipling, of Ridge street, passed away at two o'clock this morning at the Holy Family hospital after an illness of several days. Death was caused by paralysis. The deceased, who was 41 years of age, was the son of George and Viola Kipling, and was born in Valparaiso. Five years ago he came to this city from Michigan City. On June 27, 1906, he was married to Miss Ella Nichols at Michigan City. He was a member of the Christian church. The deceased is survived by his wife, his daughters, Thelma, Ethel and Dorothy Dean, and sisters, Mrs. Jane Cole, Baldwin, Mich., and Mrs. Rhoda Wheaton, of Rolling Prairie. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock, Thursday, at St. Clair chapel, Rev. Bellville, of Rolling Prairie, officiating. Interment will be at St. Clair cemetery. Cutler Bros. are in charge. Friends wishing to view the deceased may do so at Cutler Bros.' chapel tomorrow and Wednesday.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Michigan City News, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana; August 19, 1924; Page 2, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The LaPorte Daily Argus, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana; August 18, 1924; Page 2

KIPLING, Viola B. (St. Clair)
Birth: 10 - 22 - 1880
Death: 5 - 19 - 1892
Notes: Wife of George

KLEIST, Edward A.
Birth: 2 - 4 - 1894
Death: 11 - 25 - 1973
Notes: Husband of Erla A. (Horner) Kleist.
Obituary: Edward Kleist -- Edward Kleist, 79, Rt. 2, died at home Sunday after an illness of four months. A lifelong resident of Washington and Morgan Townships, he was born in Washington Township Feb. 4, 1894, son of John and Christina (Jernoski) Kleist. On May 3, 1939, in Valparaiso, he married Erla Horner, who survives. He was a retired laborer, having been employed by McGill Manufacturing Co. and the State and County Highway Departments, and was a member of the Porter County Farm Bureau and Mogan Township Conservation Club and a 50-year member of Loyal Order of Moose 500 of Valparaiso. Surviving besides the widow is a foster son, Edward Borth of Valparaiso. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wetmore Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Moesta of Boone Grove officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where services by Moose Lodge 500 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that memorials be made to Morgan Township Bible Church.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 26, 1973; Volume 47, Number 132, Page 7, Column 1

KLEIST, Erla A. (Horner)
Birth: 12 - 19 - 1906
Death: 6 - 2 - 1992
Notes: Wife of Edward A. Kleist; daughter of Daniel Ford Horner and Ida (Wheeler) Welch Horner.
Obituary: OBITUARIES Kleist rites VALPARAISO -- Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, for Erla A. Kleist, 85, of Valparaiso, who died Tuesday, June 2, 1992, at Life Care Center, Valparaiso. The Rev. Robert Leib officiating; burial at Kimball Cemetery, visitation 11 a.m. until time of service Friday; memorials to Morgan Township Fire Department. She was born Dec. 19, 1906, in Porter County, the daughter of Daniel and Ida (Wheeler) Horner. A lifelong resident, she was employed as a telegraph operator for General Telephone Company for several years and a clerk at Sievers Drug Store. She was a member of Porter County Farm Bureau, Morgan Township Conservation Club and Kouts Senior Citizen Club. On May 3, 1939, she married Edward Kleist, who preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are one sister, Almira Downing of Valparaiso and several nephews and nieces.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 4, 1992

KNAPP, Lida (Roberts)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1868
Death: 4 - 30 - 1936
Notes: Mother; wife of Merton Leroy Knapp.
Obituary: HEART ATTACK CLAIMS LIFE OF LIDA KNAPP -- Mrs. Lida Roberts Knapp, age 68 years, died this morning at 7 o'clock at the family home on North Washington street, following a years' illness of heart trouble. She was born in West Virginia, and came to Porter county when a young girl. In 1893 she was united in marriage to Merton L. Knapp. Surviving are the husband, two sons, Earl of Valparaiso, and Roy, of Harvey, Ill., and one daughter, Mrs. Florence Auck, of Chicago. The latter has been here caring for her mother for some time. Also surviving is one brother, John Roberts, of Ohio. Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, daylight savings time, at the Frank A. LePell & Son funeral home on Monroe street, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Ryerse, of the Baptist church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home from Friday noon up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 30, 1936; Volume 9, Page 1, Column 7

KNAPP, Marjorie
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1902
Death: 10 - 19 - 1902
Notes: Daughter of M. and L. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Margeria Knapp was born on August 2, 1902, in Indiana, and died on October 19, 1902, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of two months. Father is listed as Merton Knapp. Mother is listed as Lida Roberts.

KNAPP, Merton Leroy
Birth: 12 - 28 - 1867
Death: 5 - 31 - 1941
Notes: Father; husband of Lida (Roberts) Knapp.
Obituary: Obituary 1: MERLON KNAPP OF SPECTACLE LAKE KILLED -- Porter county chalked up more than its share of automobile casualties over the Memorial day weekend when highway congestion was at its peak with motorists returning from holiday excursions. In four accidents, one Saturday night and three Sunday, two were killed and twelve persons injured, one seriously. Merlon L. Knapp, aged 73, residing at Spectacle Lake, died instantly when he was hit by a car Saturday night about 10:30 o'clock, while walking across Campbell Road north of Cook's Corners school. The other fatality was Raymond Bombera, 27, of Chicago, who died of burns early this morning in St. Anthony hospital, Michigan City, following an automobile accident Sunday afternoon on U. S. 20 eight miles east of Chesterton. According to Sheriff Frank Johnson and Deputy Ross Krieger, who investigated the Campbell road tragedy, Knapp had been stopped by an autoist, Douglas Hurd, of Chicago, who inquired the way to Long Lake. After Hurd had driven away an automobile driven by Donald J. Trump, of 5644 Harper avenue, Chicago, struck Knapp, hurling him off the highway, killing him instantly. He suffered a skull fracture, compound fracture of legs and internal injuries. Inquest Held -- At an inquest held by Coroner Carl M. Davis from 11:30 p. m. until 2 a. m. Sunday, a verdict of accidental death was returned when it was determined from testimony of Hurd, and his companion, Pearl Wantroba, of Chicago, that the mishap appeared unavoidable. riding with Trump when his car struck Knapp, were his wife, Ailleen, and son, Gregory, who have a cottage at Spectacle Lake. Trump was released after the inquest. In a mishap that occurred about 6 o'clock Sunday night a car driven by Elmer Balott, of near Wheeler, and one driven by Charles Newman, of Lake Eliza, collided near the intersection of Shook's Corners. Mrs. Malott, who received a bad cut on her head, and body bruises, was the only person injured. She was taken to Hobart for medical treatment. Riding with Newman was Jim Kent. Both cars were badly damaged. Deputy Sheriff Ross Krieger investigated the accident. || Obituary 2: Knapp Rites Tuesday -- Merlon Leroy Knapp was born in Valparaiso Dec. 28, 1867. He was the last surviving member of a family of nine children born to William Huntly and Emily (Booth) Knapp, pioneers of Porter county. He had lived his entire life in this county. He was united in marriage in 1893 to Lida Roberts, who preceded him in death five years ago. Surviving are two sons, Earl, of Valparaiso, and Roy, of Harvey, Ill., and one daughter, Mrs. Florence Pfersick, of Valparaiso. The deceased also leaves six grandchildren, Beverly and Earl, Jr., Knapp, Mrs. Robert Brant of Thomas Auck, of Valparaiso and Leroy, Jr., and Richard Knapp of Harvey. Mr. Knapp retired from farming ten years ago and since that time had conducted a fishing and camping resort at what is known as Knapp's Landing on Spectacle Lake. Memorial services will be held at LePell and Son Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Harold Garner officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the LePell Funeral home from this evening up until time of services.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 2, 1941; Volume 14, Page 1/Column 6 and Page 2, Column 8 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 2, 1941; Volume 14, Page 2, Column 8

KYES, John Ennis
Birth: 3 - 22 - 1910
Death: 12 - 30 - 1981
Notes: Son of John H. Kyes Nancy Jane (Biggs) Gibbs Kyes. Born in Indiana and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

KYES, John Henry
Birth: 9 - 3 - 1860
Death: 4 - 3 - 1933
Notes: Husband of Nancy Jane (Biggs) Gibbs Ennis. Died in Porter County, Indiana.
Notice: NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION -- No. 3311 -- Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed by the Judge of the Circuit Court of Porter County, State of Indiana, Administratrix of the estate of John Henry Kyes, late of Porter county, deceased. Said estate is supposed to be solvent. -- Astrid Sheets, Administratrix. Dec. 22, 1933. P. J. Bailey, Attorney -- (Dec. 2330, Jan 6).
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 23, 1933, Volume 7, Page 7, Column 4

KYES, Nancy Jane (Biggs) Gibbs
Birth: 2 - 22 - 1880
Death: 8 - 15 - 1924
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Nancy Jane Kyes was born on February 22, 1880, in Indiana, and died on August 15, 1924, at 1002 Beech Street, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 44 years. Father is listed as William Biggs, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Mary Stickney, who was born in Ohio. Father is William Thomas Biggs. First husband was Frank Gibbs, whom Nancy married on September 22, 1895, in Porter County, Indiana. Nancy then married John H. Kyes on April 3, 1916, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

LANDGREBE, Anna (Yess)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1849
Death: 7 - 12 - 1929
Notes: Mother; Cook County, Illinois, marriage records indicate that Paul Landgrebe married Anna Yess on January 28, 1874.
Obituary: DEATH CLAIMS OLD RESIDENT -- Mrs. Paul Landgrebe, age eighty years, died today at 5 a. m. at her home, 1060 West street, following a short illness. Death was due to infirmities incident to old age. She had been bedfast for three weeks. She was born in Germany and came to the United States when a young girl, settling at Blue Island, Ill., with an uncle. Forty-five years ago she became a resident of Porter county. In 1873 she was married to Paul Landgrebe at Blue Island. He survives together with one daughter, Anna Siegert, of Wauwatosa, Wis., and one son, John P. Landgrebe, of Stillwell, Ind. There are also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 o'clock, standard time, at Immanuel Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. George F. Schutes. Burial will be at Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 12, 1929; Volume 3, Page 1, Column 8

LANDGREBE, John Frank
Birth: 5 - 17 - 1883
Death: 3 - 9 - 1950
Obituary: John F. Landgrebe Dies Here At Home Of His Daughter -- John Frank Landgrebe, 66, of Stillwell, Ind., former Valparaiso resident, died at 12:45 p. m. Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Gast, 2402 Calumet avenue, Valparaiso. He had been ill for several years, but his condition did not become grave until a month ago. The decedent was born in Dolton, Ill., May 17, 1883, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Landgrebe. Prior to moving to Stillwell in 1918, he resided west of Valparaiso. On May 15, 1906, he married Sophia Knoblock, of Valparaiso, and to this union were born five children, four of whom survive as follows: Mrs. Ben Gast, Valparaiso; Mrs. Verne Spears, Albany, Ind.; Lt. Donald Landgrebe, San Francisco, Calif., and Neal Landgrebe, of LaPorte. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Siegert, of Wauwatosa, Wisc. One son, William Paul Landgrebe, of the U. S. Navy, was killed Feb. 2, 1938. Private memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the LePell funeral home, 53 Monroe street, with the Rev. Clyde Lininger, of LaPorte, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home Friday evening and from 4 p. m. to 9 p. m. Saturday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 10, 1950; Volume 23, Number 211, Page 1, Column 6

LANDGREBE, Paul
Birth: 12 - 15 - 1853
Death: 8 - 5 - 1929
Notes: Father; Cook County, Illinois, marriage records indicate that Paul Landgrebe married Anna Yess on January 28, 1874.
Obituary: WELL KNOWN FARMER DIES -- Paul Landgrebe, 77, and for nearly half a century a resident of Porter county, passed away Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home, 1060 West street. Mr. Landgrebe had been in failing health since last February and bedfast for the past three weeks. Decedent was born in Germany on December 15, 1852, and when a year old his parents migrated to America. He came to Porter county 45 years ago and retired from the activity of rural life in 1921. One year later he moved to the home on West street. Mrs. Landgrebe passed away on July 12 last and surviving are one son, John F. of Stillwell and a daughter, Anna Siegert, of Wauwatosa, Wis. John Landgrebe of Valparaiso is brother and Elizabeth Marks of Blue Island, a sister. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, standard time, at Immanuel Lutheran church of which he was a member, Rev. George Schutes officiating, burial to be made at Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 6, 1929; Volume 3, Page 3, Column 7

LENBURG, Arthur
Birth: 6 - 25 - 1901
Death: 9 - 10 - 1904
Notes: Arthur Lenburg is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Arthur Lenburg was born on June 25, 1901, in Indiana, and died on September 10, 1904, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of three years. Father is listed as Claus Lenburg. Mother is listed as Mary Skinner.

LENBURG, Arthur Earl
Birth: 1 - 26 - 1925
Death: 3 - 14 - 1978
Notes: Son of Truman J. Lenburg and Clara Annette (Bull) Lenburg; born in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Hines, Cook County, Illinois.

LENBURG, Clara Annette (Bull)
Birth: 5 - 4 - 1889
Death: 6 - 9 - 1926
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Clara Lemburg was born on May 4, 1889, in Indiana, and died on June 9, 1926, at the Chistian Hospital in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 37 years. Spouse is listed as Thurman Lemburg. Father is listed as George Bull, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Elma Skinner, who was born in Indiana.

LENBURG, Claus Charles
Birth: 5 - 4 - 1852
Death: 3 - 7 - 1939
Notes: Father; born in Denmark and died in Porter County, Indiana; son of Claus Lenburg and Christina (Rohwer) Lenburg; husband of Mary Ann (Skinner) Lenburg.
Obituary: DEATH CLAIMS C. LENBURG, 86 -- Resident of Porter County For 70 Years Dies Late Tuesday Night -- Claus Lenbug, age 86 years, residing southwest of the city, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock following an extended illness. He was born in Denmark on May 4, 1852, and had been a resident of Porter county for seventy years. For many years he was engaged in farming. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Skinner, who preceded him in death twenty-two years ago. Surviving are one son, Truman Lenburg, and one daughter Leta, both of Valparaiso; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday aftenoon at 2 o'clock at the LePell & Son funeral home on Monroe street, conducted by Rev. C. M. Smail of the Christian church, of which the decedent was a member. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell & Son funeral home from Thursday noon until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 8, 1939; Volume 12, Page 2, Column 3

LENBURG, Mary Ann (Skinner)
Birth: 6 - 3 - 1858
Death: 7 - 25 - 1917
Notes: Mother; wife of Claus Charles Lenburg. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Maryan Lenburg was born June 3, 1858, in Indiana, and died on July 25, 1917, in Porter County, Indiana. Spouse is listed as Charles Lenburg. Father is listed as Frum Skinner, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Sarah Johnson, who was born in Virginia.

LENBURG, Ralph
Birth: 12 - 2 - 1913
Death: 6 - 2 - 1962
Notes: Son of Truman J. Lenburg and Clara Annette (Bull) Lenburg; born and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Viola (Yenna) Lenburg..
Obituary: RALPH LENBURG -- Ralph Lenburg, 48, RR 1, Valparaiso, died earlier today at Porter Memrial hospital after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 2. 1913, in Valparaiso, the son of Truman and Clara (Bull) Lenburg and married Viola Yenna, who survives. Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Cosgrove, Dallas, Tex.; three grandchildren; five brothers, Robert, Theodore, Harold and Arthur of Valparaiso and Leroy, of Indianapolis; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Clites, Valparaiso. He was a lifelong resident of Valparaiso and was employed as a carpenter at Suburban Homes, Inc. He served in the US Army from 1943 to 1945, was a member of Charles Pratt American Legion Post 94, the Loyal Order of Moose 1327 and a member of Carpenter's Union Local 1873. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Warren Anderson, officiating. Burial will follow in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Monday until the hour of services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 2, 1962; Volume 35, Number 281, Page 3, Column 8

LENBURG, Ross
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 14 - 1901
Notes: Ross Lenburg is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ross Lenburg was born in Indiana and died on March 14, 1901, in Washington Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of four years, six months, and five days. Father is listed as Charles Lenburg. Mother is listed as Mary Skinner.

LENBURG, Theodore
Birth: 6 - 7 - 1915
Death: 2 - 2 - 1978
Notes: Son of Truman J. Lenburg and Clara Annette (Bull) Lenburg; born in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

LENBURG, Truman Josephus
Birth: 7 - 24 - 1884
Death: 5 - 8 - 1961
Notes: Husband of Clara Annette (Bull) Skinner.
Obituary: LENBURG SERVICES -- Services for Truman Lenburg, 76, of MR 1, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Percy Thomas, First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Wednesday noon until services. Born July 24, 1884, in Boone Grove, he was the son of Claus and Mary Ann (Skinner) Lenburg. He married Clara Bull on June 26, 1907, in Valparaiso. He formerly was employed by Bell Telephone company in Gary, Gary Railways and McGill Manufacturing company. He was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are six sons: Robert, Ralph, Theodore, Harold and Arthur, of Valparaiso, and Leroy, of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Clites of Valparaiso,; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Walter Marcinkowski of Valparaiso. His wife and three brothers preceded him in death.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 9, 1961; Volume 34, Number 261, Page 6, Column 5

LENBURG, Viola (Yenna)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1915
Death: 0 - 0 - 2005
Notes: Daughter of Harry Yenna and Ida May Yenna; wife of Ralph Lenburg.

LEWIS, Benajah
Birth: 9 - 18 - 1814
Death: 6 - 21 - 1891
Notes: 76y,9m,3d; born in Steuben County, New York and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; son of Reuben Lewis and Catherine (Gibbs) Lewis; husband of Caroline (Williams) Lewis.

LEWIS, Caroline (Williams)
Birth: 2 - 21 - 1827
Death: 2 - 1 - 1899
Notes: Born in New York; wife of Benajah Lewis.
Obituary: Valparaiso. -- Mrs. Caroline Lewis residing near Bull's Eye lake, died Wednesday afternoon after a long illness aged 75 years.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; February 4, 1899; Volume 15, Number 43, Page 5, Column 2

LONGLEY, F. D. (Alphaus)
Birth: 1 - 4 - 1802
Death: 8 - 6 - 1860
Notes: 58y,7m,2d

LONGLEY, John R.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1834 [estimated birth date]
Death: 1 - 23 - 1886
Notes: 52y
Obituary: BY THE BULLET ROUTE. John Longley, In a Fit of Insanity, Shuffles off This Mortal Coil, After Firing Three Shots, Hits Himself Once And Expires Inside of Three Hours. Last Saturday at three o'clock, p. m. John Longley, sometimes called "The Woodville Poet," living about three quarters of a mile west of Woodville, shot himself in the forehead, expiring after two hours of suffering. For the past seventeen months Mr. Longley has been subject to fits of melancholy, brought on by two causes. Previous to that time he had drank considerably, and was on the habit of getting on protracted sprees. His daughter whom he seemed to think much of, died. Longley then stopped drinking, and made a vow that should he ever drink again, he would kill himself. Since that time he faithfully abstained from liquor, but his mind continually dwelt on his dead daughter. The cravings of appetite and the loss of his daughter, made sad have with his naturally morbid nature, and at times he was really insane. Besides these causes, he had considerable trouble with neighbors. this state of affairs kept growing worse, until at last, the unfortunate man determined to kill himself. Some time ago he had told his wife that he was going to die soon, and asked her what became of one who killed himself. She answered, by quoting a passage in the Bible. Subsequent to that time his talk led Mrs. Longley to believe that her husband might commit some kind of crime against himself or others, and she went to such neighbors as had weapons, and forbid them lending them to her husband. But notwithstanding these precautions he got a revolver from a German neighbor, Mr. -------, who had not been notified, and did not know the condition of Longley. On getting the weapon, he said something had been killing his chickens, and he wanted to kill it. He got the weapon last Wednesday, and then seemed to bend all his energies toward getting a number of neighbors to his house. Thursday he wished his wife to invite a neighbor to stay all night at their house, but she objected because they had no sleeping accommodations. A short time after Longley went to Woodville, stopping at the store. While there, he burst out crying, without any apparent cause. Saturday he went to Henry Seivers to get him to come and cut some wood. This was in the morning. Seivers having other work, said he could not come, but Longley insisted so hard, that he finally came just before dinner. After sawing until nearly thee o'clock Longley called him into the house. He sat down for some minutes in the sitting room, with Mr. and Mrs. Longley and the children. Mrs. Longley had occasion to leave the room, when her husband stepped into an adjoining bed room, and laid down on the floor. Mrs. L. on returning, stepped to the bed-room door to ask her husband to come and lay down on the lounge by the fire. Just as she opened the door, a shot was fired, the bullet hitting the door. The young man Seivers, at that became frightened and ran out of the house. Then Mrs. Longley, frightened too, ran with the children out doors. Just as they got outside two more shots followed in quick succession. The young man then went around to the room where Longley was and saw him laying on the floor, and writhing in the agonies of death. The neighbors were called in, and physicians summoned. The first shot fired did not strike him, one of the last two struck him in the forehead. He lived two hours, expiring at 5 o'clock, never uttering a word after entering the bed-room. The coroner was notified, and held inquest, as his verdict Suicide. The funeral occured on Tuesday Jan 26th.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; January 28, 1886; Volume 2, Number 28, Page 1, Column 6

LONGLEY, Morgan Corel
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1867 [estimated birth date]
Death: 11 - 2 - 1867
Notes: 8m; son of John and Emily.

LONGSHORE, Arthur L.
Birth: 9 - 15 - 1858
Death: 5 -- 1859
Notes: Son of George W. Longshore and Mary Annett (Bull) Longshore.
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LONGSHORE, Kate "Kittie" L.
Birth: 1 - 31 - 1860
Death: 7 - 9 - 1878
Notes: 18y,5m,9d; Daughter of George W. Longshore and Mary Annett (Bull) Longshore; headstone is broken and illegible.
Obituary 1: DIED. -- LONGSHORE. - At the residence of her father in Valparaiso, July 9th, at 8 o'clock P.M., Miss. Kittie L. Longshore, aged 18 years and 5 months. || Obituary 2: Funeral of Miss Katie Longshore. Obituaries are usually overdrawn. The virtues of the deceased are greatly magnified, and if poor qualities there were, they seldom appear in a death notice. So much is this the case that when a person whose life is so near perfect, as was the subject of this sketch, dies, it is hardly possible to do justice, for the phrases that would express the truth have become common to almost every obituary. Katie was taken ill about the first of February while at Chicago, and after being brought home continued to grow gradually worse until last week, when her sufferings ended in death. We are sure of striking a responsive chord in many hearts when we say that she was an extraordinary person, possessing as much of what is termed as goodness as any we ever knew. During her illness she anticipated death and resignedly made all necessary preparations. She desired Rev. L. C. Buckles to preach the funeral sermon, selecting the appropriate passage "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." She selected the persons to array her body for the coffin and appointed the place of burial. As dissolution approached she bade her parents, brothers and friends good-bye and passed away so quietly that the exact period of death could harldy be told. Mr. Longshore then telegraphed to Rev. L. C. Buckles at Michigan City but the operator was unable to find him, although every effort was made. The funeral service took place Thursday afternoon from the M. E. church. It was conducted by Dr. Wm. Graham, who was assisted by Rev. R. Beer and Elder E. S. Riley after which mourning friends attended the body to its last resting place, in the Kimball grave yard. A convincing proof of Katie's estimable qualities may be found in the constant attention received from neighbors and friends during illness, and the beautiful floral offerings presented as burial decorations, among which were a cross and wreath by Miss Rebecca Batholomew; a cross and other flowers by Mrs. Don A. Salyer, who, assisted by others, decorated the church for the service; an anchor by Mrs. Dr. Beer; a cross and wreath by Miss Josie Pierce, and a large cross by Mrs. E. L. Whitcomb, which was left in the coffin, being arranged to represent "Clinging to the Cross." Mr. and Mrs. Longshore desire us to express their heartfelt thanks for the untiring kindness shown during sickness and death, and especially to Mrs. T. H. Patrick, Mrs. D. S. White, Mrs. R. Bell, Mrs. E. L. Whitcomb, Mrs. H. Dalson and Mrs. S. Hiser; also to Miss Lizzie Babcock, Maggie Beer and Lizzie Holler, who came every day to visit and cheer the sick girl; also to Mrs. T. G. Miller for grapes and other fruit so kindly presented, and to those who accompanied the procession so far to the tomb.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 11, 1878; Volume 22, Number 28, Page 3, Column 9 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 18, 1878; Volume 22, Number 29, Page 3, Column 9

LOUX, Abraham
Birth: 1 - 31 - 1803
Death: 2 - 4 - 1850
Notes: 47y,4d; husband of [1] Mary (Townsend) Loux and [2] Rebecca (Tew) Loux.
Obituary: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has taken out letters of administration on the estate of Abram Loux, late of Porter co., deceased. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all who have claims against it are notified to present them duly authenticated for settlement. The estate is supposed to be insolvent. -- REBECCA LOUX, Administratorix.
Obituary Source: Practical Observer, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 31, 1852; Volume 3, Number 44, Page 3, Column 1

LOUX, Anna Blanche
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 1876
Notes: Daughter of Charles and ?; headstone is broken.

LOUX, Rebecca (Tew)
Birth: 11 - 27 - 1800
Death: 10 - 21 - 1876
Notes: 75y,10m,24d; daughter of William Tew and Susannah (Barton) Tew; Rebecca Tew was first married to Ephraim Kinney Townsend, who died in 1827 in Sandusky, Sandusky County, Ohio. Rebecca then married Abrahan Loux, who was the widow of Mary Townsend, Ephraim's sister.

LOWE, Harry G.
Birth: 7 - 16 - 1883
Death: 1 - 21 - 1951
Notes: Husband of Susan J. Lowe. Obituary: Harry G. Lowe, Retired Realtor, Dies Here Sunday -- Harry G. Lowe, 67, retired Valparaiso and Porter county real estate dealer, died Sunday afternoon at his home, RFD 4, Valparaiso, after an extended illness. He had suffered from a cardiac condition. The decedent was born in Baltimore, Md., July 16, 1883, and came to Valparaiso in 1932. Surviving are the widow, Susan J. Lowe, RFD 4, Valparaiso, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Norman Koepke, Forest Park, Ill., and Mrs. Kenneth Stanton, Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday at the LePell funeral home, 53 Monroe, with the Rev. Herman E. Meyer, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home from 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. Tuesday, and up until time of services Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 22, 1951; Volume 24, Number 169, Page 1, Column 2

LOWE, Susan J.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1879
Death: 0 - 0 - 1962
Notes: Wife of Harry G. Lowe.

LUTES, August Oakley
Birth: 1 - 21 - 1884
Death: 10 - 21 - 1961
Obituary: A. OAKLEY LUTES -- A. Oakley Lutes, age 77, RFD 5, a graduate of Valparaiso University and a former salesman for the Lantz Manufacturing company of this city, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday in Porter Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Columbia county, Pennsylvania, Jan. 21, 1884, he was the son of Daniel T. and Elizabeth (Emery) Lutes. On June 5, 1906, in Valparaiso, he married Edith Dillingham who preceded him in death in 1951. Lutes was graduated from Valparaiso University in 1906. He taught school in Montana for several years. He then resided i Forty Fort, Pa., from 1924 until 1939, when he moved to Valparaiso area. He was a member of the First Methodist church. Surviving are one son, Oakley D., Jackson, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Miriam Rusbar, Forty Fort, Mrs. Grace Frick, Doylestown, Pa., and Mrs. Edith Gaines, Valparaiso; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two bothers, Dr. Emory Lutes, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Herman M. Lutes, Stillwater, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Laubach, Sunbury, Pa. He was preceded in death by one brother and a sister. Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. William E. Hughes, First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Saturday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 13, 1961, Volume 35, Number 86, Page 6, Column 2

LUTES, Edith H. (Dillingham)
Birth: 3 - 1 - 1883
Death: 4 - 25 - 1951
Obituary: Obituary 1: Mrs. A. O. Lutes Dies Unexpectedly Late In Evening -- Mrs. Edith Dillingham Lutes, 68, wife of A. Oakley Lutes, died at 11:05 p. m. Wednesday at Porter Memorial hospital. Death was unexpected as she was stricken only a few hours before her removal to the hospital. The Lutes family home is at 54 Jefferson. A daughter of Isaac W. and Patience (Proseus) Dillingham, the decedent was born March 1, 1883, at Wauhob lake, in Liberty township, Porter county. On June 5, 1906, she was united in marriage to A. Oakley Lutes. Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Edith Gaines, Valparaiso; Mrs. Grace Frick, Doylestown, Pa., and Mrs. Miriam Rusbar, Forty Fort, Pa.; one son, Oakley D. Lutes, Jackson, Mich.; one brother, Warren L. Dillingham, RFD 5, Valparaiso, and one sister, Mrs. William E. Morthland, RFD 5, Valparaiso. Four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hanrahan, Mrs. Pearl Phares, Mrs. Grace Anderson and Mrs. Mildred Kuntz, and two brothers, Myron and Delos Dillingham, preceded her in death. Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Bartholomew funeral home, 102 Monroe, with the Rev. Harvey J. Kieser, of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, in Liberty township. Friends may call at the Bartholomew funeral home from 2 p. m. Friday and until time of services Saturday. Obituary 2: Conduct Final Rites For Mrs. A. O. Lutes -- Memorial services for Mrs. A. O. Lutes, who died April 25, were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Bartholomew funeral home, 102 Monroe street, with the Rev. Harvey J. Kieser, of the First Methodist church, officiating. Mrs. Walter Hathaway was organist. Pallbearers were Wallace Hanrahan, Leonard and Paul Dillingham, Jack Morthland, Zane Phares and Allen Anderson, all nephews. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 26, 1951, Volume 24, Number 249, Page 6, Column 2 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 26, 1951, Volume 24, Number 252, Page 3, Column 2

MACMULLEN, Manson
Birth: 1 - 20 - 1844 (1848?)
Death: 7 - 21 - 1919
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mason McMullin was born on January 20, 1848, in Canada, and died on July 21, 1919, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 71 years. Father is listed as Daniel McMullin, who was born in Canada. Mother is listed as Mary Sheahon, who was born in Ireland.


MALONY, Harry Arthur
Birth: 8 - 21 - 1886
Death: 12 - 12 - 1958
Obituary: HARRY A. MALONY -- Harry Arthur Malony, 72, RFD 5, Hillcrest Park, former employe of the Continental-Diamond Fibre corporation, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in Porter Memorial hospital after a two years' illness. He was born in Walnut, Ia., Aug. 21, 1886, the son of William and Eva (Kincaid) Malony. On Dec. 11, 1912, at Great Falls, Mont., he married May Murray. Malony was employed by the Continental-Diamond Fibre corporation for 23 years prior to his illness. Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Paul Kassanits, Valparaiso; two sons, Harry, Jr., Chesterton, and William, Seelyville, Ind.; sister, Mrs. William St. Clair, Valparaiso; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter and one son. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. C. D. Flood, Calvary Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 13, 1958; Volume 32, Number 136, Page 2, Column 5

MALONY, Lucile Mae
Birth: 12 - 28 - 1919
Death: 9 - 10 - 1936
Notes: Daughter
Obituary: HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DIES IN HOSPITAL -- Miss Lucille Mae Malony, age 16 years, a senior in the Valparaiso high school, died this morning at 2:45 o'clock in Christian hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. She was taken ill four days ago. The decedent was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maloney, of Vale Park, and was born in Montana, December 28, 1919. Surviving besides the parents are four brothers, Harry Jr., William, June and Ralph, all living at home. She was a member of the Valparaiso Baptist church. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, East time, at the Bartholomew chapel on Washington street, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Ryerse. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter Co., Indiana; September 10, 1936; Volume 10, Page 1, Column 7

MALONY, May A. (Murray)
Birth: 5 - 24 - 1894
Death: 3 - 27 - 1967
Obituary: MRS. HARRY MALONY -- Services for Mrs. Harry A. (May M.) Maloney, 72, RFD 5, who died at 1:12 p.m. Monday at Porter Memorial hospital, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. R. Dean Wisehart, Calvary Baptist church, will officiate with burial in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Born May 24, 1894 in Stockett, Mont., she was the daughter of James B. and Clara (Seal) Murray. She was married to Harry A. Malony, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul Kessanits, Valparaiso; two sons, Harry A., Chesterton, and William M., Terre Haute; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence Murray, Great Falls, Mont. Mrs. Murray had been a resident of Porter county since 1924, coming from Montana.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 28, 1967; Volume 40, Number 225, Page 6, Columns 1 and 2

MALONY, Ralph James
Birth: 1 - 21 - 1929
Death: 8 - 9 - 1944
Notes: Son
Obituary: R. J. Malony Dies Tuesday -- Ralph James Malony 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Malony, Hillcrest, Flint Lake, died at the Wesley Memorial hospital, Chicago, yesterday afternoon at 2:30. He had been ill for about 4 months. The decedent was born Jan. 21, 1929, at Valparaiso. A freshman at Valparaiso high school, he had resided here all his life. In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, Harry, Jr., of Porter, and William, of Three Oaks, Mich.; one sister, June of Valparaiso, an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William St. Clair, of Valparaiso, and a maternal grandmother, aunt and uncle who reside in Montana. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday, at the Bartholomew chapel with the Rev. W. W. Barndollar of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the family home, Hillcrest, from 1 p. m. Thursday until 9:30 a. m., Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 9, 1944; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 3

MALONY, William Fulton
Birth: 7 - 6 - 1850
Death: 6 - 15 - 1931
Notes: William Fulton Malony was born in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, and died at 303 Michigan Avenue, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana Obituary: Obituary 1: W. F. MALONY DEATH VICTIM -- William F. Malony, aged 81 years, died Monday night at ten o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William St. Clair, 303 Michigan avenue. He had been ill one year. He was born in Washington, Ind., July 6, 1850. Practically all of his life had been spent in Porter county. His wife preceded him in death 38 years ago. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. William St. Clair of this city, and a son, Harry Malony, of Valparaiso, besides Arthur A. Hughart, a half brother and Mrs. S. E. Collins, a half sister, both of this city. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the St. Clair home. Interment ill be in Kimball cemetery. || Obituary 2: WM. MALONEY FUNERAL HELD -- Funeral services were held for William Maloney, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home William St. Clair. Rev. C. W. Wharton conducted the rites, which were well attended. Mesdames C. W. Nixon and Seth Unruh were the singers. The pallbearers were Arthur Hanrahan, John Collins, Pierce Hughart, L. T. Campbell, Ed Keene and Elmer Keene. Interment was in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 16, 1931; Volume 4, Page 3, Column 4 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 18, 1931; Volume 4, Page 3, Column 1

MARQUART, Dorothy Arletta
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1925
Death: 0 - 0 - 1926
Notes:

MARQUART, Frederick
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1898
Death: 0 - 0 - 1898
Notes: Son of Henry Marquart and Lucinda (Biggs) Marquart.

MARQUART, Helen
Birth: 5 - 6 - 1922
Death: 6 - 6 - 1922
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Helen Marquart was born on May 6, 1922, in Indiana, and died on June 6, 1922, in Union Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of one month. Father is listed as Henry Marquardt, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Helena Robinson, who was born in Indiana.

MARQUART, Helena B. (Robinson)
Birth: 3 - 0 - 1883
Death: 12 - 31 - 1948
Obituary: Wheeler Vicinity Resident Dies At PMH Early Today -- Mrs. Helena Marquart, 65 of near Wheeler, died at about 5 a. m. today at Porter Memorial hospital. The decedent was born in Germany and came to the United States at the age of three. She has been a resident of Porter county since coming to this country. In 1904 she was married to Henry Marquart, who died in 1923. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Anna Buchfuehrer of Hobart, Mrs. Bess Wood of Deep River, Mrs. Mary Piske of Wheeler, Mrs. Ellen McKinley of Valparaiso; a son, John, Wheeler; a sister, Mrs. Mary Schrum, of Hanna, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Pflughoeft chapel, Hobart. The Rev H. L. Adams will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery, Liberty township.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 31, 1948; Volume 22, Number 151, Page 1, Column 7

MARQUART, Henry
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1869
Death: 12 - 17 - 1923
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Henry Marquart was born on May 7, 1869, in Indiana, and died on December 17, 1923, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 54 years. Spouse is listed as Helen. Father is listed as John Marquart, who was born in Germany. Mother is listed as Mary Miller, who was born in Germany.

MARQUART, John C.
Birth: 11 - 14 - 1912
Death: 11 - 12 - 1971
Notes: Son of Henry Marquart and Helena B. (Robinson) Marquart.
Obituary: JOHN MARQUART -- WHEELER -- John Marquart, 58, Rt. 2, Hobart, a lifelong resident of the Wheeler area, died Friday at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was a retired employe of the Gary Sheet and Tin Mill after 33 years of service and was a member of United Steelworkers Local No. 1066, Farm Bureau Co-Op of Porter County, Pioneer Pony Harness Racing Association and United States Trotting Association. He was the son of Henry and Helena Marquart. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. William (Anna) Buchfuehrer, Hobart, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Piske, Valparaiso, Mrs. Emil (Ruth) Peterson, Rhinelander, Wis., and Mrs. Paul (Ellen) McHenry, Hobart; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Jones and Frum Hobart Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Nelson O. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. today and from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 13, 1971; Volume 45, Number 112, Page 6, Column 4

MARQUART, Lucinda (Biggs)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1874
Death: 11 - 15 - 1898
Notes: Date of death inferred from published obituary; daughter of Jonathan Biggs and Emeline S. (Phares) Biggs; wife of Henry Marquart.
Obituary: CHESTERTON CHIPS -- Mrs. Henry Marquardt, of Wheeler, died Tuesday of consumption. She was 23 years old, and leaves a husband and one child. The funeral was held at the St. Clair school house Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; November 19, 1898; Volume 15, Number 32, Page 1, Column 5

MARQUART, Ross N.
Birth: 5 - 4 - 1896
Death: 0 - 0 - 1928
Notes: Son of Henry Marquart and Lucinda (Biggs) Marquart.

MARSHALL, Benjamin LaFayette
Birth: 9 - 5 - 1885
Death: 12 - 23 - 1913
Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that B. L. Marshall was born on September 5, 1885, in Indiana, and died on December 23, 1913, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 28 years. Spouse is listed as Minerva. Father is listed as Nelson Marshall.
Obituary: Obituary 1: MORTUARY RECORD -- Lafayette Marshall, a prominent young farmer residing in the vicinity of the Phares school in Liberty township, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock, after an extended illness. Pneumonia developed and his weaked condition could not combat it. The deceased was born in Jackson township on Sept. 5, 1885. He was married several years ago to Miss Minerva Hanrahan, who survives him together with a little daughter. He also leaves a mother and brother, George in Philadelphia, two brothers, John and Sam, in Minnesota, one brother, Will, in the Philippines, and three sisters, one in South Bend, McCool and Michigan. The funeral will be held on Christmas day at 1 p. m. from the late home, conducted by Rev. T. J. Bassett, Interment at Kimball's cemetery.
|| Obituary 2: FUNERAL MENTION -- The funeral of Lafayette Marshall was held Christmas afternoon at 1 o'clock from the late home, near Phares school, north of town. A large host of friends and relatives were in attendance, showing the esteem in which the young man was held by those who knew him. Rev. T. J. Bassett, of the M. E. church, of this city, conducted the services. His remarks were replete with words of comfort for the bereaved, and pleas for those of the community who have failed to heed His call. Music was furnished by Miss Joseph Mead, Miss Carrie Mead and Roscoe and Olcott Mead. The pallbearers were Charles Phares, Warren Dillingham, John Wheeler, Truman Lenburg, Myron Dillingham and Charles Anderson. Those in attendance from away were Samuel Marshall, a brother, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. William McCorkle, of McCool, the later a sister, and two sisters, Mrs. Neddo, of South Bend, and Mrs. Maxim, or Argos, Ind. The interment was at Kimball cemetery. || Obituary 2: A large number of friends and neighbors attended the funeral of Lafayette Marshall at the family home on Christmas day at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Marshall and little daughter have the sympathy of the whole community in the sad death and loss of their husband and father. Mr. Marshall was a young man of exceptionally good character and worth and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 23, 1913 || Obituary 2: The Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; circa December 26, 1913 || Obituary 2: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; January 1, 1913; Volume 30, Number 41, Page 3

MCCORKEL, Robert E.
Birth: 12 - 9 - 1878
Death: 4 - 11 - 1879
Notes: Son of Joseph Thomas McCorkel and Lois Letitia (Cole) McCorkel; headstone is illegible.

MCQUISTON, Adelia I. (Sheets)
Birth: 7 - 22 - 1876
Death: 2 - 18 - 1894
Notes: Daughter of Sylvester Clark Sheets and Louisa Margaret (Scofield) Sheets, birth and death took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife ofJohn P. McQuiston.

MILLER,
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 0 - 1881
Obituary: THE COUNTY. NORTH-WEST CENTER. -- Mrs. Miller, of Liberty township, died last week and was buried in the Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 14, 1881; Volume 25, Number 11, Page 1, Column 2

MILLER, Mary
Birth: 9 - 10 - 1833
Death: 10 - 1 - 1917
Notes: Mary Miller is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary Miller was born on September 10, 1833, in Pennsylvania, and died on October 1, 1917, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 84 years. Spouse listed as Zero Miller. Father is listed as John Margrat, who was born in New Jersey.

MONEYPENNY, Anna (McConnell)
Birth: 10 - 21 - 1857
Death: 12 - 4 - 1944
Notes: Daughter of John and Jane McConnell; born in New York, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife of William Moneypenny.

MONEYPENNY, Catherine Elizabeth
Birth: 8 - 25 - 1943
Death: 1 - 10 - 1979
Notes: Daughter of John Edward Moneypenny and Mary Magdeline (Graham) Moneypenny; birth and death took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

MONEYPENNY, John Edward "Jack"
Birth: 4 - 2 - 1902
Death: 1 - 19 - 1965
Notes: Son of William Moneypenny and Anna (McConnell) Moneypenny; born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

MONEYPENNY, Mary Madeline "Madge" (Graham)
Birth: 1 - 7 - 1905
Death: 12 - 20 - 1993
Notes: Daughter of Owen Francis Graham and Gertrude Sybil (Koebbeman) Graham; born in Tampico, Witeside County, Illinois, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife of John Edward Moneypenny.

MONEYPENNY, Owen William
Birth: 1 - 7 - 1930
Death: 8 - 20 - 2003
Notes: Husband of Marian Rebecca "Becky" (Dille) Moneypenny.
Obituary: Owen William Moneypenny, of Burns Harbor, died Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at his residence. He was 73. He was born January 7, 1930 in Valparaiso, the son of John Edward and Madge (Graham) Moneypenny, who preceded him in death. On May 4, 1957 in Valparaiso, he married Marian Rebecca Dille, who preceded him in death May 4, 1996. He is survived by two sons, Bill (Ann) Moneypenny of Union Mills and John Moneypenny of Burns Harbor; six daughters, Kathy (Jurgen) Nittner of Westville, Mary (Dwight) Slagenweit of Clarksville, Tenn., Jacqueline (Kevin) Baker of Burns Harbor, Faith (Joey) Lewis-Perry of Clarksville, Tenn., Patricia (Kenneth) Wozniak of Porter and Debi Moneypenny of Chesterton; a sister, Jean (Bob) Jones of Valparaiso, 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Moneypenny and Mary Ahsing and two grandchildren. He was a life-long resident and retired in 1984 from U.S. Steel Gary Works where he employed as a motor inspector. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Burns Harbor Lions Club, Westport Community Club, Auxiliary Policeman for Town of Porter, a member of the F.O.P., and was a volunteer Santa for Porter Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial, Fr. James Meade officiating, is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Interment will be at Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. with Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; August 21, 2003

MONEYPENNY, Marian Rebecca "Becky" (Dille)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 5 - 4 - 1996
Obituary: INDIANA -- Burns Harbor -- Moneypenny, Rebecca (Becky), 64, of Burns Harbor, passed away May 4. She was a prep clerk at Amcorp in Chesterton. Visitation 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Tuesday at the Edmonds Funeral Home, Chesterton. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. Burial at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 7, 1996

MONEYPENNY, William Henry
Birth: 9 - 26 - 1848
Death: 7 - 27 - 1931
Notes: Born in Manchester, County Lancashire, England, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Anna (McConnell) Moneypenny.

MOOKER, Aggie
Birth: 10 - 14 - 1871
Death: 10 - 7 - 1893
Notes: Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries; son of Jacob Mooker and Rebecca (Henry) Mooker; born in Indiana.

MOOKER, Hester A. (Prentice)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1877
Death: 0 - 0 - 1970
Notes: Mother. Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries; daughter of James Alfred Prentice and Pauline Elizabeth(Skinner) Prentice; birth and death took place in Valparaiso, Porter Count, Indiana; wife of John H. Mooker.

MOOKER, Jacob
Birth: 7 - 3 - 1842
Death: 0 - 0 - 1941
Notes: Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries. Jacob Mooker, or "Uncle Jake" Mooker, was the last surviving Civil War veteran in the state of Indiana.
Obituary: Civil War Veteran Mooker Dies, An Old Soldier Finds Peace, DEATH COMES TO AGED HERO EARLY TODAY, Illness of Two Weeks Believed Result of Over-Exertion at Grand Army Encampment, SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED (BY ENG. ZIMMERMAN, Sr.) -- Jacob Mooker, one of Valparaiso's two veterans of the Civil war, which ended 76 years ago, has made his last March. Death came to the 99-year-old soldier patriarch at his home, 556 West Chicago, at 6:50 a. m. today. An illness which gripped him about two weeks ago, believed brought on by excitement and exhaustion resulting from a trip made in middle of September to Columbus, O., where he participated with his buddies in the annual grand encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, was the cause of death. At the Columbus meeting Mooker marched in the parade, refusing opportunities to ride. According to newspaper accounts, the doughty veteran walked the entire route, gaining considerable publicity by his remarkable achievement. Will Be Missed -- Valparaiso citizens will miss the sprightly veteran when future parades are held. On many occasions he led the line of march and always was greeted by cheers. Mooker's death leaves James Doty, of East Lincolnway, who lives with his daughter, Mrs. A. R. Putnam, the only surviving Civil war veteran in Porter county. Doty is 95 years of age. At the time of his death Mooker was serving as commander of the local Chaplain Brown Post, G. A. R., though the active duties of the post were handled by Julius Bornholt, of Sons of Union Verterans. Born in Germany -- The decedent was born in a province in Germany on July 3, 1842. In April, 1848, his father decided to come to America, and he and his family, comprising his wife, and three children, took passage on an old sailing ship bound for the port of Hamilton, Canada. At Hamilton, a cholera epidemic was raging. The mother and one daughter died after contracting the disease. the father, a daughter and the son started for Chicago. The entire trip was made on foot. Arriving in Porter county, near Crooked Creek, in Washington township, the father obtained employment on a farm operated by a man named Shinabarger. When the Pennsylvania railroad was being built through Porter county, the father and son were employed on the grading part of the construction. For their pay they took store orders on Skinner and Starr, Valparaiso merchants. When the road was completed through Valparaiso, they took in lieu of their pay an eighty acre tract in Union township. Enlists in War -- At the outbreak of the Civil war, Mooker enlisted as a private in Company H, 128th Regiment, Indiana infantry, for a period of three years. From that regiment he was transferred to Company D, 18th Regiment of Veterans Reserve Corps, as a musician, and was discharged on Oct. 25, 1865. He participated in a number of major battles and skirmishes. Two of these were Buzzard's Roost and Kenesaw Mountain. The latter engagement was fought on June 27 and 28, 1864. On the second day he was bayonetted and sent to the hospital, where he remained until the following November. He was then sent home to vote for Abraham Lincoln, joining his regiment later at Knoxville, Tenn. At the time Lincoln was shot by J. Wilkes Booth, Mooker was in Washington. With the 18th and 19th Reserve Corps he was sent to hunt Booth. According to Mooker, Booth was killed after he had taken refuge in a barn which was set on fire by the soldiers. Mooker always discounted stories that Booth escaped, declaring that he saw the body of Booth, which was indentified by soldiers who knew him. Joined G. A. R. In '68 -- Mooker joined the first G. A. R. post in Valparaiso in 1868. Later, when he moved to Minnesota to take up a claim in 1896, he joined a post in Park Rapids, Minn. Upon his return to Valparaiso in 1920 he again became affiliated with the local Chaplain Brown Post. Mooker was united in marriage in 1871 to Rebecca Henry. Three children were born to this union, Agnes, who died in 1897; John Mooker, who died on July 23, 1936, and Mrs. Myrtle Ludolph, wife of E. G. Ludolph, of St. Paul Park, Minn., who survives. He also leaves nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Mrs. Mooker died on Jan. 18, 1918. Memorial services will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday at the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street, with Rev. Harold E. Garner, of the Baptist church, officiating. Members of the Sons of Union Veterans will act as pallbearers. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home after 12 noon Saturday and up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 10, 1941; Volume 15, Page 1/Column 5 and Page 2, Columns 2-5

MOOKER, John
Birth: 1 - 6 - 1797
Death: 7 - 6 - 1896
Notes: Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries. Dates on tombstone do not match those reported in obituary
Obituary: CHESTERTON CHIPS -- John Mooker, an old settler living in southwest Liberty township, died last Sunday, at the age of 86 years. He was the father of Jacob Mooker, and highly respected.
Obituary Source: Westchester Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; August 28, 1897; Volume 14, Number 20, Page 5, Column 3

MOOKER, John H.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1874
Death: 7 - 23 - 1936
Notes: Father. Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries; born and died in Indiana; son of Jacob Mooker and Rebecca (Henry) Mooker; husband of Hester A. (Prentice) Mooker.

MOOKER, Mary Alice
Birth: 5 - 10 - 1904
Death: 8 - 31 - 1915
Notes: Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Alice Mooker was born on May 10, 1904, in Indiana, and died on August 31, 1915, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of eleven years. Father is listed as John Mooker, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Egester Prentice, who was born in Indiana.

MOOKER, Rebecca
Birth: 10 - 28 - 1848 (6 - 17 - 1841?)
Death: 1 - 18 - 1918
Notes: Surname incorrectly spelled as MOCKER in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society index of Liberty Township cemeteries. Wife of Jacob Mooker. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Rebecca Mooker was born on June 17, 1841, in Ohio, and died on January 18, 1918, in Porter County, Indiana. Spouse is listed as Jacob Mooker. Father is listed as William Henry, who was born in Virginia. Mother is listed as Susan Wise, who was born in Ohio.

MOORE, Calvin Byron
Birth: 1 - 4 - 1866
Death: 5 - 22 - 1936
Notes:
Obituary: CALVIN MOORE DIES AT HOME IN CROCKER -- Calvin Moore, age 70 years, died Friday night at 12:30 o'clock at his home near Crocker. He was born near Boone Grove Jan. 4, 1866, and had been a resident of Porter county all his life with the exception of five years spent in Gary. Surviving is the widow, Matilda, a half-brother, Eugene Morgan of Valparaiso, and seven children, Arthur Moore, Garyton; Mrs. Henry Brucker, Gary; Mrs. Arthur Pierce, Muskegon, Michigan; Mrs. Fred Hockelberg, Liberty township, and Mrs. Gust Dalke, Valparaiso. Twenty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Memorial services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock daylight savings time at McCool M. E. church. Friends may call at the home Saturday evening until the time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 23, 1936; Volume 9, Page 1, Column 7

MOORE, David H.
Birth: 5 - 16 - 1902
Death: 5 - 12 - 1903
Notes: David H. Moore is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that David H. Moore was born in Indiana and died on May 12, 1903, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of eleven months and twenty-six days. Father is listed as Calvin B. Moore. Mother is listed as Johnson.

MOORE, Ira Edward
Birth: 10 - 15 - 1894
Death: 6 - 1 - 1940
Notes: Indiana, Private 1st Class, 9 SN. TN. 9th Division; son of Calvin Byron Moore and Matilda Mary (Johnson) Moore; born in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Paw Paw, Muskegon County, Michigan.
Obituary 1: RESIDENT OF COUNTY FOUND DEAD IN MICH. -- A body of a man recovered from a river near Paw Paw, Mich., last Saturday by Van Buren county, Michigan, authorities has been identified as that of Ira Edward Moore, age 50, residing on Valparaiso R. R. 4. This was the information received by Sheriff Freeman Lane from the sheriff of Paw Paw. According to Paw Paw accounts the man fell off a Pere Marquette railroad freight train into the river. Identification was made through finger prints sent by Paw Paw authorities to the bureau of identification at Washington, D. C., according to word received by Sheriff Lane. The man was described as five feet, seven inches tall, and weighing 150 pounds. Sheriff Lane contacted a Moore family member living near Wheeler but was unable to learn anything of the dead man nor his past life. The local official is still endeavoring to ascertain if relative of Moore reside in the county. He requests that any person having information concerning Moore to call him at once. || Obituary 2: RELATIVES OF IRA E. MOORE ARE LOCATED -- Relatives of Ira Edward Moore, age 50, formerly of Valapraiso R. R. 4 whose body was found in a river near Paw Paw, Mich., last Saturday, after he had fallen off a Pere Marquette freight train were located Tuesday afternoon by Sheriff Freeman Lane after an investigation made at the request of Paw Paw authorities. Arthur Moore, a brother, and Mrs. Henry Brucker, a sister now living in Gary, were contacted by the sheriff late yesterday. They left at once for Paw Paw to claim the body. The dead man, according to the Gary relatives had been staying with a sister, Mrs. Arthur Pierce, at Muskegon, Mich. Identification of Moore was made through fingerprints sent to the federal bureau of identification at Washington, D. C. || Obituary 3: SERVICES FOR IRA MOORE ARE HELD IN GARY -- Memorial services for Ira Edward Moore, age 45, former Valparaiso man, drowned near Paw Paw, Mich., last Saturday, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Anderson's chapel, in Gary, conducted by Rev. Monroe G. Schuster. Burial was in Kimball cemetery north of Valparaiso. Moore, a world war veteran, was walking across a railroad bridge near Paw Paw which he became confused by an approaching train and lost his balance, falling into the river. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. C. B. Moore or Gary; a son, Michael, and a daughter, Annabella, living in Ohio; a brother, Arthur of Gary, and five sisters, Mrs. H. K. Brucker of Gary, Mrs. Fred Hockelberg of Woodville, Ind., Mrs. Grace Dalke of Valparaiso, Mrs. Olander Johnson of Chesterton, and Mrs. Arthur Pierce of Muskegon, Mich.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messgenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 4, 1940; Volume 13, Page 1, Column 4 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messgenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 5, 1940; Volume 13, Page 1, Column 4 || Obituary 3: The Vidette-Messgenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 6, 1940; Volume 13, Page 2, Column 3

MOORE, Matilda Mary (Johnson)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1865
Death: 3 - 31 - 1941
Obituary: Memorial Service For Matilda Moore Is Held Wednesday -- Memorial services for Mrs. Matilda Moore, who died Monday morning in Mercy hospital, Gary, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her son, Arthur Moore, in Garyton. The rites were largely attended and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. Rev. Wesley A. Samuelson, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church of Hobart, officiated, and the pallbearers were Gust Dalke, Olander Johnson, Fred Hockelberg, Arthur Pierce and Henry Brucker, all sons-in-law, and Henning Johnson. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso. Mrs. Moore resided with a granddaughter, Miss Ann Johnston, in Gary at the time of her death. She had previously lived in Valparaiso, Chesterton and McCool. Five daughters and one son, 24 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 3, 1941; Volume 14, Page 2, Column 3

MOTT, Eunice
Birth: 3 - 30 - 1784
Death: 4 - 24 - 1856
Notes: Wife of Samuel Mott.

MOTT, Jane
Birth: 3 - 22 - 1818
Death: 3 - 26 - 1850
Notes: 32y,4d

MOTT, Samuel Jr.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 1 - 11 - 1871

MOTTINGER, Eugene Lewis
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 0 - 0 - 0000
Notes: No tombstone. Eugene Lewis Mottinger is the son of Arthur Lewis Mottinger and Lorena Algaretta (Webb) Mottinger. Eugene's ashes are reportedly buried in an urn located at the base of Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb's tombstone. Eugene lived on day. Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb is Eugene's maternal grandmother. This information was obtained in a personal interview of Faye Horner on June 30, 2004, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, by Steven R. Shook.

MOTTINGER, Lorena Algaretta (Webb)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1874
Death: 4 - 2 - 1937
Notes: No tombstone. Lorena Algaretta (Webb) Mottinger is the daughter of Charles Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb. Lorena's ashes are reportedly buried in an urn located at the base of Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb's tombstone. This information was obtained in a personal interview of Faye Horner on June 30, 2004, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, by Steven R. Shook.
Obituary: FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES -- Word has been received of the death at Akron, Ohio, of Mrs. Retta Webb Mottinger, who died Thursday evening at 6:45 o'clock after several months' illness. Mrs. Mottinger was a former resident of Valparaiso but has lived for the past several years in Akron, Ohio. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing, two young daughters, Misses Neva and Verna. G. S. Horner of this city left this morning to attend the funeral services to be held in Akron. He is a cousin of the deceased.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 2, 1937; Volume 10, Page 2, Column 8

MOTTINGER, Neva Geraldine
Birth: 1 - 4 - 1898
Death: 2 - 0 - 1947
Notes: No tombstone. Neva Geraldine Mottinger is the daughter of Arthur Lewis Mottinger and Lorena Algaretta (Webb) Mottinger. Neva's ashes are reportedly buried in an urn located at the base of Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb's tombstone. Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb is Neva's maternal grandmother. This information was obtained in a personal interview of Faye Horner on June 30, 2004, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, by Steven R. Shook.

MOTTINGER, Verna Algaretta
Birth: 5 - 3 - 1900
Death: 1 - 24 - 1952
Notes: No tombstone; born in Naperville, Will County, Illinois, and died in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. Neva Algaretta Mottinger is the daughter of Arthur Lewis Mottinger and Lorena Algaretta (Webb) Mottinger. Verna's ashes are reportedly buried in an urn located at the base of Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb's tombstone. Mary Elizabeth (Horner) Webb is Verna's maternal grandmother. Verna was divorced from Alfred Robinson. This information was obtained in a personal interview of Faye Horner on June 30, 2004, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, by Steven R. Shook.
Obituary: Local Man's Cousin Succumbs In Colorado -- Word was received here today by G. S. Horner, 308 Institute, of the death of his cousin, Miss Verna Mottinger, at Denver, Colo. Miss Mottinger had visited Valparaiso on numerous occasions. Mrs. Wayne B. Horney, of Crown Point, daughter of Mr. Horner, left for Denver to attend the rites set for Monday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 25, 1952; Volume 25, Number 172, Page 6, Column 2

MURDEN, Roscoe
Birth: 12 - 7 - 1893
Death: 10 - 22 - 1964
Notes: Born in Denver, Miami County, Indiana, and died in Pine River, Cass County, Minnesota; husband of Sadie (Wheeler) Murden.
Obituary: ROSCO MURDEN -- Roscoe Murden, 70, Pine River, Minn., died at 11 a.m. Thursday. A former resident of Peru, Ind., he was the husband of the former Sadie Wheeler, of Valparaiso, who survives. The body will be shipped to the Wetmore Funeral home where services are pending.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 23, 1964; Volume 38, Number 93, Page 6, Column 8

MURDEN, Sadie (Wheeler)
Birth: 5 - 1 - 1895
Death: 2 - 1 - 1966
Notes: Daughter of Robert Wheeler and Minerva "Minnie" (Zane) Wheeler Rundquist; wife of Roscoe Murden.
Obituary: MRS. ROSCOE MURDEN -- Mrs. Roscoe Murden, 70, 1703 Napoleon, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home. Born May 1, 1895, in Liberty township, she was the the daughter of Robert and Minnie (Zane) Wheeler. On Aug. 28, 1937 in LaPorte, she was married to Roscoe Murden, who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1964. After her marriage, Mrs. Murden resided in Pine River, Minn., moving to Valparaiso following the death of her husband. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Robert Biggs, Valparaiso, with whom she resided; and one brother, Clarence Wheeler, Logansport. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Wetmore Funeral home with Dr. Almon J. Coble, First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 1, 1966; Volume 39, Number 177, Page 6, Column 3

MURDOCK, Florence (Hughart)
Birth: 1 - 17 - 1860
Death: 7 - 31 - 1920
Notes: Wife of James Murdock; Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Florence Murdock was born on January 17, 1860, in Iowa, and died on July 31, 1920, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 60 years. Father is listed as Frank Hughart, who was born in Virginia. Mother is listed as Elizabeth Campbell, who was born in Virginia.

NEELEY, Effenger B.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1899
Death: 0 - 0 - 1901
Notes: Son of John T. Neeley and Victoria Adelaide (Horner) Neeley.

NEELEY, John T.
Birth: 9 - 9 - 1855
Death: 11 - 22 - 1922
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that John W. Neeley was born on September 9, 1855, in Indiana, and died on November 22, 1922, in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 66 years. Father is listed as Robert Neeley, who was born in Pennsylvania. Mother is listed as Narcises Zane, who was born in Ohio.

NEELEY, Pearl Elizabeth
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1904
Death: 0 - 0 - 1904
Notes: Daughter of John T. Neeley and Victoria Adelaide (Horner) Neeley.

NEELEY, Robert
Birth: 3 - 1 - 1822
Death: 2 - 19 - 1908

NEELEY, Victoria Adelaide (Horner)
Birth: 3 - 18 - 1864
Death: 0 - 0 - 1929
Notes:

NELISSEN, Bjorg S.
Birth: 7 - 10- 1924
Death: 11 - 18 - 2000
Obituary: Bjorg S. Nelissen -- Valparaiso -- Bjorg S. Nelissen, 76, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2000. She was born July 10, 1924 in Oslo, Norway, the daughter of Olav & Astriad Liden. She had been a Real Estate Agent Broker for many years in the Valparaiso area at various agencies and was a member of Sons of Norway-Scandiana Lodge 5-600, Duneland Weavers Guild, Indiana Dunes Porcelain Artists and Cener Homemakers Club. On July 19, 1952 in Chicago she married Peter H. Nelissen who survives along with their four sons: Jan (Elizabeth) Nelissen of Valparaiso, Nils (Kathy) Nelissen of TX, Leif Nelissen and Dale Nelissen, both of Valparaiso, IN; one sister, Inger Carlsson of Oslo, Norway; one grandson, Jeremy Nelissen of TX, and her niece and nephew, Torunn and Bjorg Carlsson, both of Oslo. Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory, a memorial visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso with burial of ashes Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Kimball Cemetery across from the family home. Memorials are encouraged to the Arthritis Foundation.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; November 20, 2000

NELISSEN, Clara
Birth: 11 - 7 - 1901
Death: 11 - 30 - 1996
Obituary: Clara Nelissen -- Valparaiso -- Clara Nelissen, 95, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, November 30, 1996 at Fountainview Place Nursing Home in Portage. She was born November 7, 1901 in Solflingen, Germany the daughter of Karl and Dora Ott. She is survived by one son, Peter (Bjorg) Nelissen of Valparaiso; and five grandsons. Cremation will precede private burial of ashes at Kimball Cemetery. Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 1, 1996

NELISSEN, Peter H.
Birth: 8 - 8 - 1922
Death: 6 - 10 - 2010
Obituary: PETER NELISSEN, AUG. 8, 1922 - JUNE 10, 2010 -- Valpo Man Loved Adventure -- Peter Nelissen was an adventuresome spirit who loved to do just about anything, said his son, Jan Nelissen. "Even when he was 86, he would be out riding the four-wheeler, just like everyone else," he said. "It could be a hoot, but sometimes he'd scare us." Peter Nelissen, 87, of Valparaiso, died June 10. He had worked as a mechanical engineer with U.S. Steel Southworks. Nelissen earned a mechanical engineering degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. He was a World War II Army calvary veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bjorg Nelissen, in 2000. Jan Nelissen said the family, which included four kids, moved to a Valparaiso area farm when he was young. "We learned a lot of work ethic," he said. "We worked pretty hard, none of us turned out too badly." Jan Nelissen said his father loved to go on trips with him and his friends. They would head out west to South Dakota, Utah or Montana, to camp and ride in the sand. "He would be right there with us, enjoying the scenery," he said. He loved aviation, and took flying lessons when he was younger. Jan Nelissen said he, his father and a friend built an ultralight airplane together. "He wanted to fly it, but that didn't happen," he said. Jan Nelissen said his parents liked to travel, often to Norway, where Bjorg Nelissen had family, or through Europe. "They were married 48 years, and he loved her deeply," he said. He said he was lucky to have a father that was good at a lot of things and willing to share his knowledge. "I learned a lot about things like electrical work and plumbing," he said. "Things that make me self-sufficient in life."
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; August 8, 2010

NELSON, Grace Rosina (Smith)
Birth: 1 - 23 - 1898
Death: 8 - 8 - 1993
Notes: Grace Rosina (Smith) Nelson is the daughter of Samuel Alexander Smith and Ella (Von Wagoner) Smith, and wife of Hilding Leonard Nelson. Her birth and death both took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

NELSON, Hilding Leonard
Birth: 12 - 15 - 1875
Death: 12 - 28 - 1935
Notes: Indiana Corp, US Army. Hilding was born in Sweden and died in Hines, Cook County, Illinois. He was the husband of Grace Rosina (Smith) Nelson.
Obituary: H. L. NELSON, WAR VETERAN, DIES AT HINES -- Hilding L. Nelson, age 48 years, a veteran of the World War, and a former resident of the Cook's Corners vicinity, died Saturday night in the Hines government hospital at Hines, Ill. He had been ill for a month and two weeks ago was taken to the hospital. He was born in Sweden on Jan. 19, 1887, and for twenty-five years resided near Cook's Corners, just north of the city. For the last two years he was employed in the Gary Works of the Illinois Steel Corporation in Gary. On December 24, 1923, he was united in marriage at Crown Point to Grace Smith, of Cook's Corners, who survives together with five children, Eilamae, Leory, Albert, Marie and Edward; two sisters and one brother living in Michigan, and one brother and two sisters living in Sweden. Memorial services will be held at 2 o'clock at the C. W. Bartholomew and Son chapel on Washington street, conducted by Robert L. Ryerse, of the First Baptist church, with burial in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. Friends may call at the Bartholomew chapel this evening at 7 o'clock up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 30, 1935; Volume 9, Page 2, Column 3

NEWCOME, Juanita (Cooley)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1905
Death: 0 - 0 - 1995
Notes: Wife of William Newcome.

NEWCOME, Francis A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1899
Death: 0 - 0 - 1957
Notes: Husband of Mabel G. Newcome.
Obituary: Obituary 1: FRANCIS NEWCOME -- Francis Newcome, 57, Wauhob Lake (RFD 5), died this morning in Porter Memorial hospital. Body is at LePell Funeral home, where arrangements are pending. || Obituary 2: FRANCIS NEWCOME RITES -- Services for Francis (Nuke) Newcome, 57, RFD 5, who died early Tuesday morning in Porter Memorial hospital after a short illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the LePell Funeral home. The Rev. E. D. Marsceau, Garyton Community church, will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mabel G.; two sons, James E., Stromsburg, Neb., and Donald E., San Bernadino; two brothers, William, RFD 5, and James E., Gretna, Neb. Friends may call at the LePell Funeral home after 2 p.m., today.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 12, 1957; Volume 30, Number 187, Page 6, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 13, 1957; Volume 30, Number 188, Page 2, Column 2

NEWCOME, Mabel G.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1912
Death: 0 - 0 - 2004
Notes: Wife of Francis A. Newcome.

NEWCOME, William
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1904
Death: 0 - 0 - 1983
Notes: Husband of Juanita Newcome.

NICHOLS, Andrew J.
Birth: 2 - 1 - 1826
Death: 6 - 20 - 1890
Notes: 64y,4m,19d

NICHOLS, Susan (Campbell)
Birth: 8 - 10 - 1825
Death: 2 - 22 - 1887
Notes: 61y,6m,12d; daughter of Hudson Campbell and Elizabeth (Hughart) Campbell.

O'KEEFE, Charles T.
Birth: 9 - 6 - 1914
Death: 10 - 22 - 1992
Notes: Husband of Grace E. O'Keefe. Obituary: O'Keefe, Charles T., 78, of Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Valparaiso. He was an operating engineer Local 150 J.M. Foster. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, Valparaiso. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Vidette Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 24, 1992

O'KEEFE, Grace E.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1919
Death: 0 - 0 - 1990
Notes: Wife of Charles T. O'Keefe.

O'KEEFE, Robert G.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1916
Death: 0 - 0 - 0

OLSON, Grace Lorraine (Alexander)
Birth: 7 - 11 - 1930
Death: 10 - 25 - 2000
Obituary: G. Lorraine Olson -- Valparaiso -- G. Lorraine Olson, 70, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2000 as the result of an automobile accident. An area resident since 1949, she was born July 11, 1930 in South Branch, MN to William Gordon and Gertrude May (Falls) Alexander. She attended Mankato State Teachers College. Retired from McGill Bearing Division with 29 years of service, she was a member of the McGill girls, and First United Methodist Church where she was a supportive member of the Untied Methodist Women. Lorraine was also a member of the Happy Homemakers Extension Club, Center Township Homemakers, Picking Up the Pieces, Widows and Widowers, and the Roaming Sams and Hoosier Cruisers RV camping groups. On December 3, 1948 in Sioux Falls, SD she married Raymond G. Olson who preceded her in death in 1995. Surviving are three children, Gordon Swede (Pam) Olson, E.S. Phd. of Valparaiso, Alexis (Dave) Brandt of Valparaiso and Lori (John Farman) Olson of Crystal Lake, IL; five grandchildren, Eric Olson of Valparaiso, Lisa, Brian and Jason Kuehn of Crystal Lake and Annaliese Brandt of Valparaiso; one brother, Earl Culver of Burnsville, MN. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, two brothers, Frank and N. George Culver and a sister, Lois Blickem. Funeral services will be Saturday, 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dave Byrum officiating with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 4-8 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 26 and 27, 2000

OLSON, Raymond G.
Birth: 11 - 26 - 1926
Death: 12 - 11 - 1995
Notes: Husband of Grace Lorraine (Alexander) Olson.

PAGE, Chauncey F.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1845
Death: 0 - 0 - 1867
Notes: 56y,5m,27d; Emaline and Chauncey share the same headstone but Chauncey's section of he stone is missing. Chauncey F. Page murdered his wife, Emaline E. (Goss) Page, and Rachel (Hastings) Goss Long, Emaline's mother, on January 15, 1867, in Union Township, Porter County, Indiana. He soon after committed suicide by hanging himself at the state prison in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana.

PAGE, Emaline E. (Goss)
Birth: 12 - 10 - 1848
Death: 1 - 15 - 1867
Notes: 18y,1m,5d; daughter of John Goss and Rachel (Hastings) Goss Long; born in Enon, Clark County, Ohio, and died in Union Township, Porter County, Indiana. On January 15, 1867, in Union Township, Porter County, Indiana, Emaline E. (Goss) Page was murdered by her husband, Chauncey, who also murdered Rachel (Hastings) Goss Long, Emaline's mother. Fredericka Ludolph was also shot, severely beaten, doused with lamp oill, and intentionally set afire, but she survived that attack.

PALEN, Nancy (Kimball) Carley
Birth: 7 - 11 - 1815
Death: 11 - 3 - 1887
Notes: Born in Vermont and died in Porter County, Indiana; widow of James Carley and wife of Maxwell Palen.

PANTELI, Elsie Marion (Wheeler) Stewart
Birth: 1 - 20 - 1899
Death: 3 - 31 - 1988
Notes: Adopted by Henry Elmer Wheeler and Arvilla (Laughlin) Wheeler; born and died in Indiana; married Arthur Lee Stewart circa 1923 and divorced Arthur in 1935; married Vassil Panteli circa 1939..

PANTELI, Vassil
Birth: 6 - 15 - 1890
Death: 3 - 22 - 1952
Notes: Husband of Elsie Panteli.
Obituary: Injuries At Plant Fatal -- Vassil Pantell Former Resident Here, Is Victim -- Memorial services for Vassil Pantell, 64, of Whiting, formerly of Valparaiso, will be held Tuesday, it was announced today. The decedent died Saturday afternoon at St. Catherine's hospital, East Chicago, of injuries suffered 24 hours earlier in an accident at the Sinclair plant. Pantell's son, Owen, of Whiting, said his father was a hooker for a crane at the refinery and was found by a fellow employe, injured and lying near the tracks, apparently hit by a rolling car on a railroad spur. No eyewitnesses of the accident were located. Dr. Richard Calhoun, East Chicago deputy coroner, scheduled an inquest into Pantell's death at 9 a. m. Wednesday. He said a post mortem examination revealed that Pantell died of a punctured lung and fractured ribs. Widow Survives. Panetell is survived by his widow, the former Elsie Wheeler; two sons, Owen, Whiting, and Lee, serving with the U. S. Air Force in Wyoming, and a daughter, Mrs. Hilary Casey, of Hammond. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at St. George Greek Orthodox church, 3601 Hemlock street, Indiana Harbor. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. The body is at the Koster Funeral home, 2831 Indianapolis boulevard. Friends may call there today and until time of the services Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 24, 1952; Volume 25, Number 223, Page 1, Column 8

PARRIOTT, Knighton
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 1 - 11 - 1895
Notes: Company B 33rd Indiana Infantry, Civil War; son of Wilford Parriott and Cordelia (Hider) Parriott Turner; husband of Sarah Etta (Storms) Stafford Parriott.
Obituary: Knighton Parriot, a well-known citizen of Porter, departed this life Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, at him home, after a lingering illness of consumption. The funeral was held Thursday.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; January 11, 1895; Volume 11, Number 40, Page 1, Column 1

PELTON, Dexter D.
Birth: 6 - 17 - 1804
Death: 6 - 24 - 1855
Notes: Son of Ithamar Pelton, Jr., and Charlotte (Starr) Pelton; husband of Elizabeth (Halliday) Pelton; born in Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and died in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana.

PETERS, Hannah G.
Birth: 9 - 18 - 1816
Death: 4 - 11 - 1892
Notes: Wife of Levi Peters (believed to be Levi's second wife after the death of his first wife, Christina Elizabeth (Creveling) Peters).

PETERS, Levi
Birth: 3 - 25 - 1813
Death: 2 - 20 - 1874
Notes: 60y,10m,26d; born in Bath, Steuben County, New York, and died in Wheeler, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Christina Elizabeth (Creveling) Peters.

PFLAUM, Clinton D., Sr.
Birth: 11 - 20 - 1894
Death: 0 - 0 - 1963
Notes: Son of Henry and Nina (Beihl) Pflaum; born in Olney, Richland County, Illinois, and died in Illinois; husband of Florence R. (Pruyn) Pflaum.

PFLAUM, Clinton D., Jr.
Birth: 5 - 8 - 1927
Death: 6 - 1 - 1997
Notes: Son of Clinton D. Pflaum, Sr., and Florence R. Pflaum; born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died in Michigan.

PFLAUM, Florence R. (Pruyn)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1899
Death: 0 - 0 - 1983
Notes: Born in Illinois; daughter of Mary L. Embree Pflaum; wife of Clinton D. Pflaum, Sr.

PFLAUM, Nina (Biehl)
Birth: 7 - 23 - 1875
Death: 3 - 3 - 1958
Notes: Daughter of Frank Biehl; wife of Henry Pflaum; born in Olney, Richland County, Illinois, and died in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: MRS. HENRY PFLAUM -- Mrs. Nina Pflaum, 82, who lived with a daughter, Mrs. Charles Bartley, RFD 4 (Center township), died early today at Mrs. Bartley's home after a long illness. Born in Olney, Ill., July 23, 1875, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beihl. She was married March 6, 1894, in Olney to Henry Pflaum. He died in 1947. Surviving are a son, Clinton of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Trella Burns of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Bartley; nine grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A son, David, preceded her in death. Services will be held at 2 p. m. in LePell Funeral home. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p. m. Tuesday until services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 3, 1958; Volume 31, Number 203, Page 3, Column 6

PFLAUM, Trella
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1906
Death: 0 - 0 - 1977
Notes: Daughter of Henry Pflaum and Nina (Biehl) Pflaum. Trella is believed to have been married for a time to a man with the surname Burns.

PFLEDDERER, Joseph
Birth: 1 - 3 - 1912
Death: 12 - 3 - 1972
Obituary: Joseph Pfledderer -- Joseph Pfledderer, 60, of 209 Roosevelt, died unexpectedly Sunday morning. A resident of Valparaiso most of his life, he was born at Cissna Park, Ill.., Jan. 3, 1912, son of Adam and Caroline (Remm) Pfledderer. On May 16, 1944, he married Maxine Hanrahan, who survives. He was employed by the Farm Bureau Co-Op and was a member of Charles Pratt Post 94 of American Legion and Hayes Post 988 of VFW. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jolene) Gudeson of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Timothy (Vicki) Brody of Dover, Del., a grandson; eight brothers, George, Chris, Sam, William and David, all of Kouts, Carl of Hebron, Edward of Rochester, Ind., and Benjamin of LaCrosse; and five sisters, Mrs. Emma Fritz of Kouts, Miss Lizzie Pfledderer and Lydia Horak, both of Valparaiso, Mrs. Carrie Schultz of Chesterton and Mrs. Marie Mevine of Santa Anna, Calif. A brother and three sisters preceded him in death. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Funeral Home with the rev. Arnold Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 4, 1972; Volume 46, Number 129, Page 8, Column 3

PFLEDDERFR, Maxine (Hanrahan)
Birth: 7 - 25 - 1919
Death: 2 - 11 - 1973
Notes: Birth certificate and family Bible indicate date of birth as July 25, 1919. Death certificate and obituary indicate date of birth as July 19, 1919.
Obituary: Mrs. Joseph Pfledderer -- Mrs. Joseph (Maxine) Pfledderer, 53, of 209 Roosevelt, a lifelong resident here, died Sunday at Porter Memorial Hospital. Born July 19, 1919 in Valparaiso, she was a daughter of Roy E. and Mable (Sanders) Hanrahan. On May 16, 1944, she was married to Joseph Pfledderer, who preceded her in death in December, 1972. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Vicki) Brody, Dover, Del., and Mrs. Richard (Jolene) Gudeson, Columbus, Ohio; a brother Earl Hanrahan, Valparaiso; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Margaret) Hannon, LaPorte; and a grandson. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Carroll, and a sister, Alice Sanders. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnold Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 12, 1973; Volume 46, Number 1987, Page 16, Column 4

PHARES, Charles Winiford
Birth: 10 -24 - 1876
Death: 5 - 11 - 1967
Obituary: Death Notices -- CHARLES W. PHARES -- Charles W. Phares, 90, RFD 5, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Porter Memorial hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1876, in Liberty township, he was the son of Samuel M. and Narcissa Cornelia (Beam) Phares. In 1906 in Valparaiso, he married Pearl A. Dillingham, who preceded him in death. Phares lived all his life on a farm in Liberty township. A farmer, he served as a mail carrier from 1904 to 1925, and a Liberty township trustee from 1943 to 1951. Surviving are three sons, Marvin, Zane and Bruce, all of Valparaiso; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Elizabeth Pattee, Gary; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Milton, and one brother Floyd. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bartholomew Funeral home, with the Rev. Darrell Parker officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 11, 1967; Volume 40, Number 263, Page 11, Column 7

PHARES, Dallas Elijah
Birth: 2 - 10 - 1878
Death: 1 - 1 - 1971
Notes: Son of Perry Adam Phares and Laura L. (Yost) Phares.
Obituary: Found Dead After Fire In His Home -- A 92-year-old Liberty Township man died Friday, apparently of a heart seizure with smoke inhalation as a contributing factor, County Coroner Leonard Wetmore reported today. The body of Dallas Elijah Phares, Robbins Road, a former Liberty trustee, was found in the bedroom of his home. The mattress of Phares' bed was completely burned but the fire had been extinguished, apparently by Phares. Coroner Wetmore said that Phares died about 10 a.m. Body was discovered by Marvin Phares, a nephew. Phares was born in Liberty Township, Feb. 10, 1878, the son of Adam P. and Laura (Yost) Phares. He is survived by a number of nephews. A carpenter by trade, Phares was Liberty Township trustee from 1914-1918. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral Home with the Rev. Wesley Johnson, Liberty Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 2, 1971; Volume 44, Number 152, Page 1, Column 6

PHARES, Evelyn A. (Grassl)
Birth: 3 - 19 - 1918
Death: 5 - 30 - 1986
Notes: Born in Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife of Marvin Olcott Phares.

PHARES, Infant son
Birth: 12 - 24 - 1911
Death: 12 - 24 - 1911
Notes: Stillborn. Infant son Pharis is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that infant male Phares was stillborn on December 24, 1911, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as Charles W. Pharis, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Pearl A. Dillingham, who was born in Indiana.

PHARES, Infant son
Birth: 8 - 31 - 1908
Death: 8 - 31 - 1908
Notes: Stillborn. Infant son Phares is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that infant male Phares was stillborn on August 31, 1908, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as Charles W. Phares, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Pearl A. Dillingham, who was born in Indiana.

PHARES, Infant son
Birth: 8 - 27 - 1861
Death: 10 - 9 - 1861
Notes: 1m,13d; son of Martin Luzerne Phares and Maria (Schafer) Phares.

PHARES, Infant son
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 5 - 14 - 1852
Notes: Son of Martin Luzerne Phares and Maria (Schafer) Phares.

PHARES, Infant son
Birth: 2 - 9 - 1958
Death: 2 - 9 - 1958
Notes: Son of Marvin Phares. Not listed in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society's index of Liberty Township cemeteries.
Obituary: PHARES INFANT -- Services were held Tuesday in Kimball cemetery for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Phares, Burlington Beach, who died at birth Sunday morning in Porter Memorial hospital.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 12, 1958; Volume 31, Number 187, Page 6, Column 4

PHARES, John Charles Fremont
Birth: 1 - 26 - 1859
Death: 5 - 26 - 1920
Notes: John C. Phares is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that John C. Phares was born on January 26, 1859, in Indiana, and died on May 26, 1920, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 61 years. Father is listed as Martin Phares, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Marah Shafer, who was born in Ohio. Married Lydia Z. Pillman.

PHARES, Laura L. (Yost)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1858
Death: 0 - 0 - 1943
Notes: Born in Pennsylvania and died in Indiana; wife of Perry Adam Phares.
PHARES, Mable Luela
Birth: 5 - 5 - 1907?
Death: 5 - 22 - 1907
Notes: Mable Luela Phares is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mable Luella Phares was born in Indiana and died on May 22, 1907, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of fifteen days. Father is listed as S. M. Phares. Mother is listed as Pearl A. Dillingham, who was born in Indiana.

PHARES, Maria (Schafer)
Birth: 2 - 15 - 1820
Death: 7 - 4 - 1892
Notes: Mother; wife of Martin Phares; born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and died in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: TALK OF THE TOWN. Mrs. Phares, an old resident of this county died at her home near Salt Creek Monday, July 4th aged 72 years.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; July 8, 1892; Volume 9, Number 13, Page 5, Column 2

PHARES, Martin Luzerne, Sr.
Birth: 5 - 16 - 1816
Death: 2 - 21 - 1882
Notes: Husband of Maria (Shafer) Phares. Obituary: Obituary 1: PERSONAL. -- Martin Pharis, Sr., died yesterday at his residence six miles north of town, at an advanced age. Mr. Pharis is one of the old citizens of Porter county. || Obituary 2: OBITUARY. -- Martin Phares was born in Green county, Ohio, May 16, 1816, and died therefore 65 years, 9 months and 5 days old. When he was about 20 years old he moved with his father's family to Union county, Ohio. Here he was married, October 24th, 1837, to Maria Shafer. In the fall of 1841, with wife and two children, he moved to the site of the present homestead in Porter county, Indiana. In all there were born twelve children, two of whom died in infancy, and of whom eight are now living. Mr. Phares was one of the early settlers of Porter county and has borne his share of the toils and hardships of a pioneer life, and has raised up a large family of children who have grown up to manhood and womanhood, and are much respected in the vicinity where they live. In the death of Mr. Phares his wife has lost a kind and affectionate husband, and his children an affectionate and loving father, and community an honorable and industrious citizen. The funeral services were conducted by Eld. L. Gates, on the 23d inst., at his late residence in Liberty township in presence of a large and sympathizing congregation, and his remains were interred in the Kimball cemetery. L. GATES.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 23, 1882; Volume 26, Number 8, Page 5, Column 4 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 2, 1882; Volume 26, Number 9, Page 1, Column 6

PHARES, Marvin Olcott
Birth: 9 - 27 - 1909
Death: 8 - 31 - 1979
Notes: Son of Charles Winiford Phares and Pearl Amy (Dillingham) Phares; born in Porter County, Indiana, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Evelyn A. (Grassl) Phares.

PHARES, Mary Ann (Wheeler)
Birth: 7 - 16 - 1848
Death: 12 - 19 - 1918
Notes:

PHARES, Milton Oliver
Birth: 5 - 13 - 1918
Death: 4 - 8 - 1967
Notes: Indiana Private 1st Class 431 Signal Co AVN
Obituary: Death Notices -- MILTON PHARES -- EAST GARY -- Milton Phares, 48, 2892 Montana street, died Saturday in Porter Memorial hospital. Born May 13, 1918 in Valparaiso, he was the son of Charles and Pearl (Dillingham) Phares. He was married to Lillie May Pratt, who survives. A life-long area resident, he was an automobile mechanic and a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army. Surviving besides the widow are one son, Kenneth Milton Phares, serving with the armed forces in Vietnam; one daughter, Susie Pearl, at home; his father, Charles Phares, Valparaiso; three brothers, Marvin, Zane and Bruce, all of Valparaiso; and one sister, Mrs. Maxine Elizabeth Pattee, Gary. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bartholomew Funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford Coonfare, Knox, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 10, 1967; Volume 40, Number 236, Page 6, Columns 1 and 2

PHARES, Pearl A. (Dillingham)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1881
Death: 0 - 0 - 1940
Obituary: PEARL PHARES DIES AGED 58 -- Native of Liberty Township Succumbs to Illness of Over Year. -- Mrs. Pearl A. Phares, age 58 years, wife of Charles Phares, residing north of Valparaiso, in Liberty township, died Tuesday evening at 10:15 o'clock in Billings Memorial hospital, Chicago. She entered the hospital last Thursday. For the last year she had been in ill health. The decedent was born in Liberty township, Porter county, on Sept. 6, 1881, a daughter of the late Isaac Dillingham and Patience (Proseus) Dillingham. All her life was spent in that township. On May 16, 1906, she was united in marriage to Charles Phares by Rev. Robert Beer, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. Surviving besides the husband are four sons, Marvin, Milton, Zane and Bruce; one daughter, Betty, and one grandchild. Myron and Warren Dillingham, of Liberty township, and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Hanrahan and Mrs. Edward Anderson, of Liberty township; Mrs. Oakley Lutes and Mrs. William E. Morthland, of Valparaiso. Memorial services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m., DST, at the Bartholomew chapel on Washington street. Friends may call at the Bartholomew chapel from Thursday at 7 p. m. up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 12, 1940; Volume 13, Page 1, Column 1

PHARES, Perry Adam
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1850
Death: 0 - 0 - 1921
Notes: Son of Martin Luzerne Phares and Maria (Schafer) Phares; husband of Laura L. (Yost) Phares.

PHARES, Robert W.
Birth: 5 - 5 - 1841
Death: 4 - 17 - 1862
Notes: 20y,11m,12d; Son of Martin Luzerne Phares and Maria (Schafer) Phares.

PHARES, Samuel M.
Birth: 8 - 23 - 1843
Death: 3 - 26 - 1924
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Samuel M. Phares was born on August 23, 1843, in Indiana, and died on March 26, 1924, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 80 years. Father is listed as Martin Phares, who was born in New Jersey. Mother is listed as Maria Shafer, who was born in Pennsylvania. Husband of Narcissa Cornelia (Beam) Phares.

PHARES, Vlasta
Birth: 6 - 16 - 1923
Death: 12 - 7 - 1996
Obituary: Obituary 1: Valparaiso -- Phares, Vlasta, 73, of Valparaiso, passed away Dec. 7. Services were held Dec. 12 at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, Valparaiso. Burial was at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township. || Obituary 2: Vlasta "Pat" Phares -- Guatemala/Hobart/Porter County -- Vlasta "Pat" Phares, 73, formerly of Hobart and Porter County, passed away Saturday, December 7, 1996 in Guatemala. She was born June 16, 1923 in Thurston, Nebraska the daughter of James and Mildred (Milffit) Jasa. She attended Thurston High School, 1 year at Wayne State University and received BA in Education from Valparaiso University, taught school for 3 years in Thurston, Nebraska, 4 years in Porter County and 12 years in Hobart. She served 3 years in the Marine Corps during WWII. She was married to Zane Phares who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are a son Lt. Col. Robert (Gina) Phares of Guatemala and a daughter, Kathleen (Terry) King of Valparaiso and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 12, 1996 at 1 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso, IN., Rev. Douglas Hadley officiating. Burial in Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 11th, 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 219-462-4102. || Obituary 3: Phares left an impression on students. -- By KATHERINE BIEKER -- VALPARAISO - Students of Vlasta "Pat" Phares can say one thing about her: She loved to keep discipline in her classroom. The 73-year-old former Valparaiso elementary school teacher died in Guatemala on Saturday. She had been living with her son for 18 months. "She was a very dedicated person, although in her last few years teaching, she was a little bit upset with how the education system had changed," said Zane, her husband of 50 years. "She was very good at keeping discipline. But she wasn't mean. She could do it in a stern way without being mean," he said. Zane met his wife to be when they were both in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a warrant officer and spent a lot of spare time in the library and movie theater at Eagle Mountain Lake at Forth Worth, Texas. Vlasta was the projectionist. They moved to Valparaiso, where she taught at Center Township Elementary School, now Hayes-Leonard. "She taught four grades. It still was a two-teacher school and another teacher had the rest." She taught in Valparaiso for about four years and another 12 years at Hobart's Liberty School. She received a bachelor's degree in education at Valparaiso University. In addition to her husband, Vlasta is survived by a son, a daughter and five grandchildren. Services were held Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home. She is buried at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 13, 1996 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 11 and 12, 1996 || Obituary 3: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 13, 1996

PHARES, Zane Luzerne
Birth: 12 - 23 - 1919
Death: 7 - 12 - 1999
Obituary: Zane L. Phares Valparaiso Zane L. Phares, 79, of Valparaiso, passed away on Monday, July 12, 1999 at his home. He was born December 23, 1919 in Valparaiso, the son of Charles and Pearl (Dillingham) Phares. He was a mail carrier with the U.S. Post Office in Valparaiso. He was a commissioned Warrant Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII. On May 25, 1946 he married Vlasta "Pat" Jasa who preceded him in death, December 7, 1996. Surviving are a son, Robert (Gina) Phares of Guatamala; daughter, Kathleen (Terry) King of Valparaiso; five grandchildren and a sister, Betty Boyd. His parents and brothers Marvin, Milton and Bruce also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15, 1999, 10 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN, Rev. Jon Nyberg officiating. Burial in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 14, 1999 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bartholomew Funeral Home.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; July 13, 1999

PHILLEY, John David
Birth: 8 - 12 - 1925
Death: 8 - 12 - 1940
Obituary: Obituary 1: JOHN PHILLEY, AGED 15, DIES, Former Local Youth Stricken with Infantile Paralysis in South Bend -- John David Philley, age 15 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Philley, of 301 East Fox street, South Bend, former residents of Valparaiso, died early this morning in Epworth hospital, South Bend, of infantile paralysis. He was stricken with the disease Friday night. The decedent was born in Valparaiso on Aug. 12, 1925, and for the last ten years has resided in South Bend. He was well known in Valparaiso having spent his summers here with his grandmother, Mrs. John Mooker for several years past. He was a great pal of his great grandfather, Jacob Mooker, and often accompanied him on trips to G. A. R. encampment meetings. Surviving besides the parents is a sister, Joyce, living at home; his grandmother, Mrs. John Mooker, of this city, and his great grandfather, Jacob Mooker, of this city. He was also a nephew of Wallace and Vernon L. Philley, Miss Jessie Philley and Vernon Mooker, of this city; Blaine Philley, of Fort Wayne; Carey Philley, of Portland, Oregon; Miss Flora A. Philley, of Gary, and Mrs. Esther L. Swihart, of Chicago. Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend, Rev. Edward Saussman, of the Ewing Avenue Evangelical church, officiating. The body will be brought to Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso following the services where friends may call. || Obituary 2: PHILLEY BODY BROUGHT HERE -- The body of John David Philley was brought to Valparaiso Tuesday noon following memorial services held at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend, where Rev. Edward Saussman of the Ewing Evangelical church officiated, and interred in Kimball cemetery. The decedent, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Philley of South Bend, formerly of Valparaiso, died Monday morning in South Bend of infantile paralysis.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 12, 1940; Volume 14, Page 1, Column 1 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 14, 1940; Volume 14, Page 2, Column 3

PILLMAN, Edward Ora
Birth: 3 - 19 - 1891
Death: 1 - 30 - 1986
Obituary: Edward Pillman -- Former Liberty Township trustee Edward Pillman, 94, of Valparaiso, died Tuesday in Porter Memorial Hospital. Pillman, a farmer, served as trustee from 1951-59. He was born March 19, 1891 in Porter, the son of John and Eliza (Zane) Pillman. In 1927, he married Minerva Hanrahan Marshall, who died in 1944. In 1945, he married Irene Sowards, who survives. Also surviving are a step-daughter, Hazel Berendt of Valparaiso; four step-grandchildren and with stepgreat-grandchildren. Services 3 p.m. Saturday at Bartholomew Funeral Home; the Rev. Richard Jordan officiating; burial in Kimball Cemetery; visitation 3 to 8 p.m. today; memorials to the Heart Fund or Diabetes Foundation.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 31, 1986

PILLMAN, Flora Irene (Sowards) Rhodenbury
Birth: 11 - 26 - 1906
Death: 10 - 4 - 2001
Notes: Previously married and divorced Chester Rhodenbury, an attorney.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Irene F. Pillman (Valparaiso) -- Irene F. Pillman, age 94, of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2001. She was born November 26, 1906 in Crown Point to Floyd and Evelyn (Bowes) Sowards. She had worked as a clerk and manager in the grocery business for 24 years, having served 15 years at the A&P in Gary. She attended Liberty Bible Church and was a member of the Liberty Belles Home Extension Club. Survivors include four grandchildren: Marshall (Lois) Berndt of Tucson, AZ, Ronald (Lois) Berndt of Valparaiso, Kaylene Pierce of Kentucky and Charlotte (Doug) Ehlers of Charlotte, MI; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Arvilla Kubic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Pillman in 1986, a brother Clarence, three sisters, Bernice, Mildred, and Elsie and one great-grandson, Tab Berndt. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, IN, with Pastor Al Marquez officiating. Burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. || Obituary 2: Pillman, Irene F., 94, of Valparaiso, passed away Oct. 4. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Moeller Funeral home, Valparaiso. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Irene F. (Sowards) Pillman's funeral service took place at 10:00 am on October 9, 2001, at the Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, Porter Co., Indiana, with Pastor Al Marquez of Liberty Bible Church officiating.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Hammond Times, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana; October 6, 2001 || Obituary 2: The Hammond Times, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana; October 7, 2001

PILLMAN, Minerva (Hanrahan) Marshall
Birth: 5 - 11 - 1890
Death: 8 - 30 - 1944
Notes: First husband was Benjamin Lafayette "Fate" Marshall, who died in 1913. She then married Edward Ora Pillman in 1917.
Obituary: Mrs. Pillman Death Victim -- Mrs. Minerva Pillman, 54, a resident of Liberty township, died Wednesday evening at 6:45 o'clock in Holy Family hospital, LaPorte. She had been in ill health for several years. The decedent was born in Liberty township, Porter county, on May 11, 1890, a daughter of William Hanrahan and Melna (Hughart) Hanrahan. She was married on Feb. 21, 1917, in Valparaiso, to Edward Pillman, who survives, together with one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Berndt, of Valparaiso; four grandchildren, Marshall, Ronald, Kaylene and Charlene Berndt of Valparaiso; two brothers, Arthur and Roy Hanrahan, of Liberty township; five nephews and five nieces. The body was brought to the Bartholomew funeral home here. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the family home, north of Valparaiso on Campbell Road, Rev. W. W. Barndollar, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Friday until time of the services at family home.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 31, 1944

POOR, Frances A.
Birth: 2 - 6 - 1849
Death: 1 - 8 - 1866
Notes: 16y,11m,2d; aaughter of Anderson Poor and Charlotte (Dwight) Poor; born in Illinois and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

POWLES, Martha E.
Birth: 6 - 7 - 1853
Death: 4 - 15 - 1924
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Martha E. Powles was born on June 7, 1853, in Pennsylvania, and died on April 15, 1924, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as Yorst, who was born in Pennsylvania. Mother is listed as Martha Dunlap, who was born in Pennsylvania.

PREDE, Richard
Birth: 2 - 2 - 1868
Death: 12 - 28 - 1868
Notes: 10m,26d

PRENTICE, Florence
Birth: 10 - 28 - 1881
Death: 1 - 19 - 1882
Notes: Daughter of James Alfred Prentice and Paulina Elizabeth (Skinner) Prentice.
Obituary: THE COUNTY. -- HUGHART SETTLEMENT. -- Jas. Prentice lost a small child week before last of whooping cough.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 2, 1882; Volume 26, Number 5, Page 1, Column 3

PRENTICE, James Alfred
Birth: 11 - 28 - 1853
Death: 3 - 2 - 1910
Notes: Father; husband of Paulina Elizabeth (Skinner) Prentice. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that James A. Printess was born November 28, 1853, in Ohio, and died on March 2, 1910, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 57 years. Spouse listed as Paulina Printess. Father listed as Alfred Printess, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Esther Hoble, who was born in Ohio.

PRENTICE, Paulina Elizabeth (Skinner).
Birth: 5 - 12 - 1856
Death: 2 - 18 - 1945
Notes: Mother; wife of James Alferd Prentice.

PRENTISS, Baby
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

PRENTISS, Claude M.
Birth: 7 - 19 - 1896 (1897?)
Death: 5 - 7 - 1914
Notes: Son of John Andrew Prentiss and Electra (Skinner) Prentiss. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Claud L. Prentiss was born on July 19, 1897, in Indiana, and died on May 7, 1914, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 17 years. Father is listed as John Prentiss, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Electra Skinner, who was born in Indiana.

PRENTISS, Sarah Elizabeth
Birth: 2 - 15 - 1880
Death: 9 - 2 - 1894
Notes: 14y,6m,16d; daughter of John Andrew Prentiss and Electra (Skinner) Prentiss.

PRIEST, Clara (Briggs) Wilson
Birth: 6 - 23 - 1863
Death: 1 - 13 - 1905
Notes: Death year of 1906 is incorrect on headstone and should be 1905. Previously married and divorced from a John Wilson. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Clara Priest was born June 23, 1964, in Indiana, and died on January 16, 1905, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 40 years. Spouse is listed as Samuel Priest. Father is listed as Lorenz Briggs. Mother is listed as Isabella Noris.

PROFFITT, John Young
Birth: 8 - 3 - 1881
Death: 7 - 9 - 1954
Notes: Son of John McKindred Proffitt and Frances Ophelia (Skinner) Proffitt. Obituary: JOHN Y. PROFFITT -- John Young Proffitt, 72, RFD 5 (near Long Lake), died in an area hospital at 12:57 a. m. today. He had lived 41 years in the Valparaiso vicinity. Born Aug. 3, 1881, in Jonesburg, Mo., he was the son of John and Fan (Skinner) Proffitt. He married Nora Belle Schellinger on July 12, 1910. She died June 8, 1949, and two sons and a daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are six sons, John of Chicago, Elmer of Gary, Arthur, Harlan and Robert of Valparaiso, and Walter of Chesterton; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Highlan and Mrs. Bertha Irwin of Valparaiso, 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday in LePell Funeral home, where friends may call from 7 p. m. Saturday until services. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, Liberty township.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 9, 1954; Volume 28, Number 4, Page 6, Column 2

PROFFITT, Louis Daniel
Birth: 8 - 16 - 1924
Death: 3 - 18 - 1926
Notes: Louis Daniel Proffitt is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Louis Daniel Proffitt was born August 16, 1924, in Indiana, and died on March 18, 1926, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of one year. Father is listed as John Proffitt, who was born in Missouri. Mother is listed as Nora Skellinger, who was born in Indiana.

PROFFITT, Nora Belle (Schellinger)
Birth: 12 - 4 - 1885
Death: 6 - 8 - 1949
Notes: Daughter of Jesse Burrus Schellinger and Mary Elizabeth (Soliday) Schellinger; wife of John Young Proffitt.
Obituary: Memorial Rites For Mrs. Proffitt Set For Sunday -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Proffitt, 63, of RFD 5, Valparaiso, who died unexpectedly Wednesday evening in her home, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Sunday in the LePell funeral home. The decedent, a life-long resident of Porter county, was born Dec. 4, 1885, and was married to John Proffitt, Sr., in South Bend. Surviving are her husband, John; six sons, John, Jr., of Chicago, Elmer, of Gary, Arthur, Waldo and Harlen of Valparaiso, and Robert, serving with the army at Camp Campbell, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Thomas of Northbrook, Ill., Mrs. Hazel Highlan and Bertha Irwin, both of Valparaiso; a brother, Daniel Schellinger, RFD 5, Valparaiso, and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening and until services Sunday. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, Liberty township.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 10, 1949; Volume 22, Number 287, Page 6, Column 5

PROSEUS, Leonard
Birth: 3 - 1 - 1827
Death: 1 - 18 - 1896
Notes: 68y,9m,17d; son of George Proseus; born in Sodus, Wayne County, New York, and died in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary:
In Memory of Leonard Proseus.
Leonard Proseus was born in Sodus, Wayne co., N. Y., March 1, 1827. He was married to Marcia V. Mason Dec. 27, 1857. The following spring he came to Indiana and has since that time made Porter county his home. After a brief illness of pneumonia he departed this ife January 18, 1896. He leaves one son and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind, thoughtful and indulgent father. His faithful copanion having preceded him to the beyond only four short months before.

Oh, dreaded messenger of death,
Too soon art thou returned;
To quench entire the last frail spark,
That on home's altar burned.

I saw they stealthy foot approach,
With sinking heart, and sickening dread;
I new my pleading prayers were vain,
I felt that hope was dead.

And art thou satisfied at last,
Since thou has wholly reft --
My home of all that made it dear,
And beautiful and blest?

For it was, aye, an humble spot,
With nothing to commend;
Save love and peace and happiness,
The riches blessings God could send.

It was the heart's dear refuge,
From earth's unceasing strife;
With surges roll on every side,
And hedges in the path of life.

The tired soul could rest secure,
Life's discords jarred in vein;
Where sympathy was trusted,
And pain ceased to be pain.

There was my nature understood,
My failings all forgotten;
And pity took the place of blame,
And eath dissolved in Heaven.

But now O! desolated home,
I long to steal away;
And bury in an aching heart,
Thy sacred memory.

I long to close my tired eyes,
On the scenes of early years;
They feed the soul with anguish,
And keep them filled with tears.

And while the wish to leave it,
To the world seems cold and strange;
It is not that I love it less --
I cannot se it change.

Its memory I take with me,
Where o'er my feet may roam;
But oh! I cannot stay and see,
That spot another's home.

Too sacred were those silvered heads,
Those aged forms too dear;
I cannot miss them from ther place,
And find another here.

And since the anchor that so long,
Hath chained my doting heart;
A captive to their lightest wish,
By death is rent apart.

And hidden in the frozen earth,
Are my loved ones from mine eye;
I leave the future years with God,
And bid the past good bye.
HATTIE PROSEUS PENNOCK.
Obituary Source: Valparaiso Newspaper, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; after January 18, 1896

PROSEUS, Marcia V. (Mason)
Birth: 12 - 11 - 1825
Death: 9 - 22 - 1895
Notes: Wife of Leonard Proseus; born in New York and died in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: Mrs. Proseus, the wife of Leonard Proseus, died of brain fever on Sunday evening. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Pherris' school house.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; September 27, 1895; Volume 12, Number 25, Page 4, Column 3

RAMIREZ, Mary A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1945
Death: 0 - 0 - 1998

RANGUS, Ruth (Smith)
Birth: 6 - 4 - 1904
Death: 6 - 8 - 1928
Notes: Wife. Ruth is the daughter of Samuel Alexander Smith and Ella (Van Wagoner) Smith. Her birth and death both took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

RANSOM, Ada
Birth: 11 - 0 - 1880
Death: 7 - 6 - 1880
Notes: Daughter of Lucius S. Ransom and May A. Ransom.
Obituary: Obituary 1: LOCAL. -- Sorrow came Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Ransom in the loss of their infant daughter. They have the sympathy of all. || Obituary 2: THE COUNTY. -- SORGHUM CORNERS. -- Died, on Tuesday morning, July 6, the infant daughter of S. and M. Ransom, aged 7 months and ten days.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette,Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 8, 1880; Volume 24, Number 28, Page 3, Column 1 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette,Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 8, 1880; Volume 24, Number 28, Page 3, Column 4

RANSOM, Anna A.
Birth: 9 - 28 - 1871
Death: 9 - 25 - 1872
Notes: 11m,27d; daughter of Thomas J. Ransom and Mary B. (Keene) Ransom

RANSOM, Archie L.
Birth: 3 - 30 - 1860
Death: 6 - 19 - 1868
Notes: 8y,2m,20d; son of Thomas J. Ransom and Mary B. (Keene) Ransom

RANSOM, Baby
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1881
Death: 0 - 0 - 1881
Notes:

RANSOM, Boy
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 10 - 4 - 1876
Notes: 11y; son of Thomas J. Ransom and Mary B. (Keene) Ransom
Obituary: LOCAL. -- Undertaker Noel went this afternoon with hearse and coffin to the funeral of a boy nine years old, the son of T. J. Ransom, two miles north of this place, who died yesterday.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 5, 1876; Volume 20, Number 40, Page 3, Column 4

RANSOM, Clarence A.
Birth: 10 - 0 - 1886
Death: 6 - 10 - 1950
Notes: Son of Lucius Sprague Ransom and May A. (Carr) Ransom; born in Indiana.
Obituary: LOCAL BREVITIES -- Word has been received here of the death of Clarence Ransom Saturday morning at his home in Muskegon, Mich. Mr. Ransom, who died suddenly following a heart attack, was the son of the late Lucius and May Carr Ransom. He is survived by his widow and a son, Fred, and a daughter, Betty, who reside in California. Memorial services are planned for Thursday afternoon in Muskegon, awaiting the arrival of the son and daughter, who are driving here from the west. Roy Ransom and Mrs. John Breen of Valparaiso are cousins of the decedent. Mr. and Mrs. Ransom and Mr. and Mrs. Breen plan to leave here Wednesday afternoon to attend the memorial services.
Obtuary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 12, 1950; Volume 23, Number 289, Page 2, Columns 2 and 3

RANSOM, Jimmie
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 3 - 4 - 0
Notes: 11y; child of Thomas J. Ransom and Mary B. (Keene) Ransom.

RANSOM, Lottie M.
Birth: 11 - 24 - 1865
Death: 10 - 6 - 1872
Notes: 6y,10m,12d; Daughter of Thomas J. Ransom and Mary B. (Keene) Ransom; born in Cortland County, New York.

RANSOM, Lucius Sprague
Birth: 5 - 8 - 1857
Death: 5 - 7 - 1948
Notes: Born in Cortand County, New York and died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan; husband of May A. (Carr) Ransom.
Obituary: Lucas Ransom, 91, Dies in Muskegon; Plan Burial Here -- Lucas S. Ransom, 91, former Valparaiso resident, died at 4 p. m. Monday at his home in Muskegon, Mich., following a five months' illness. The decedent was born in York county, New York, March 8, 1857, a son of Thomas J. Ransom and May (Keene) Ransom, both natives of New York state. He was married in Valparaiso to May Carr, daugter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carr. She preceded him in death Sept. 9, 1941. Surviving are one son, Clarence Ransom, Muskegon, Mich., a brother, Robert E. Ransom, Aurora, Ill.; four nieces, four nephews, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. For the last 50 years he had resided at Muskegon, Mich., and was a retired yard master for the Pere Marquette railroad. Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Bartholomew funeral home, 102 Monroe street, with the Rev. Herman E. Meyer, of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the Bartholomew funeral home from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger,Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 4, 1948; Volume 21, Number 254, Page 6, Column 2 (Note that the obituary incorrectly states a given name of Lucas instead of Lucius.)

RANSOM, Mary Bailey (Keene)
Birth: 9 - 20 - 1835
Death: 4 - 13 - 1902
Notes: Wife of T. J. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary B. Ransom was born September 20, 1835, in New York, and died on April 13, 1902 in Indiana at the age of 66 years. Father is listed as S. June. Mother is listed as L. Higens. Daughter of Sprague Keene and Chloe (Higgins) Keene.

RANSOM, May A. (Carr)
Birth: 4 - 0 - 1862
Death: 9 - 9 - 1941
Notes: Daughter of Ben Carr and Eliza P. Carr; wife of Lucius Sprague Ransom.
Obituary: EX-RESIDENT DIED IN MICHIGAN -- Mrs. Mae Carr Ransom, age 81 years, a former resident of Valparaiso, died this morning at 6 o'clock at her home in Muskegon, Mich., according to word received here today by relatives. The decedent was born in Valparaiso, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carr. Her father was engaged in the hotel and transfer business here in the early days. Surviving are her husband, Luke Ransom; one son, Clarence, of Muskegon; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body will be brought to Valparaiso Friday and memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. at the Bartholomew funeral chapel on Washington street. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of the city.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger,Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 9, 1941; Volume 15, Page 2, Column 5

RANSOM, Thomas J.
Birth: 5 - 9 - 1831
Death: 1 - 22 - 1915
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Thomas J. Ransom was born on May 9, 1831, in New York, and died on January 22, 1915, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 83 years. Father is listed as Thomas Ransom, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Sarah Intches, who was born in Pennsylvania.

RANSOM, William M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1862
Death: 6 - 22 - 1864
Notes: Son of Thomas J. Ransom and Mary B. (Keene) Ransom; born in Cortland County, New York.

REYNOLDS, Ida E. (Hicks)
Birth: 12 - 7 - 1852
Death: 4 - 8 - 1881
Notes: No tombstone; born in Long Island, New York; wife of Theodore Warren Freelent Reynolds.
Obituary: Mrs. Ida Reynolds, wife of Do. Reynolds of West Center township, departed this life last Friday night at 9:30 p. m., after an illness of nine days with typhoid pneumonia, aged 28 years, 4 months and 1 day. Mrs. Reynolds was a loving wife, a fond mother, and a good neighbor. The bereaved husband and orphan child have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. The funeral service was conducted at the Leonard school-house last Sunday by Elder Riley, and the mortal remains of Ida Reynolds were consigned to their earthly tomb by the side of her two children, mother and sister, in the Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 14, 1881; Volume 25, Number 15, Page 5, Column 1

REYNOLDS, Roy
Birth: 6 - 13 - 1880
Death: 7 - 19 - 1880
Notes: No tombstone; child of Theodore Warren Freelent Reynolds and Ida E. (Hicks) Reynolds; twin of Warren Emereson Reynolds; this burial is inferred from an obituary published for Ida Reynolds, mother of this child. Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 14, 1881; Volume 25, Number 15, Page 5, Column 1

REYNOLDS, Warren Emerson
Birth: 6 - 13 - 1880
Death: 0 - 0 - 0000
Notes: No tombstone; child of Theodore Warren Freelent Reynolds and Ida E. (Hicks) Reynolds; twin of Roy Reynolds; died prior to April 8, 1881; this burial is inferred from an obituary published for Ida Reynolds, mother of this child. Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 14, 1881; Volume 25, Number 15, Page 5, Column 1

RHODA, Florence A. (Kielpikowski)
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1917
Death: 8 - 15 - 1997
Notes: Daughter of Frank Kielpikowski and Berha Kielpikowski, wife of Carl J. Rhoda. Obituary: Valparaiso -- Rhoda, Florence A., 80, of Valparaiso, passed away Aug. 15. Graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday at Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township. Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso in charge of arrangements.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; August 17, 1997

RISDEN, Harriet
Birth: 6 - 26 - 1816
Death: 2 - 3 - 1851
Notes: 34y,7m,7d; born in New York; wife of George M. Risden.

ROBINSON, Nancy (Gould)
Birth: 4 - 0 - 1794 [estimated birth date]
Death: 7 - 20 - 1877
Notes: Tombstone base is present but headstone is missing.
Obituary: DIED. -- ROBINSON. -- Early on the morning of Friday, the 20th inst., at the residence of Mr. Matthew Turner, in Valparaiso, Mrs. Nancy Gould Robinson, widow of Richard Robinson, who died in this county on the 28th of February, 1871, in the 84th year of her age. Mrs. Robinson was born at Douglass, Mass., in April, 1794, and was married to Richard Robinson on the 6th of September, 1812. Her husband having become expert in the manufacture of cotton goods, they removed to various points where he could pursue his calling. When the first cotton mill was built in Pittsburgh, Pa., they removed with their family to that city that he might take its superintendency. The exact date is not remembered by the surviving children, but it was not far from 1830, and when Pittsburgh was as yet a small place. They subsequently returned to Massachusetts. They came to this county about 21 years ago. They had eleven children, of whom four survive. There are also numerous grand-children and great-grand-children. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were members of the Protestant Episcopal church. In 1868 they united with the Presbyterian church in Valparaiso. Mrs. Robinson lived a consistent Christian life. Her health had been visibly declining for several weeks prior to her death, but her decease was at the time unexpected. Suddenly and without a struggle she passed away, having on the previous day sat down at the table with the family. Her remains were buried in the cemetery near Mr. Kimball's on Saturday, the 21st inst.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 26, 1877; Volume 21, Number 30, Page 3, Column 9

ROBINSON, Richard
Birth: 4 - 26 - 1794 [estimated birth date]
Death: 2 - 28 - 1871
Notes: Husband of Nancy (Gould) Robinson.

ROSENBERGER, John
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1857
Death: 2 - 15 - 1936
Notes: Father; husband of Rebecca M. (Canady) Rosenberger.
Obituary: Obituary 1: LONG ILLNESS PROVES FATAL TO AGED MAN -- John Rosenberger, age 78 years, died Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock at his home, 351 South Locust street, following a several years' illness. He had been a sufferer of rheumatism for many year. Mr. Rosenberger was born at Crown Point, Ind., in 1857, the son of William and Catherine (Ovenio) Rosenberger. Most of his life was spent near Watseka, Ill., where he followed farming. In the fall of 1885 he was married at Watseka, Ill., to Rebecca M. Canady, who survives, together with two sons, Lonnie Rosenberger, 105 Hickory street, this city, and Lee Rosenberger, 534 Greenwich street, this city, and one daughter Murial B. Hall, residing at home. Mr. Rosenberger came to Valparaiso with his family in the fall of 1917 so his children could enroll in Valparaiso university. He planned on moving back to Watseka when the children finished their school careers, but became enraptured with Valparaiso and decided to make his future home here. Though unable to take a part in social or other activities because of illness, Mr.Rosenberger had a wide acquaintance among local people and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Memorial services will be held at the Frank A. LePell funeral home on Monroe street, Tuesday afternoon a 1:30 o'clock conducted by Robert Ryerse, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home up until time of the service. || Obituary 2: HOLD RITES FOR J. ROSENBERGER -- Memorial sevices for John Rosenberger were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Frank A.LePell funeral home on Monroe street and were largely attended by relatives and friends. Rev. Robert L. Ryerse, pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the rites. Brial was in Kimball cemetery, in Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 17, 1936; Volume 9, Page 2, Column 7 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 20, 1936; Volume 9, Page 2, Column 3

ROSENBERGER, Lillian (Scott)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1909
Death: 12 - 15 - 1951
Notes: Daughter of Sanford Scott; wife of Lee Rosenberger.
Obituary: Mrs. Lee Rosenberger, Of Wanatah Vicinity, Succumbs In Hospital -- Mrs. Lee Roseberger, 42, residing near Wanatah, died Saturday in St. Anthony's hospital, Michigan City, after an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the LePell funeral home, Valparaiso, with the Rev. Kendall Sands, of the Wanatah Methodist church, of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home from 7 p. m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday. Surviving besides her husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Scott, Hagerstown, Ind.; two brothers, Orville Scott, Dallas, Tex., and Vernon Scott, Valparaiso; five sisters, Mrs. Rhea Goodson, Valparaiso; Mrs. Viola Rose, Muncie; Mrs. Beryl Woodward, Mrs. Eulelah Nelson and Mrs. Ethel Oler, Hagerstown; an uncle, Ernest Foster, and two aunts, Mrs. William Black and Mrs. Elizabeth Foster, of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 17, 1951; Volume 25, Number 140, Page 6, Column 3

ROSENBERGER, Pearl Ophelia (Hanrahan)
Birth: 11 - 13 - 1900
Death: 8 - 28 - 1965
Notes: Daughter of Arthur A. Hanrahan and Mable (Dillingham) Hanrahan; wife of Smith A. "Lon" Roenberger.
Obituary: MRS. S. A. ROSENBERGER -- Services for Mrs. S. A. (Pearl Ophelia) Rosenberger, 64, 105 Hickory, who died Saturday in her home, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Raymond King, First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Born Nov. 13, 1900, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Arthur and Mable (Dillingham) Hanrahan. On April 12, 1923, she was married to S. A. Rosenberger, who survives. Mrs. Rosenbeger was an active member of the First Baptist church. She was a member of the Cecile Tucker circle and was an acting deaconess at the time of her death. Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Ruth Rosenberger; two brothers, Wallace and William; one sister, Mrs. Merle Keene, all of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 30, 1965; Volume 39, Number 48, Page 6, Column 6

ROSENBERGER, Rebecca Malinda (Canady)
Birth: 12 - 26 - 1865
Death: 2 - 21 - 1945
Notes: Mother; wife of John Rosenberger.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Hold Rosenberger Rites on Friday -- Memorial services for Mrs. Rebecca Rosenberger, who died Wednesday at her home on South Locust street, were held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at LePell funeral home on Monroe street, Rev. L. E. Myers, of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Pallbearers were George and Kenneth Parry, Vernon L. Beach and Edward Coash. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso. || Obituary 2: Local Woman Dies Age 79 -- Mrs. Rebecca Malinda Rosenberger, 79, died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at the family home, 351 Locust street after a 10 days' illness. She had been in failing health for several years. Last Monday her condition became critical. The decedent was born in Iroquois county, Ill., on Dec. 26, 1865. She was the widow of John Rosenberger, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1935. The year previous to Mr. Rosenberger's death the couple observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary in April, 1934. The Rosenberger family moved to Valparaiso from Watseka, Ill., in 1917. She was a member of the Friends' church at Watseka. Mrs. Rosenberger spent many hours making paper flowers, and being a great lover of flowers became adept in this line. Up until two years ago she indulged in this hobby. These flowers were sold on the open market, but her particular joy was to give them away. School children were recipients of many of these gifts. In turn scores of children greeted her as grandma, a title which pleased her. Surviving are two sons, Lonnie and Lee Rosenberger; a daughter, Mrs. Muriel B. Hall, and one grand-daughter, Ruth Rosenberger, all of this city, and a nephew, Calvin Canady, who made his home with her. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday from the LePell funeral home on Monroe street. Rev. L. E. Myers, of the Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the LePell funeral home after 7:00 this evening and up until time of services.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 24, 1945; Volume 18, Page 2, Column 6 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 22, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 2

ROSENBERGER, Ruth
Birth: 12 - 10 - 1925
Death: 1 - 10 - 1977
Notes: Daughter of Smith A. "Lon" Rosenberger and Pearl Ophelia (Hanrahan) Rosenberger.

ROSENBERGER, Smith A. "Lon"
Birth: 8 - 15 - 1886
Death: 8 - 7 - 1967
Notes: Son of John Rosenberger and Rebecca Malinda (Canady) Rosenberger; husband of Pearl O. (Hanarahan) Rosenberger.
Obituary: S. A. (LON) ROSENBERGER -- S. A. (Lon) Rosenberger, 80, Valparaiso resident until three months ago, died Monday in Glendale, Ariz. He ws born Aug. 15, 1886, in Watseka, Ill., the son of John and Rebecca (Kanady) Rosenberger. On April 12, 1918, he married Pearl O. Hanrahan, who preceded him in death in 1965. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Valparaiso. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Ruth Rosenberger, Teegarden, Ind., and one brother, Lee J. Rosenberger, Phoenix, Ariz. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartholomew Funeral home.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 9, 1967; Volume 41, Number 31, Page 11, Column 4

RUNDQUIST, Minnie (Zane) Wheeler
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1868
Death: 9 - 8 - 1931
Notes: Daughter of Benjamin Ludlow Zane and Susan (Hilderbrand) Zane.
Obituary: DEATH ENDS LONGS ILLNESS -- MRS. RUNQUIST -- Mrs. Minnie Runquist, age sixty-three years, died Thursday morning at 8:40 o'clock at her home in Liberty township, following an illness of seven years. The decedent was born at Liberty Center and lived there practically all her life. Surviving are her husband, and four children, Clarence Rundquist, Mrs. Myrtle Biggs and Miss Sadie Wheeler, of Liberty Center, and Mrs. Clay Wilson, of Gary. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Susan Wilt, of Valparaiso, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Pillman, of Valparaiso. Funeral Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock daylight saving time at the Frank A. LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street, conducted by Rev. C. M. Small, of the Christian church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 9, 1932; Volume 6, Page 4, Column 8

RUSSELL, Elizabeth
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 5 - 9 - 1877
Obituary: LOCAL. -- Died, on last Monday morning at the residence of Mr. Ben Rumsey, Mrs. Elizabeth Russell, widow of Mr. Alonzo Russell, after an illness of seven months, aged 40. Her funeral service took place at the house on last Tuesday at 10 o'clock conducted by Elder Riley. The remains were interred in the Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 12, 1877; Volume 21, Number 15, Page 3, Column 3

SALAIN, Marjorie M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0000
Death: 1 - 0 - 2000
Notes: Wife of Samuel C. Salain.
Obituary: Lake Station -- Salain, Marjorie M., 76, of Lake Station. Retired from Anderson Co. Visitation 9 a.m. to time of service 11 a.m. Saturday at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel. Burial at Kimball Cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; January 28, 2000

SALAIN, Samuel C.
Birth: 6 - 1 - 1921
Death: 1 - 18 - 1996
Notes: Born in Pennsylvania; husband of Marjorie M. Salain.
Obituary: Lake Station -- Salain, Samuel C., 74, of Lake Station, passed away Jan. 18. He was employed as a maintenance man. Services at noon today at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel, 3781 Central Ave., Lake Station. Burial at Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; January 20, 1996

SCHELLINGER, Daniel Everett
Birth: 3 - 18 - 1883
Death: 8 - 24 - 1962
Notes: So of Jesse B. Schellinger and Mary Elizabeth (Soliday) Schellinger; husband of Mary (Bentley) Schellinger.
Obituary: Obituary 1: DEATHS -- DAVID SCHELLINGER -- David Schellinger, 78, RFD 5 died at 9:45 a.m. today in Porter Memorial hospital. The body wa taken to the Wetmore Funeral home where funeral services are pending. || Obituary 2: SCHELLINGER RITES -- Services for Daniel E. Schellinger, 78, RFD 5, who died Friday in Porter Memorial hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. Percy Thomas, First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Sunday until time of services. Born in Center township, Porter county, March 18, 1884, he was the son of Jesse B. and Elizabeth (Soliday) Schellinger. On Nov. 20, 1906, in Valparaiso, he married Mary Bentley, who survives. Surviving besides the widow are three sons, Ralph, Council Bluff, Ia., Robert, Chesterton, and Jesse, Oakland, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Ruth) Cuson and Mrs. Francis (Nell) Spencer, of Valparaiso; Mrs. Martha (Edward) Reich, Neillsville, Wis., and Mrs. Carl (Ethel) Hedges, Michigan City; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded n death by one daughter, three sisters and one brother.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 24, 1962; Volume 36, Number 44, Page 6, Column 6 (Note: This obituary incorrectly states that Daniel's given name is David.) || Obituary 2: Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 25, 1962; Volume 36, Number 45, Page 3, Column 3

SCHELLINGER, Jesse Burrus
Birth: 11 - 27 - 1842
Death: 11 - 30 - 1904
Notes: Son of Daniel B. Schellinger; born in Pennsylvania; husband of Mary Elizabeth (Soliday) Schellinger.

SCHELLINGER, Jesse William
Birth: 1 - 8 - 1915
Death: 3 - 3 - 1985
Notes: US Navy, World War II; son of Daniel Everett Schellinger and Mary (Bentley) Schellinger; born in Indiana and died in Stanislaus County, California.

SCHELLINGER, Mary Viola (Bentley)
Birth: 11 - 24 - 1883
Death: 12 - 15 - 1965
Notes: Daughter of William Bentley and Emma (Wheeler) Bentley; born in Porter County, Indiana, and died in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana; wife of Daniel E. Schellinger.
Obituary: MRS. DANIEL SCHELLINGER -- Mrs. Daniel (Mary V.) Schellinger, 83, RFD 5, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Michigan City following a two-month illness. Born in Valparaiso Nov. 24, 1882, the daughter of William and Emma (Wheeler) Bentley, she was married on Nov. 20, 1906, in Valparaiso to Daniel Schellinger, who preceded her in death in August of 1962. She was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the First Christian church in Valparaiso. Surviving are three sons, Ralph of Council Bluffs, Ia., Robert of Chesterton, and Jesse of Oakland, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Cuson and Mrs. Francis Spencer, both of Valparaiso, Mrs. Edward Reich, Neillsville, Wis., and Mrs. Carl Hedges, Michigan City; two sisters, Mrs. Clancy Hollett, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Frank Sexton, Inkum, Ida.; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides the husband were one daughter, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. Thomas E. Alston officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 16, 1965; Volume 39, Number 139, Page 6, Column 3

SCHELLINGER, Mary Elizabeth "Libbie" (Soliday)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1858
Death: 0 - 0 - 1896
Notes: Daughter of Henry Soliday and Mary Ann (Lucas) Soliday; born in Indiana; wife of Jesse Burrus Schellinger.

SCHELLINGER, Roy James
Birth: 1 - 14 - 1920
Death: 1 - 21 - 1920
Notes: Roy James Schellinger is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Roy James Schellinger was born in January 14, 1920, in Indiana, and died on January 21, 1920, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of seven days. Father is listed as Daniel Schellinger, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Mary Bentley, who was born in Nebraska.

SCHMELL, Mary Melissa (Bull).
Birth: 11 - 17 - 1870
Death: 11 - 15 - 1952
Notes: Daughter of Theodore Spencer Bull and Anna Maria (Keeler) Bull; born and died in Porter County, Indiana; wife of William D. Schmell.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Liberty Township Woman Succumbs After Long Illness -- Mrs. Mary M. Schmell, 82, residing on RFD 5, Valparaiso, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Porter Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. The decedent was born November 17, 1870, in Liberty Township, in the home in which she lived until she entered the hospital. She was the daughter of Theodore F. [S] and Ann [Keeler] Bull. She had lived in Porter County all her life with exception of two years residence in Yuma, Ariz. On August 5, 1908 she was untied in marriage in Valparaiso to William M. Schmell, who survives together with a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, with the Rev. Herman E. Meyer, of the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery, in Liberty Township. Friends may call at the Bartholomew Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Thursday and until time of services. || Obituary 2: Hold Last Rites for Wauhob Lake resident The Rev. Herman E. Meyer, pastor of the First Baptist Church, was officiant at the funeral rites held for Mrs. Mary M. Schmell, wife of William Schmell, Wauhob Lake resident, at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, at 2 p.m. Friday. Mrs. H. W. Hock was soloist, and Miss Mae Brown was organist. Mrs. Schmell died Tuesday night in Porter Memorial Hospital. Pallbearers were Harold Bull, Richard Ruge, Leslie and Walter Esserman, James J. Clark and Ralph Lenburg. Burial was in Kimball Cemetery, in Liberty Township.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 12, 1952; Volume 26, Number 111, Page 6, Column 2 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 15, 1952; Volume 26, Number 114, Page 2, Column 3

SCHMELL, William D.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1870
Death: 1 - 18 - 1953
Notes: Husband of Mary Melissa (Bull) Schmell.
Obituary: Obituary 1: William Schmell, Former Liberty Farmer, Succumbs -- Services for William D. Schmell, 82, Liberty township, who died here Sunday morning after an extended illness, will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday in the Bartholomew Funeral home. The decedent was born in Ohio in 1870, and lived in Porter county the past 40 years, coming here from Arizona. He was a farmer. He married Mary M. Bull in Valparaiso, Aug. 5, 1908. She died Nov. 12, 1952. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving are a brother, Henry J. Cambria, Ia., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Grass of Owenton, Ky., and Mrs. Cally Cline of Columbus, Kan. The Rev. H E. Meyer, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate the services Wednesday, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the Bartholomew Funeral home from 2 p. m. Tuesday until Wednesday noon, and from 2 p. m. Wednesday until services. || Obituary 2: Final Services Are Held For William D. Schmell -- Services for William D. Schmell, 82, Liberty township farmer who died Sunday after an extended illness, were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. H. E. Meyer, Valparaiso First Baptist church, officiating. Mrs. H. W. Hock was soloist, with Miss Mae Brown accompanying on the organ. Burial was in Kimball cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Ruge, Herman Curtis, Wayne and Theodore Bull, Leslie Esserman and Keith Clark.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 19, 1953; Volume 26, Number 166, Page 3, Column 4 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 22, 1953; Volume 26, Number 169, Page 6, Column 2

SELMAN, Connie Jean
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 1932
Notes: Daughter of M. and M.

SELMAN, Ellis Carl
Birth: 10 - 18 - 1876
Death: 7 - 15 - 1927
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ellis Selman was born on October 18, 1876, in Indiana, and died on July 15, 1927, at 604 Campbell Street, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 50 years. Spouse is listed as Ora Beck. Father is listed as John Selman, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Emma Hansford, who was born in Indiana. Born in Wanatah, LaPorte County, Indiana, and died at Christian Hospital in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, following a surgical operation.

SELMAN, Emma Catherine (Hansford)
Birth: 4 - 7 - 1856
Death: 2 - 16 - 1939
Notes: Daughter of John Hansford and Hannah (Dillingham) Hansford; wife of John M. Selman.
Obituary: RURAL WOMAN DIES AGED 81 -- Plan Services Sunday in Valparaiso for Mrs. Emma Selman, R. R. 4. Mrs. Emma Selman, aged 81 died Thursday at the home in which she had lived for nearly fifty years on rural route four. Born April 7, 1856, in Valparaiso, she was united in marriage to John Selman, Dec. 10, 1874, who preceded her in death twenty-two years ago. To this union were born ten children of which one son and seven daughters survive, in addition to thirty-four grandchildren and fifty-two great grandchildren and two brothers. These are Mrs. James Wheeler, Mrs. James Stafford, Mrs. John Bentley, of Porter county; Mrs. Oliver Freeman, Davison, Mich., Mrs. Lizzie Davis, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Ida Cool, Dalbo, Minn., and Nellie Coutts, of Chicago. Brothers are William and Earl Hansford, or Topeka, Kansas. The decedent was a member of the Valparaiso Christian church and had spent most of her life on a farm. Memorial services will be held at Christian church, Sunday afternoon at one o'clock with burial in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the home this evening up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 17, 1939; Volume 12, Page 1, Column 5

SELMAN, John M.
Birth: 1 - 7 - 1851
Death: 4 - 14 - 1917
Notes: Husband of Emma Catherine (Hansford) Selman. Notes: Father. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that John M. Selman was born on January 7, 1851, in Germany, and died on August 14, 1917, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 65 years. Spouse is listed as Emma. Father is listed as John Selman, who was born in Germany.

SELMAN, Lois Elaine
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 1933
Notes:

SELMAN, Mary
Birth: 2 - 12 - 1907
Death: 3 - 3 - 1907
Notes: Mary Selman is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary Sellman was born in Indiana and died on March 3, 1907, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of fourteen days. Father is listed as Ellis Sellman. Mother is listed as Mary D. DeWitt. Daughter of Ellis arl Selmanand Mary D.(Beck Henry) Selman.

SELMAN, Mary Ora (Beck Henry)
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1877
Death: 12 - 15 - 1950
Notes: Mary was legally adopted by William and Ella A. (Briggs) Henry by the time she was two years old. Mary's birth parents were Charles H. Beck and Luella Jane (Cheever) Beck, both of whom died well after Mary's adoption by the William and Ella. It is unknown why Mary was given up for adoption. Mary's brother, George, also lived with the William and Ella, but was never legally adopted by them.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Mary Selman Dies Here After Lengthy Illness -- Mrs. Mary Selman, 73, residing at Trail-Lin, east of Valparaiso, died at 9:15 p. m. Friday after an extended illness. She had been bedfast for a number of years. The decedent was born Aug. 9, 1877, in Porter county. Her parents were William and Ella Henry, the former at one time superintendent of the Porter county home. Most of her life was spent in and around Valparaiso. On October 27, 1897, she was united in marriage to Ellis Sleman, who preceded her in death July 15, 1927. Surviving are five sons and two daughters: Lawrence, Hartsell, Milton and Mrs. Herman Brobeck, all of Valparaiso; John, of Kouts, Lester and Mrs. Grace Baugher, both of Gary, and three sisters, Mrs. Allen Urbahns, of Valparaiso; Mrs. Lilly Wolfe, of South Bend, and Mrs. Clara Anderson, of San Gabriel, Calif. Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the LePell funeral home, 53 Monroe, with burial in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso.< Friends may call after 2 p. m. Sunday at the LePell funeral home and up until time of services Monday. || Obituary 2: Hold Memorial Services for Mrs. Mary Selman -- Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Selman, who died last Friday, were held at 2 p. m. Monday at the LePell funeral home, 53 Monroe, with William Von Dochren, Christian Science reader, officiating. Pallbearers were Lawrence, Lester, Hartsell, Milton and John Selman and Herman Brobeck. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter Co., Indiana; December 16, 1950; Volume 24, Number 140, Page 2, Column 6 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter Co., Indiana; December 19, 1950; Volume 24, Number 142, Page 6, Column 3

SELMAN, Orville Ellis
Birth: 1 - 31 - 1919
Death: 2 - 18 - 1919
Notes: Orville Ellis Selman is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Orville Ellis Selman was born January 31, 1919, in Indiana, and died on February 18, 1919, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of eighteen days. Father is listed as E. C. Selman, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Ora Beck, who was born in Indiana. Son of Ellis Carl Beck and Mary Ora (Beck Henry) Selman.

SHEETS, Louisa M.
Birth: 11 - 23 - 1848
Death: 2 - 19 - 1912
Notes: Wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Louisa Sheets was born on November 23, 1848, in New York, and died on February 19, 1912, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 63 years. Father is listed as John Schifield, who was born in Virginia.

SHEETS, Sylvester C.
Birth: 11 - 29 - 1840
Death: 11 - 16 - 1898
Obituary: CHESTERTON CHIPS -- Sylvester Sheets of Liberty township died Wednesday of Brights disease. He was 58 years old and leaves a widow and ten children.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; November 19, 1898; Volume 15, Number 32, Page 1, Column 6

SKINNER, Arletta J.
Birth: 12 - 3 - 1852
Death: 9 - 29 - 1853
Notes: 9m,26d; Daughter of T. and S. A.

SKINNER, Catharine (Babbette)
Birth: 9 - 25 - 1846
Death: 12 - 4 - 1896
Notes: 50y,9d; born in Ontario, Canada, and died in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana; wife of John Henry Skinner.

SKINNER, Harry Washington
Birth: 10 - 19 - 1865
Death: 0 - 0 - 1891
Notes: Son of Stephen Leroy Skinner and Mariette (Willis) Skinner.

SKINNER, John Delbert
Birth: 4 - 14 - 1873
Death: 0 - 0 - 1891
Notes: Son of Stephen Leroy Skinner and Mariette (Willis) Skinner; born in Indiana.

SKINNER, John Henry
Birth: 8 - 2 - 1845
Death: 9 - 20 - 1888
Notes: 43y,1m,18d; Company A 7th Indiana Cavalry, Civil War; son of David Skinner and Susanna (Beck) Skinner; husband of Catharine (Babbette) Skinner.
Obituary: Obituary. Died, at his home, five miles northwest of this city, Thursday, Sept. 21st, 1888, Mr. John Henry Skinner. For several years Mr. Skinner had been suffering from heart disease. Heither he nor his friends had hopes of his ultimate recovery, in fact, he expected that at any time death might overtake him. He had not been confined to his bed, however, until about four weeks before his death, when he was utterly prostrated and unable to assist himself in the least. Dropsy also began its work and after four weeks of sickness, during which time he has mercifully spared the suffering of much pain, he passed resignedly away. Mr. Skinner entered the U.S. service in the summer of 1863. His company was mustered in September of that year. While in the service his health became impared and he suffered much from rheumatism and other diseases contracted from exposure. He served for over two years, receiving then his discharge. As a man Mr. Skinner earned the respect and confidence of all who knew him. Neighbors and acquaintances give numerous praise of his sterling and excellent qualities. He was characterized by generous and kind impulses and his loss will be deeply felt in the community. He leaves a wife, two daughters and a son, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them. Mr. Skinner was a member of the G. A. R. Post of this city. A large number of that order attend the services and bore the remains to their last resting place. The services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Pope in the St. Clair school house, and the large number of friends who gathered attest the universal sorrow that is felt at his death. -- Messenger
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; October 11, 1888; Volume 5, Number 26, Page1, Column 2

SKINNER, Mariette (Willis)
Birth: 4 - 25 - 1837
Death: 6 - 26 - 1910
Notes: Wife of Stephen Leroy Skinner. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Margaret Skinner was born on April 25, 1837, in Pennsylvania, and died on June, 26, 1910, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 73 years. Spouse is listed as S. L. Skinner. Father is listed as Joseph Willis.

SKINNER, Sarah (Johnson)
Birth: 4 - 16 - 1831
Death: 11 - 26 - 1873
Notes: Wife

SKINNER, Stephen Leroy.
Birth: 5 - 1 - 1833
Death: 11 - 29 - 1913
Notes: Born in Ohio; husband of Mariette (Willis) Skinner.

SKINNER, Truman
Birth: 11 - 30 - 1825
Death: 4 - 29 - 1904
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Truman Skinner was born on November 30, 1825, in New York, and died on April 29, 1904, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 78 years. Spouse is listed as Hester. Father is listed as Asa Skinner. Mother is listed as Electa Mason.

SMITH, Arthur LaVerne, Sr.
Birth: 3 - 16 - 1899
Death: 6 - 17 - 1962
Obituary: ARTHUR L. SMITH -- Arthur L. Smith, 63, 456 Locust, died Sunday in the Robert Long hospital, in Indianapolis, after an illness of nine months. Born in Chicago March 16, 199, he was the son of Oliver and Josephine (Livingood) Smith. Smith resided in the Valparaiso area most of his life. He as a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Viola Hawkins and Mrs. Nita Davis, of Union township; one son, William O., also of Union township; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Olive St. Clair, residing in Florida; and two brothers, Lorenzo and Arnold, both of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by a son and a brother. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wtmore Funeral home with the Rev. Lawrence King, First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 18, 1962; Volume 35, Number 294, Page 6, Column 6

SMITH, Arthur LaVerne, Jr.
Birth: 3 - 25 - 1927
Death: 10 - 29 - 1939
Notes: Son of Arthur Laverne Smith, Sr. and Ruth (Grunnet) Smith. Obituary: LOCAL YOUTH KILLED BY CAVEIN -- ARTHUR SMITH, 12, IS BURIED BY LANDSLIDE -- Two Others Have Narrow Escape from Similar Fate As Tons of Earth Close Over Big Truck -- HUNDREDS WITNESS RESCUE ATTEMPTS -- 12-year-old Valparaiso youth met a shocking death and two companions narrowly escaped a similar fate when a huge bank of earth avalanched down upon them as they were digging sand in a pit on the Charles Phares farm, on Campbell Road, four miles north of Valparaiso, Sunday at 11:30 a. m. The Victim, Arthur LaVerne Smith, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur LaVerne Smith, Sr., was buried under tons of sand. James Sherman, age 17, and William Berndt, age 14, both of Valparaiso, risked death in an attempt to save young Smith. They went to his aid when a portion of the hillside slid down upon the youths, pinning Smith against the rear left wheel of the truck. According to reports, Sherman and Glen Doud had almost succeeded in releasing Smith when a second slide occurred, completely covering Smith and most of the truck. Sherman was caught in the cavein and buried up to his neck. He was dug out by Phillis Adams, who happened to be a short distance away. Young Berndt, who was standing near Smith when the fist slide occurred, was only partly caught in the sand. He managed to extricate himself and scramble to safety before the second occurred. State police, Porter county sheriff's office and Valparaiso firemen were notified by Doud of the tragic happened. Firemen rushed an inhulator to the spot. Hundreds of Sunday motorists gathered at the scene of the accident and watched authorities and others dig into the huge mound of sand in an effort to release the imprisoned youth. During the excavation operations fears were expressed that fresh caveins might bring peril to the workers. It was over an hour and forty-five minutes after the mishap that Smith's body was recovered. Coroner Carl M. Davis, of Porter county, examined the body and pronounced him dead. Death was attributed to asphyxiation. Mrs. Smith, mother of the boy, stood near the pit weeping while efforts were being made to locate the body. She collapsed when the victim was recovered. According to a statement made by Sherman to Coroner Davis, he was employed by Robert H. Beard, of Long Lake, to haul sand for a fill and for a new beach being constructed on Long Lake. Young Smith accompanied him to the Phares pit along with young Berndt. Sherman drove an International truck owned by Beard. When they arrived at the pit, Sherman backed the truck close to the side of the bank which towers almost fifty feet. Smith was standing near the rear of the truck when he (Sherman) started to shovel sand into the truck. Without warning a portion of the bank overhead toppled down upon the youths. Smith was caught by the sand as he tried to dodge around the truck and was pinned against the truck. "I started to dig him out and Glen Doud came up to assist me," Sherman said. "Then another slide came and I was buried up to my neck. I managed to hold my arms in the air and Phil Adams dug me out." Doud told Coroner Davis that he went to the assistance of Smith when the first slide came, and with Sherman's aid almost had him uncovered when the second slide occurred. The first slide, according to Doud did not cover the truck, but the second was several feet over the bed of the truck. Adams in his story to the coroner said he was standing about 20 feet away when the first slide occurred. The second slide, he said, came about three minutes later. A foreboding that death was stalking in the sandpit was presented to the three youth a week before when a portion of the bank gave away as the trio was leaving the pit. Luckily the youths were outside the danger zone at the time. Effort to pull the truck from under the mass of sand with tractors was given up when it was feared that new slides might develop. Shovelers worked feverishly and soon the truck was able to be driven out of the pit. The death of Smith recalled the death of Chris Dahl, WPA worker, who was killed several years ago in cavein while employed in removing dirt from the side of a steep hill on Campbell Road, within a short distance from the place where Sunday's tragedy was enacted. The body of young Smith was removed to the LePell and Son funeral home on Monroe street, where memorial services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. Beside the parents he is survived by two sisters, Viola, 16, and Nita May, 14, and one brother, Billy, 10. The dead boy was born in Valparaiso on March 25, 1927. The family resides above the Louderback Royal Blue grocery, at 70 Lincolnway.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 30, 1939; Volume 13, Page 1, Column 8 and Page 2, Column 3

SMITH, Ella (Von Wagoner)
Birth: 6 - 17 - 1886
Death: 3 - 25 - 1952
Notes: Mother. Ella was the wife of Samuel Alexaner Smith. She was born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Gary, Lake County, Indiana.
Obituary: Mrs. Ella Smith, Former Resident Of County, Dies -- Mrs. Ella Smith, 83, widow of the late Samuel A. Smith, and former Porter county resident, died Tuesday afternoon in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Spiros, 826 Lincoln street, Gary, with whom she had been making her home for the last 19 years. She had been ill only a short time. The decedent was born in the Cook's Corner vicinity June 17, 1868, and resided there for 64 years. She was a charter member of the Neighborhood Sisters club, with which she was affiliated for more than 50 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Spiros, and Mrs. Grace Nelson of East Gary; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 1 p. m. Friday at the Lach and Stillinovich Funeral home, 531 West 11 avenue, Gary. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 26, 1952; Volume 25, Number 225, Page 1, Column 7

SMITH, Hattie Edna
Birth: 1 - 18 - 1881
Death: 9 - 19 - 1882
Notes: Daughter of Anthony Wayne Smith and Ellen Marie Smith; birth and death occurred in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: A little daughter of Tony Smith, of Horse prairie, died Tuesday, it is thought from the effect of drinking milk in which cholorform had accidently been poured. The death of their child under such circumstances was a sad stroke to the family.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 21, 1882; Volume 26, Number 38, Page 5, Column 1

SMITH, Goldie
Birth: 1 - 17 - 1904
Death: 1 - 27 - 1958
Notes: Not listed in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society's index of Liberty Township cemeteries.
Obituary: MRS. SMITH'S RITES -- Services for Mrs. Goldie Smith, 54, of RFD 4, wife of LaVerne Smith, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in LePell Funeral home. The Rev. L. E. Meyers, Nazarene church, will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until services. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. William Smith of RFD 4, and Mrs. Virgil Shannon of Clinton, Ind.; two sons, William Armitage of Healdsburg, Calif., and Robert Armitage of Clinton, and 16 grandchildren. Born Jan. 17, 1904, in Blanford, Ind., she lived here 15 years.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 28, 1958; Volume 31, Number 174, Page 3, Column 1

SMITH, Ruth (Grunnet)
Birth: 9 - 1 - 1904
Death: 12 - 9 - 1964
Notes: Wife of Arthur LaVerne Smith, Senior; daughter of Walter Grunnet and Agnes (Peulecke) Grunnet.

SMITH, Ruth Hazel
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1908
Death: 0 - 0 - 2000

SMITH, Samuel Alexander
Birth: 9 - 6 - 1853
Death: 12 - 26 - 1920
Notes: Father. Samuel Smith was born in Sandusky County, Ohio. He was the husband of Ella (VonWagoner) Smith). Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Samuel Smith was born on September 6, 1853, in Ohio, and died on December 26, 1920, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 67 years. Father is listed as Thomas Smith, who was born in Pennsylvania. Mother is listed as Mary Monroe, who was born in England.

SMITH, Sarah A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1816
Death: 0 - 0 - 1897

SMITH, Thomas
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1822
Death: 7 - 24 - 1894
Obituary: COUNTY SEAT NEWS. -- Thomas Smith, an old resident of Center township, died Tuesday night. He was 71 years old and leaves a wife and two sons. He had resided in Porter County since 1846.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; July 27, 1894; Volume 11, Number 16, Page 1, Column 2

SNIDER, Elaine B. (Cole)
Birth: 9 - 29 - 1936
Death: 9 - 28 - 1998
Obituary: Elaine B. (Cole) Snider -- Valparaiso -- Elaine B. (Cole) Snider, 62, of Valparaiso, IN passed away Monday, September 28, 1998 at the VNA Mary Bartz Hospice Center. She was born September 29, 1936 in Valparaiso the daughter of Lyle Newton and Agnes Bernice "Mom Cole" (Barkley) Cole. In 1953 she graduated from Valparaiso High School and is still fondly remembered for her style of drumming with the band. She was co-owner of Mom Cole's Restaurant in Valparaiso, served over 15 years in the Housekeeping Department at Valparaiso University, was a member of First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso and worked in the church nursery. Survivors include eight children and seven grandchildren, Jim (Crystal) Lewis, Carmen and James III of Ottumwa, IA, Ricky (Sue) Lewis, Robert of Daleville, AL, Michael "Mickey" (Debe) Lewis, Michael of Valparaiso, Ronda (Jim) Leib, Stephany of Valparaiso, Debra (Brad) Thompson, Brandan and Brittney of Valparaiso, Jodi Snider, Stephen Snider and Stephanie Snider, all of Valparaiso; three brothers, Blaine of White Bluff, TN, Wayne of Palos Heights, IL, Zane of Valparaiso; four sisters, Lorraine Berg of Valparaiso, Darlaine Lorz of Hobart, Marlaine Gordon of Crown Point, Arlains Jacobs of Ottumwa, IA, her special friend, Yvonne Hale, her church family, many friends and doctors. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sharlaine and two brothers, Laine "Flip" and Duane Cole. Funeral services will be held Friday 10:30 A.M. at First Methodist Church, Rev. David Byrum officiating with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN. Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to Elaine's favorite charities. || Obituary 2: Elaine B. Snider's love touched many children at church. -- By SUSAN BERO -- VALPARAISO - For many years, Elaine B. Snider's motherly love was a comfort to members of the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Byrum said Mrs. Snider opened her heart to each of the young wards left in her charge at the Valparaiso church's child care center. "Elaine was all about welcoming children," He said, "Children would come to church and not want to be left in the nursery, so Elaine would just hold them on her lap, week after week until they felt comfortable." "When I think about Elaine Snider, I think about love," the pastor said. Mrs. Snider, 62 of Valparaiso, died Sept. 28 at the Porter County Hospice. "My mom appreciated everything and enjoyed the simple things in life," said Jody Snider. She liked taking drives to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Watching the deer, small wildlife and even the birds in their natural habitat gave her pleasure, he said. While battling myriad health problems, his mother found solace in her faith and enjoyed singing religious hymns. She cherished time spent with her family and the outings shared with her grandchildren. "I'll never have a better friend. She was pretty special," her son said. Mrs. Snider was a member of First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso and for many years was employed in the church nursery. She is survived by five sons, Jim (Chris) Lewis of Ottumwa, Iowa, Rick (Sue) Lewis of Daleville, Ala., Michael "Mickey" (Debe) Lewis, Jody Snider and Stephen Snider of Valparaiso; three daughters, Ronda (Jim) Leib, Debra (Brad) Thompson and Stephanie Snider all of Valparaiso; seven grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters. Services were Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Byrum officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso. Interment took place at Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; September 30 and October 1, 1998 || Obituary 2: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; October 16, 1998

SNOWDON, Alan E.
Birth: 5 - 2 - 1941
Death: 1 - 26 - 1972
Notes: FR US Navy
Obituary: Obituary 1: ALAN E. SNOWDON -- Word has been received here of the accidental death of Alan Edward Snowdon, 30, Rt. 2, Spencer, W. Va., former Valparaiso resident, who was killed Wednesday in Cleveland when an automobile on which he was working fell and crushed him. While a resident of Valparaiso, he was a parts department employe of Dolembo Chevrolet and Cadillac, Inc. He was employed at Bob Genda Chevrolet, Chesterton, for an auto firm in LaPorte and Snowdon Motors, Gary, operated by cousin. He was born May 2, 1941, in Wadtford, England, a son of Lawrence Clifford and Ivy Mary Snowdon, both of whom survive in Herts, England. On April 25, 1959, he married Dorothy Hartley of Hanna, who also survives, along with two sons, Robert Lawrence and Alan Edward, Jr., both at home, and a sister, Ann of Herts. He came to the United States 12 years ago and served with the U. S. Navy from 1961 to 1964. He left Valparaiso last August. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of his parents in the United States. || Obituary 2: ALAN SNOWDON'S RITES -- Services for Alan Edward Snowdon, 30, Rt. 2, Spencer, W. Va., former Valparaiso resident, who suffered fatal injuries in Cleveland Wednesday when an automobile he was repairing fell on him, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wetmore Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie Hill, Landmark Missonary Baptist Church, LaPorte, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 28, 1972; Volume 45, Number 174, Page 9, Column 6
|| Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 31, 1972; Volume 45, Number 176, Page 9, Column 1

SOLIDAY, Caleb David
Birth: 11 - 16 - 1862
Death: 1 - 2 - 1919
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Calib Soliday was born in Indiana and died on January 2, 1919, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 56 years. Father is listed as H. Soliday, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Mary Lucas, who was born in Indiana. Husband of Leah Catherine (Von Wagoner) Soliday.

SOLIDAY, Henry
Birth: 8 - 23 - 1811
Death: 9 - 5 - 1880
Notes: 69y,18d; son of Adam Solliday and Mary (Leonard) Solliday; born in Ohio and died in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. Henry's wife, Mary Ann (Lucas) Soliday died on April 14, 1891, in London, England.
Obituary: DIED. -- SOLIDAY. -- In Liberty Township, Porter county, Ind., September 5th, 1880, Mr. Henry Soliday, aged sixty-nine years. He leaves a wife and nine children and other kindred to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband, and kind father and friend. His funeral services were attended at his late residence on the 6th inst., by Elder L. Gates, in presence of a large congregation, his living children all being present. One son preceded him to the grave some fifteen years. Mr. Soliday was born in Preble county, Ohio, August 23rd, 1811, and came to Laporte county, Ind., in 1827. He was married Dec. 31st, 1846, to Miss Mary Ann Lucas, by whom he had ten children, -- seven sons and three daughters. He came to Porter county, to his late residence in Liberty Township, about one year ago. During his short stay among us he had endeared himself to us as being a kind and industrious neighbor and a good citizen.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 9, 1880; Volume 24, Number 37, Page 3, Column 6

SOLIDAY, Infant son
Birth: 9 - 20 - 1904
Death: 10 - 1 - 1904
Notes: Son of Caleb David Soliday and and Leah Catherine (Van Wagoner) Soliday. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that male Soliday was born in Indiana and died on October 1, 1904, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of twelve days. Father is listed as Cole Soliday. Mother is listed as L. Soliday, who was born in Indiana.

SOLIDAY, Leah Catherine (Von Wagoner).
Birth: 4 - 25 - 1870
Death: 7 - 17 - 1947
Notes: Wife of Caleb David Soliday.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Death Comes To Local Resident; Rites Saturday -- Mrs. Catherine Lea Soliday, 77, life-long resident of Valparaiso, died this morning after two years' illness, due to infirmities. The decedent was born in Valparaiso April 27, 1870, and on July 4, 1891, was married to Caleb Soliday, who died in 1919. Surviving are three sons, Grover, Omaha, Neb.; Bryan and James E., both of Valparaiso, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Smith, Gary. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Methodist church Sisterhood. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Saturday at the Bartholomew funeral home, 102 Monroe street, with the Rev. Harvey J. Kieser, of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, northwest of Valparaiso. Friends may call at the Bartholomew funeral home from 4 p. m. to 9:30 p. m. Friday and from 9 a. m. to 12 noon Saturday. || Obituary 2: Funeral Services Held For Ms. Caleb Soliday -- Memorial services for Mrs. Caleb Soliday, who died last Thursday, were held at 3:30 p. m. Saturday at the Bartholomew funeral home, 102 Monroe, with the Rev. Perry Thomas, of the First Christian church, officiating. Mrs. Mary Williamson sang two numbers with Miss Mae Brown at the organ. Pallbearers were Daniel Skellinger, Samuel Collins, James Rhoda, William Clausen, James Soliday and Robert Soliday. Burial was in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 17, 1947; Volume 21, Number 11, Page 1, Column 7 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 22, 1947; Volume 21, Number 15, Page 2, Column 4

SOLIDAY, Richard Alfonso
Birth: 12 - 1 - 1894
Death: 3 - 22 - 1911
Notes: Son of Caleb David Soliday and Leah Catherine (Van Wagoner) Soliday. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Richard Soliday was born on December 1, 1895, in Indiana, and died on March 22, 1911, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of fifteen years. Father is listed as Cale Soliday, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Leah Vanwegnes, who was born in Indiana.

SPEARS, Grace (Landgrebe)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1910
Death: 7 - 23 - 1965
Notes: Daughter of John Frank Landgrebe and Sophia (Knoblock) Landgrebe; wife of Vernon Spears.
Obituary: MRS. GRACE SPEARS -- Mrs. Grace Spears, a former resident of Valparaiso and sister of Mrs. Ben F. Gast, of this community, died Friday at the home of a daughter in Fort Wayne. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mungoven and Son Funeral Home, 2121 N. Calhoun, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery near Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 24, 1965; Volume 39, Number 17, Page 3, Column 4

SPENCER, Francis Henry "Bud"
Birth: 5 - 6 - 1918
Death: 8 - 6 - 2006
Notes: Son of Raymond Carmon Spencer and Elsie (Clark) Spencer; born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Union Mills, LaPorte County, Indiana; husband of Nell S. Spencer.
Obituary: Francis Spencer -- 1918-2006 -- Mr. Francis H. "Bud" Spencer 88, of Union Mills, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at his home. He was born May 6, 1918, in Valparaiso to Raymond and Elsie (Clark) Spencer. Mr. Spencer was a machinist at McGill Manufacturing. He loved fishing and watching sports. On April 25, 1942, he married Nell Sylvia (Schellinger) Spencer, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Norma (Jim) Tomlinson of Ohio; Duane (Dorothy) of Minnesota, Daniel (Debbie) of Pennsylvania and William (Debbie) of New York; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His parents and one sister, Ruby Eades, preceded him in death. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, with Rev. David Kovalow-St. John officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the chairty of the donor's choice. Obituary Source: Unknown

SPENCER, James Clyde
Birth: 10 - 20 - 1883
Death: 11 - 26 - 1959
Notes: Son of Eli Carmen Spencer and Nancy Belle (LaCount) Spencer. Obituary: DEATHS -- CLYDE SPENCER -- Clyde Spencer, 76, died at Porter Memorial hospital at 3 a. m. Thursday after a short illness. He was born October 20, 1883 in Jasper county, the son of Eli Spencer and Nancy Bell LaCount, and married Maude Easterday in 1906 in Valparaiso. A retired Washington township farmer, he had lived in the Valparaiso area all his life. Besides the widow his survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Lois) Gast, Mrs. Eileen Tucker and one son, Richard, all of Valparaiso; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren, and two brothers Clair and Jerome, also of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, five brothers and two sisters. Services will be held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. L. E. Myers officiating. Friends may call at the LePell Funeral home from 7 p. m. this evening until noon Saturday, after which the body will lie in state at the Church of the Nazarene from noon until time of services. Burial will take place in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 27, 1959; Volume 33, Number 123, Page 6, Column 3

SPENCER, Maude Mae (Easterday)
Birth: 7 - 3 - 1886
Death: 3 - 13 - 1983
Notes: Daughter of John Gottlieb Easterday and Rosanna (Mann) Easterday; birth and death took place in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife of James Clyde Spencer.

SPENCER, Nell Sylvia (Schellinger)
Birth: 12 - 26 - 1917
Death: 5 - 12 - 2012
Notes: Daughter of Daniel Everett Schellinger and MaryViola (Bentley) Schellinger; born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio; wife of Francis Henry Spencer.
Obituary: NELL SYLVIA SPENCER FORMERLY OF VALPARAISO AND UNION MILLS -- Nell Sylvia Spencer formerly of Valparaiso and Union Mills, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, OH. She was born December 26, 1917, in Valparaiso to Daniel and Mary (Bentley) Schellinger. Nell graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1936. She married Francis H. "Bud" Spencer on April 25, 1942. He preceded her in death August 6, 2006. She worked as a secretary in Chicago and for Jack Burt Insurance in Valparaiso. She later worked for over 20 years at McGill Manufacturing. Nell loved growing violets and making homemade vegetable beef soup, bread and cookies for family and friends. She was a long time member of First Christian Church in Valparaiso. Nell is survived by one daughter, Norma (Jim) Tomlinson of Ohio; three sons: Duane (Dorothy) of Minnesota, Daniel of Pennsylvania and William (Debbie) of New York; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Martha Reich of Valparaiso. Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso, IN from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Victoria Ubben officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will be held at First Christian Church, 1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; July 12, 2012

ST. CLAIR, Amos Nelson
Birth: 5 - 25 - 1883
Death: 2 - 6 - 1970
Obituary: AMOS N. ST. CLAIR -- Amos N. St. Clair, 86, RFD 7, a lifelong Porter county resident, died today at Evergreen Park Extended Care, Inc. Born May 25, 1883 in Center township, he was the son of Amos and Rhoda Barnard (Welch) St. Clair. In 1904 he married Mary Horner, who preceded him in death. A farmer by trade, St. Clair resided on the family homestead his lifetime. Surviving are a son, Myron, Valparaiso; two daughters, Mrs. Dewey (Estella) Babcock, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Bennett (Aleen) Bauer, Portage township; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A son, Earl, and two grandchildren preceded him in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bartholomew Funeral home with Dr. A. J. Coble officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 6, 1970

ST. CLAIR, Barbara Ann
Birth: 11 - 9 - 1919
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Wife of Myron Allen Biggs.

ST. CLAIR, Clancy Cloud
Birth: 9 - 22 - 1853
Death: 1 - 3 - 1935
Notes: Son of Amos St. Clair and Jane (Thomas) St. Clair; born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: Obituary 1: PIONEER OF COUNTY DIES AT SON'S HOME -- Clancy St. Clair, age 82 years, a pioneer resident of Porter county, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his son, William St. Clair, local gravel road contractor, residing at 303 North Michigan avenue. He had been in failing health for several years, but his condition did not become serious until Christmas day when he was forced to take to his bed. The decedent was born in the St. Clair neighborhood, northwest of Valparaiso, on September 22, 1853, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos St. Clair, pioneer residents of the county. Most of his life was spent in farming the St. Clair neighborhood. On December 17, 1879, he was united in marriage to Eva Welch, who preceded him in death on March 15, 1916. A son, Elmer, died on December 28, 1904. Mr. St. Clair was a member of Valparaiso Lodge, No. 500, B. P. O. E. Elks. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bartholomew chapel conducted by Rev. Chester W. Wharton, of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. Friends may call at the Bartholomew chapel from 9 o'clock tomorrow night, and also on Saturday up until time of the services. || Obituary 2: ST. CLAIR RITES SATURDAY AT 2 -- Memorial services for Clancy St. Clair will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the C. W. Bartholomew and Son funeral chapel on Washington street, conducted by Rev. Chester W. Wharton. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the Bartholomew chapel from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening and tomorrow up until time of the services. || Obituary 3: Memorial services for Clancy St. Clair were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the C. W. Bartholomew and Son funeral chapel on Washington street. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Rev. Chester W. Wharton, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated. Mrs. Bessie Brown-Fisher sang, with Mrs. Anna Morony as accompanist. The pallbearers were John Miller, Charles Link, Ivan Hutchings, Paul E. Marks, Carl Hippensteel and William P. Clifford. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, north of the city.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 3, 1935; Volume 8, Page 2, Column 6 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 4, 1935; Volume 8, Page 2, Column 2 || Obituary 3: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 8, 1935; Volume 8, Page 2, Column 2

ST. CLAIR, Earl N.
Birth: 12 - 31 - 1905
Death: 3 - 20 - 1961
Obituary: Obituary 1: ST. CLAIR, EARL N. -- Age 55, of Box 144, Wheeler, Ind., passed away Monday evening, March 20, after suffering a heart seizure. He was a prominent Center Township farmer. He was a lifelong resident of Porter County, and a member of the Porter County Farm Bureau Co-Op, active in 4-H work, and a former member of the Porter County Fair Board. At the time of his death, he was president of the board of directors of the Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors: wife, Evelyn (Gant); three sons, William L. of Valparaiso, Earl N. and Paul D., at home; three step-sons, John D. Gant with the U. S. Air Force, Joseph S. Gant, with the U. S. Navy, James W. Gant at home; father, two grandchildren; one brother, Myron St. Clair of Valparaiso; two sisters, Mrs. Dewey Babcock of Valparaiso and Mrs. Bennett Bauer of Hobart; preceded in death by mother and two sons, Robert and Eugene. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 1961, at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, Rev. William Hughes of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. || Obituary 2: EARL N. ST. CLAIR -- Earl N. St. Clair, age 55, Box 144, Wheeler, a prominent Center township farmer, died Monday evening after suffering a heart seizure. Born Dec. 31, 1905, in Center township, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. St. Clair. On March 14, 1930, he married Garnet Lidke, who preceded him in death in 1955. On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Mrs. Evelyn Gant, who survives. St. Clair was a life-long resident of Porter county. He was a member of the Porter County Farm Bureau co-op, active in 4-H work and a former member of the Porter County Fair board. At the time of his death, he was president of the board of directors of the Wheeler Volunteer Fire department. Surviving besides the widow are three sons, William L., Valparaiso, Earl N. Jr., and Paul D., at home; three step-sons, John D. Gant, with the U.S. Air Force; Joseph S. Gant, with the U.S. Navy, and James W. Gant, at home. He is also survived by his father, two grandchildren, one brother, Myron St. Clair, Valparaiso, and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey Babcock, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Bennett Bauer, Hobart. St. Clair was preceded in death by his mother and two sons, Robert and Eugene. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Warren L. Anderson, Dyer Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Post-Tribune, Gary, Lake County, Indiana; March 22, 1961. || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 21, 1961; Volume 34, Number 219, Page 6, Column 3

ST. CLAIR, Elmer
Birth: 3 - 14 - 1881
Death: 1 - 28 - 1904
Notes: Son of Clancy C. St. Clair and Sarh Elvareta (Welch) St. Clair.

ST. CLAIR, Eugene Allen
Birth: 7 - 24 - 1932
Death: 4 - 30 - 1953
Obituary: Eugene St. Clair, 20-Year-Old Rural Resident, Dies -- Eugene Allen St. Clair, 20, RFD 4, Valparaiso, died at 7:40 a. m., today in New Castle, Ind., after an extended illness. The decedent was born July 24, 1932, in Valparaiso, the son of Earl and Garnet (Lipke) St. Clair. Surviving are his parents and four brothers, William Leroy in Japan with the US Army, and Robert, Earl, Jr., and Paul, at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., Sunday, in the Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. H. V. Deale, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m., Saturday until services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 30, 1953; Volume 26, Number 253, Page 6, Column 3

ST. CLAIR, Garnet A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1912
Death: 0 - 0 - 1955
Obituary: MRS. ST. CLAIR RITES -- Services for Mrs. Garnet St. Clair, 43, of RFD 4, Valparaiso, who died Monday, were held at 2 p. m., Friday at Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. H. V. Deale officiated. Organist was Miss Donna Maas, and soloist was Robert Lange. Pallbearers were Clarence Flitter, Donald Edgecomb, Leslie Carpenter, Roy Ransom, Fred Shatz and Ted Schlobohm. Burial was at Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; date published is believed to be August 6, 1955

ST. CLAIR, Mary Estella (Horner)
Birth: 2 - 27 - 1884
Death: 9 - 1 - 1946
Notes: Daughter of Samuel Horner and Hannah (Henry) Horner; born in the Hughart Settlement, Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, and died in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana.; wife of Amos Nelson St. Clair.
Obituary: Center Twp. Woman Dies -- Plan Memorial Rtes Wednesday Afternoon For Mrs. A. N. St. Clair -- Mrs. A. N. St. Clair, 62, died Sunday evening at 11:00 at the family home in Center township. Mrs. St. Clair had been in poor health for several months, but the seriousness of her condition was not mnifest until few hours before her death. Mary Estella St. Clair was one of six children of Samuel and Hannah (Henry) Horner. She was born February 27, 1884, in the Hughart Settlement where her grandparents ad established their home as Center township pioneers. She attended school in the St. Clair school house, and was a faithful attendant from early childhood of the Northwest Center Sunday school as long as it was maintained. June 4, 1904, she was married to Amos Nelson St. Clair and together they established their home on the neighboring farm, which had been carved from the wilderness by the groom's parents. To this union were born four children, all of whom survive with their father. They are Mrs. Dewey Babcock, Earl St. Clair and Myron St. Clair, who resides at home, all of Center township, and Mr. Bennett Bauer of near Hobart. There are also eight grandsons, Billy, Eugene, Robert, Earl, Jr., and Paul St. Clair, and Duane, David and Daniel Bauer. A brother, Garfield Horner, is the only remaining member of the Horner family. There are also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. St. Clair's interest in community affairs manifest itself in many ways and she was a charter member of the Northwest Center Community cub and the Center Township Farm Woman's club. Memorial services for the deceased will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the LePell funeral home, conducted by the Rev. W. W. Barndollar of the First Baptist church. Friends may call after 4 o'clock on Tuesday. Interment will be made in the Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 3, 1946; Volume 20, Number 51, Page 1, Column 4

ST. CLAIR, Myron Allen
Birth: 4 - 15 - 1914
Death: 7 - 5 - 1971
Obituary: MYRON A. ST. CLAIR -- Myron A. St. Clair, 57, Rt. 11, died unexpectedly today at Porter Memorial Hospital. A lifelong resident of Valparaiso, he was born here April 5, 1914, a son of Amos N. and Mary (Horner) St. Clair. On Oct. 12, 1957, in Chesterton, he married Barbara Biggs, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gregory, and a daughter, Kimberly, both at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Estella) Babcock, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Bennett (Aleen) Bauer, Hobart. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl. He was engaged in farming and was employed for 10 years by the County Highway Department. Arrangements are pending at Bartholomew Funeral Home.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 15, 1971

ST. CLAIR, Paul Dean
Birth: 11 - 2 - 1944
Death: 7 - 30 - 1994
Notes: The obituary published in The Vidette-Messenger incorrectly indicates that Paul St. Clair's burial was to take place at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: PAUL DEAN ST. CLAIR -- Age 49, died Saturday, July 30, 1994. He was a consultant in the construction department of Von Tobel Lumber Do-It Center. Born November 2, 1944, in Valparaiso, the son of Earl N. and Garnet (Lipke) St. Clair, who preceded him in death, along with four brothers, Earl N., Jr., William L., Robert and Eugene. Survived by stepmother, Evelyn St. Clair, and 3 stepbrothers, Jack, James and Joe Gant, all of Valparaiso; a number of nieces and nephews; aunt and uncle, Alleen and Bennett Bauer of Hobart. He graduated from Western New Mexico University. He taught math and coached at several of the community schools. Funeral services Wednesday, August 3, 1994, 1:00 p.m. at Batholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, with David Bauer officiating. Interment Graceland Cemetery. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 1, 1994

ST. CLAIR, Robert Nelson
Birth: 12 - 17 - 1934
Death: 4 - 9 - 1954
Obituary: Obituary 1: Bulletin -- Robert M. [should read N.] St. Clair, 19, a VHS graduate, of RFD 4, was a drowning victim in the Porter County Y pool, city police were officially advised at 2:40 p. m. today. The fire department received a call for its inhalator at 2 o'clock, and rushed there in a futile attempt to save the youth's life. A doctor was also called. || Obituary 2: Airman, 19, Drowns in Valpo Pool -- VALPARAISO (UP) -- A.3.C. Robert N. St. Clai, 19, Valparaiso, drowned in Porter County YMCA's new $110,000 swimming pool yesterday while on emergency leave from an Air Force base to visit his ailing mother. Relatives said St. Clair flew home from Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., last Tuesday. However, his mother, Mrs. Earl St. Clair, had been taken to a Cleveland, Ohio, clinic for surgery earlier that day. St. Clair told friends he intended to go to Cleveland next Monday enroute back to his base. Mean while, he went for a swim in a new pool dedicated only two weeks ago. He was said to have entered the pool without permission or supervision of "Y" officials or lifeguards. A city fire department inhalator squad tried fruitlessly to revive him. || Obituary 3: AUTOPSY SHOWS YOUTH DROWNED, Inquest Set For Tuesday Afternoon, Robert St. Clair Memorial Rites Set For Sunday -- A preliminary verdict of drowning was returned as a result of an autopsy Friday night to determine the cause of death of A3/c Robert Nelson St. Clair, RFD 4, Valparaiso, Friday afternoon in the Porter County YMCA pool. The verdict will remain tentative until a coroner's inquest scheduled for 4 p. m. Tuesday is complete. According to the coroner's report, no indications were found to substantiate the belief that cramps caused the drowning of the 19-year-old boy, reportedly a good swimmer. The coroner said that no bruises were found on the body and that a fall or dive was ruled out. He said that the warm water probably ruled out a chill as cause. Born in Valparaiso - The stomach and lungs were filled with water and no indications were found to cause any doubt that cause of death was due to drowning, the coroner reported. The decedent, born in Valparaiso Dec. 17, 1934, the son of Earl and Garnet (Lipke) St. Clair, attended Valparaiso High school until his entrance into the air force Jan. 19. He held rank of Airman third class. He is survived by, besides the parents, three brothers, William, Earl, Jr., and Paul, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lipke, RFD 3, and the paternal grandfather, A. N. St. Clair, RFD 4. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Bartholomew Funeral home with burial in Kimball cemetery. Air force color bearers and guard will function at the rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 o'clock this afternoon. Home on Leave - Ironically, St. Clair met his death while he was alone in the pool Friday afternoon and at almost the same instance 'Y' General Secretary Boyd Liddle was negotiating with a district Red Cross representative to initiate aquatic instruction and other safety measures at the YMCA. The young man was on a 10-day emergency leave from Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss., to visit his mother, a patient at a Cleveland clinic. YMCA President Milford Eggerding and Liddle, obviously distressed at the accidental drowning, both said the boy apparently "violated every rule of safety." And also said that even "reasonable caution would have prevented anyone from swimming alone." The boy's body was discovered on the bottom of the pool in nine feet of water by Kenneth White, custodian, at about 2:20 p. m. Enters At 1:30 - Eggerding traced the movements of St. Clair from his entrance into the YMCA at about 1:30 until the discovery of his body in the pool. Mrs. Carl Noftsger, receptionist, stated that sometime after 1 o'clock she observed the young serviceman driving around the block. On his second trip past the 'Y,' he waved to her and she, having known the boy most of her life, waved back. He parked in the vicinity of the 'Y' and entered the upstairs lounge where he was observed by Mrs. Noftger and Eggerding. At approximately 2:05 he came to Mrs. Noftsger's desk and said, "I think I'll go take a look at the pool." White and Jack Sullivan, local appliance man, were working in a room adjacent to the men's locker room installing a clothes-dryer. Notices Suit - When White left the room to go upstairs to the office, he noticed, in passing through the locker room, a single suit of men's clothing hanging from a clothes rack. Aware of the rule that no one shall swim alone, he stepped through the door leading into the pool and saw the body clad in swim trunks lying on the bottom of the pool near the drain in the south portion. White, unable to swim, attempt to raise the body by use of a pole, and when he was not able to do so himself, called for the assistance of Sullivan. Sullivan, also a non-swimmer, leaped into the pool and waded as far as he could toward the body, but was not able to lift the boy to the surface with a pole. Calls For Inhalator - White ran upstairs and told Mrs. Noftsger, who immediately put the emergency plan in action by calling fire department. Fire chief Wilbur Cowdrey reported that his department received the call at 2:25, and that the voice on teh phone said to "bring the inhalator to the YMCA. There's a body in the pool." At about the time the call was being made to the fire department, Eggerding learned of the tragedy and just then Liddle returned from the courthouse where he had been conferring with the Red Cross representative. Eggerding told Liddle a youth had drowned in the pool and Liddle hurried to the pool, leaped in, pulled the boy out, and began applying artificial respiration. Then the firemen arrived with the inhalator and began working with the boy but were unable to revive him. A doctor arrived at the same time. Warning Is Posted - Eggerding said that "the boy evidently took it upon himself to go swimming alone, for it is strictly against the rules to swim alone." A large sign on the west wall of the pool says "DO Not Swim Alone." Leave papers in the young man's personal effects showed that his leave was for 10 days and began April 5. He flew here to see his mother, arriving Tuesday night, but was too late since she had already proceeded to the Cleveland clinic. He reportedly had planned to stop in Cleveland on his return to Biloxi and visit her then. Liddle announced Friday that there will be no swimming at the pool until Monday. || Obituary 4: ST. CLAIR SERVICES -- Funeral services for A 3/c Robert N. St. Clair, 19, RFD 4, who drowned Friday in the YMCA swimming pool, were held Sunday afternoon in Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Charles H. Smith, First Methodist church, officiated, and burial was in Kimball cemetery. Organist was Mrs. Florence Birkholz. Color guard and pallbearers were from O'Hare field, Chicago.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 9, 1954 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 10, 1954 || Obituary 3: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 10, 1954; Volume 27, Number 237, Page 1/Column 8 and Page 2/Column 5 || Obituary 4: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 13, 1954; Volume 27, Number 239, Page 6, Column 5

ST. CLAIR, Sarah Elvareta (Welch)
Birth: 11 - 23 - 1860
Death: 3 - 15 - 1916 (1917?)
Notes: Mother, wife of Clancy. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Sarahj St. Clair was born on November 23, 1860, in Indiana, and died on March 15, 1917, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 56 years. Spouse is listed as Clancy St. Clair. Father is listed as Jossie Welch, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Rhoda Barnard, who was born in Michigan.

STAUFFER, David K.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1855
Death: 7 - 5 - 1936
Notes: No tombstone is believed to exist in the cemetery for David K. Stauffer; son of Henry Stauffer and Harriet A. (Kinsey) Stauffer; husband of Rebecca A. (Maddox) Stauffer; born in Indiana.
Obituary: FATHER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES -- David K. Stauffer, age eighty years, father of Mrs. Clinton Perrin, of this city, died at his home in Larwill, Ind., Sunday night. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday afternoon a 3:30 o'clock, fast time, conducted by Rev. Chester W. Wharton, of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 6, 1936; Volume 10, Page 1, Column 2

STAUFFER, Rebecca A. (Maddox)
Birth: 10 - 0 - 1852
Death: 0 - 0 - 1919
Notes: Daughter of Joseph Collins Maddox and Laura (Porter) Maddox; born in Blackford County, Indiana; wife of David K. Stauffer.

STEFFENHAGEN, Anna (Shrader)
Birth: 8 - 15 - 1865
Death: 3 - 18 - 1919
Notes: Anna Steffenhagen is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Anna Steffenhagen was born on August 15, 1865, in Germany, and died March 18, 1919, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 53 years. Spouse is listed as Frank Steffenhagen. Father is listed as Claus Shrader, who was born in Germany.

STEPHENS, David S.
Birth: 5 - 8 - 1838
Death: 12 - 31 - 1904
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that D. S. Stephens was born on May 8, 1838, in Indiana, and died on December 31, 1904, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 66 years. Father is listed as Justice Stephens. Mother is listed as Rebecca Rood. Husband of Maria J. (Cox) Stephens.

STEPHENS, Maria J. (Cox)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1841
Death: 8 - 22 - 1918
Notes: Daughter of Joseph Cox; born in Texas and died in Weesaw, Berrien County, Michigan; wife of David S. Stephens.

STEPHENS, Samuel J.
Birth: 8 - 22 - 1880
Death: 10 - 11 - 1918
Notes: Son of David S. Stephens and Maria J. (Cox) Stephens. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Samuel Jessy Stephens was born on August 22, 1880, in Michigan, and died on October 11, 1918, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 38 years. Spouse is listed as Catherine. Father is listed as David Stepehens, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Mirah Cox, who was born in Michigan.

STUART, Dolores A.
Birth: 3 - 31 - 1924 (3 - 30 - 1924?)
Death: 2 - 28 - 1926
Notes: Daughter of Arthur Lee Stewart and Elsie M. (Laughlin) Wheeler. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Dolores Steward was born on March 30, 1924, in Indiana, and died on February 28, 1926, in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 1 years. Father is listed as Lee Stewart, who was born in Kentucky. Mother is listed as Elise Wheeler, who was born in Indiana.

STUART, Owen H.
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1923
Death: 12 - 11 - 1996
Obituary: Owen H. Stuart -- North Carolina/Valparaiso/Lansing,IL. -- Owen H. Stuart, 73, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 1996. He was born May 7, 1923 in Valparaiso the son of Aaron Lee and Elsa (Wheeler) Stewart. He lived in Hendersonville County for 18 years coming from Lansing, IL. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, a WWII Army veteran. He was married to Ellen Jane Davis who survives in Hendersonville, N.C. Also surviving are two brothers, Doyne Stewart of Indiana and Lawrence Stewart of Florida and two sisters, Juanita Hopper of Kentucky and Annetta "Ann" Casey of Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 13, 1996 at 1 P.M. at the Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso, Indiana, with Rev. Lynn Spencer and Rev. Walter Davis officiating. Burial in Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. Visitation will be on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; December 13, 1996

STULTZ, Alice Louise (Schellinger)
Birth: 3 - 17 - 1909
Death: 3 - 3 - 1953
Notes: Wife of George Stultz.
Obituary: Mrs. George Stultz Succumbs After Brief Illness -- Mrs. Alice Louise (Schellinger) Stultz, 44, wife of George Stultz, RFD 5, died at 8:55 a. m., today in Porter Memorial hospital after a short illness. The decedent was born March 17, 1908, north of Valparaiso, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Bentley) Schellinger, who survive. She was married May 2, 1936, to George Stultz. Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a daughter, Mary Josephine, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cuson of Hobert, Mrs. Neil Spencer and Mrs. Ethel Hedges of Valparaiso, Mrs. Martha Reith of East Gary; three brothers, Ralph Schellinger of Council Bluffs, Ia., Robert Schellinger of Chesterton, and Jesse Schellinger of Chicago. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m., Saturday, at the LePell Funeral home. The Rev. Percy Thomas, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and until services Saturday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 3, 1953; Volume 26, Number 203, Page 3, Column 5

STULTZ, George Osborne
Birth: 8 - 28 - 1903
Death: 6 - 19 - 1963
Notes: Son of Charles Henry Stultz and Lydia Belle (Paris) Stultz; husband of Alice Louise (Schellinger) Stultz. Obituary: DEATHS -- GEORGE STULTZ -- George O. Stultz, 59, RFD 5, died Sunday morning in his home after an extended illness. He was born in Lee, Ind., Aug. 28, 1903. He married Gretchen Sullivan, who survives. Stultz resided in Porter county most of his life. He was employed by U. S. Steel corporation in Gary, and was a U. S. Navy veteran. Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mary Jo Stultz, at home; one brother, Hal Stultz, of Hebron; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Percy Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 10, 1963; Volume 36, Number 287, Page 6, Column 4

SWANSON, Arthur George
Birth: 4 - 23 - 1892
Death: 1 - 23 - 1967
Notes: Previous to marriage ith Nora (Zane) Baker Swanson, Arthur was married and divorced from a woman named Edith.
Obituary: Obituary 1: DEATHS -- Arthur G. Swanson, 3 Sturdy -- Arthur G. Swanson, 3 Sturdy road, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Porter Memorial hospital. Body is at Wetmore Funeral home where services are pending. || Obituary 2: DEATHS -- SWANSON RITES -- Services for Arthur G. Swanson, 74, 3 Sturdy road, who died unexpectedly eary Monday morning, will be held at 2 p. m., Thursday at Wetmore Funeral home. The Rev. Thomas E. Alston, First Christian church, will officiate with burial in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Born in Helsenborg, Sweden, April 23, 1892, Swanson had been a resident of Valparaiso for 25 years, coming from Chicago. He was a former employe of the Old Style Inn. On May 17, 1944, in Valparaiso, he married Nora Zane Baker, who survives. Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Grace) O'Keefe, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Fred (June) Broker, Hobart; three sons, Milton, Chesterton, Roy, Miller, and Reinhold, Denver, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 23, 1967; Volume 40, Number 171, Page 7, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 24, 1967; Volume 40, Number 172, Page 7, Column 5

SWANSON, Arthur Melton
Birth: 5 - 9 - 1918
Death: 2 - 16 - 1990
Notes: Husband of Delores C. (Zane) Swanson.

SWANSON, Delores C. (Zane)
Birth: 7 - 3 - 1921
Death: 4 - 19 - 1988
Notes: Daughter of Isaac Zane and Lillian (Laughlin) Zane Hively; wife of Arthur M. Swanson.

SWANSON, Nora (Zane) Baker
Birth: 8 - 29 - 1897
Death: 3 - 29 - 1989
Notes: Daughter of Isaac Zane and Lillian (Laughlin) Zane Hively; first husband was Melvin E. Baker and second husband was Arthur George Swanson.

SWISHER, Betty Joan
Birth: 4 - 11 - 1929
Death: 12 - 21 - 2002

SWISHER, Marvin V.
Birth: 1 - 3 - 1923
Death: 11 - 9 - 2003
Obituary: Marvin V. Swisher -- Marvin V. Swisher of Chesterton, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 at VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso. He was 80. He was born Jan. 3, 1923 in Merrill, Iowa, the son of Walter and Goldie J. (Cox) Swisher, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 8, 1948 in Chesterton, he married Betty Joan Swisher, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Randy Marvin Swisher of Chesterton; 2 daughters, Linda Joan (William) Morgan of Bolingbrook, Ill. and Bonnie K. (Gary “Bud”) Work of Jackson Twp.; a sister, Lois G. Hewitt of Chesterton and a sister-in-law, Ruth Swisher of Tampa, Fla.; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Walter Swisher. He was an area resident since 1946 and was a retired steelworker for Inland Steel. He was former Justice of the Peace in Liberty Twp., member of the Liberty Fire Department, Liberty P.T.A. and Liberty Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Hammond (Garfield) Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason and held a 55 year pin. He was a former President of the Porter County Liquor Board and played semi-professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinal’s Farm System. Interment of ashes will occur at a later date. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage, after visitation. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of Porter County.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; November 10, 2003

TANNER, George David
Birth: 10 - 28 - 1858
Death: 5 - 26 - 1926
Notes: Son of Norman B. Tanner and Sophronia Pauline (Draper) Tanner; born in Chesterton (then called Calumet), Porter County, Indiana, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Mary Jane (McChesney) Tanner. Notes: G. D. Tanner is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that G. D. Tanner (male) was born on October 28, 1858, in Indiana, and died on May 26, 1926, in 1153 West Street, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 67 years. Spouse is listed as Mary Jane. Father is listed as Norman B. Tanner, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Sophie Drapier, who was born in Indiana.

TANNER, George David
Birth: 1 - 17 - 1893
Death: 8 - 13 - 1948
Notes: Husband of Opal Adelia (Barber) Tanner.
Obituary: Obituary1: George D. Tanner Of Liberty Twp. Dies Early Today -- George David Tanner, 55, well-known Liberty township farmer, died at 10 a. m. today at his home on state road 6, one quarter mile east of Campbell Road. Death was due to a heart ailment which attacked him suddenly. He had been taking treatment for the malady. The decedent was born in Whiting, Ind., Jan. 17, 1893, and came to Porter county with his parents when a child. Surviving are the widow, Opal; two sons, George and Allen, and four sisters. The body was brought to the Bartholomew funeral home, 103 Monroe, pending completion of burial arrangements. || Obituary 2: Conduct Final Services For Liberty Twp. Man -- Memorial services for George David Tanner, of Liberty township, who died Friday were held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at Bartholomew funeral home on Monroe street, with the Rev. George Badger, of the Liberty township church, officiating. Eric Johnson sang several numbers with Miss Mae Brown the organ. Pallbearers were Paul Gruchlke, Wallace Pomeroy, James Lambing, James Hineline, Carrol Barber, Jr., and Alvin Barker, all nephews. Burial was in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 13, 1948; Volume 22, Number 34, Page 1, Column 3 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 17, 1948; Volume 22, Number 37, Page 3, Column 4

TANNER, Mahla
Birth: 1 - 7 - 1868
Death: 2 - 11 - 1923
Notes: Daughter of Truman Skinner and Sarah (Johnson) Skinner; wife of Schuyler Seagle Tanner. Mahla Tanner is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mahla Tanner was born on January 7, 1868, in Indiana, and died on February 11, 1923, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 55 years. Spouse is listed as Schyler Tanner. Father is listed as Truman Skinner, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Sarah Johnson, who was born in Virginia.

TANNER, Mary Jane (McChesney)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 12 - 21 - 1940
Notes: Born in Canada and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; wife of G. D. Tanner. Not listed in the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society's index of Liberty Township cemeteries.
Obituary: HOLD TANNER RITES MONDAY -- Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Tanner of this city were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Bartholomew funeral chapel on Washington street, conducted by Rev. C. M. Smail of the Christian church. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, north of the city.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 24, 1940; Volume 14, Page 2, Column 2

TANNER, Norman Butler
Birth: 5 - 28 - 1829
Death: 7 - 25 - 1912
Notes: Father. Born in Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio, and died in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Sophronia Pauline (Draper) Tanner. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog lists name as Morman B. Fanner. Birth is listed as May 28, 1829, in Ohio, while death is listed as July 25, 1912, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as David Fanner, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Ruth Cochrane, who was born in Ohio.

TANNER, Opal Adelia (Barber)
Birth: 1 - 30 - 1897
Death: 10 - 31 - 1987
Obituary: Liberty Township resident Opal Tanner, 90, died Saturday October 31, 1987 at Porter Memorial Hospital. She was born in Valparaiso on Jan. 30, 1897, the daughter of Alpheus and Elizabeth (Keene) Barber. She married George D. Tanner, who died in 1948. Survivors include sons George and Allen Tanner of Valparaiso, Edmund Tratebas of Bloomington, Ind., John Tratebas of Valparaiso, and Russell Tratebas of Kouts; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; sister Rose Ochre of Oklahoma City, OK; and brother Paul Barber of Valparaiso. She was a member of Liberty Bible Church and of the Porter County Home Economics Club. A funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe, Valparaiso, with Rev. Al Marquez presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter Co., Indiana; November 2, 1987

TANNER, Sophronia Pauline (Draper)
Birth: 2 - 18 - 1826 (2 - 13 - 1825?)
Death: 9 - 11 - 1910 (9 - 10 - 1910?)
Notes: Mother, his wife. Daughter of Jonas Draper and Hannah (Ellingwood) Draper; wife of Norman Butler Tanner. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Sophrona P. Tanner was born on February 13, 1825, in New York, and died on September 10, 1910, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 85 years. Spouse is listed as N. B. Tanner. Father is listed as J. Droper, who was born in Vermont.

TEETER, John
Birth: 2 - 2 - 1796
Death: 6 - 15 - 1855
Notes: Headstone has sunk into ground.
Obituary: Hung themselves! -- Jesse Leggett, of Boon township, in this county, was found last Thursday afternoon suspended by the neck with a halter from a beam in Joshua Allen's barn, having as is reported, hung himself on account of domestic difficulties. He was immediately taken down, soon recovered, and is well as usual. In the forenoon of the same day John Teeter, living 4 miles north of this place who has for two years been in a state of mental despondency, and often attempted suicide, was found by one of his sons in his stable, suspended by the neck with a half-inch cord from a harness peg, so low that his knees touched the ground. When taken from this position he was found to be alive, and Dr. Cameron sent for, who visited him and found the spinal cord partially dislocated. The patient continued a short, and labored, but evidently unconscious breathing until Saturday afternoon, when he died. He was buried Sunday, the 17th.
Obituary Source: Practical Observer, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 19, 1855; Volume 3, Number 25, Page 3, Column 1

THOMAS, Sophia (Berkoski)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1906
Death: 0 - 0 - 1988
Notes: Daughter of Adrian Berkoski and Sophie Berkoski.

THOMPSON, Alfred M.
Birth: 10 - 10 - 1823
Death: 11 - 2 - 1913
Notes: May have been born in 1833 rather than 1823; born in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. Company G 15th Indiana Infantry. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Alfred Tomptson was born on October 10, 1823, in Michigan, and died on November 2, 1913, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 80 years. Father is listed as Martin Tomptson, who was born in New Jersey. Mother is listed as Fiola Potter, who was born in New Jersey. Civil War veteran.

THOMPSON, Viola A.
Birth: 2 - 17 - 1840
Death: 11 - 19 - 1894
Notes: Daughter of Horace Wheeler and Adelia (Hallaway) Wheeler; born in Indiana and died n Porter County, Indiana; wife of Alfred M. Thompson.

TIEDEMANN, Leona Grace (Gibb) Peters Goodwin
Birth: 3 - 6 - 1903
Death: 5 - 21 - 1998
Obituary: Leona Grace Tiedemann (nee Gibb) -- Florida / Valparaiso, IN. -- Leona Grace Tiedemann (nee Gibb), 95, of Dade City, Florida, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 1998. She was born March 6, 1903 in Valparaiso, the daughter of Frank and Nancy Jane (Biggs) Gibb. She was the granddaughter of James F. and Mary E. (Edwards) Gibb and William Thomas and Almira Ellen (Stickney) Biggs. She was a Practical Nurse. She is survived by children: Bette (Wallace) Hofferth of Lititz, PA., Milton (Ella) Peters of Crown Point, IN., Edward L. Goodwin of Los Angeles, CA., Gilbert D. (Faye) Goodwin of Lowell, IN. and Donald (Marlene) Hall of Florida; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Frank Peters and Edward J. Goodwin, a daughter, Phyllis Sullivan (nee Peters), her parents, grandparents, three sisters Almira Ellen, Mary May and Clara Edith and a brother, John Ennis. Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 11 A.M. at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp, Rev. Paul H. Champion officiating. Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN., in charge of arrangements.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 23, 1998

TODD, Mary
Birth: 2 - 8 - 1852
Death: 9 - 14 - 1930
Notes: No tombstone known to exist. Born in New York and died in Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois. Obituary: MARY TODD, BURIED HERE -- Mrs. Mary Todd, age 79 years, was brought here Monday afternoon from Kankakee, Ill., where she died following a short illness. Services were held at 3:30 o'clock at the F. A. LePell and Son funeral home, followed by burial in Kimball cemetery, northwest of the city. Mrs. Todd was the mother of Bert Hall of Gary, and also has another son living in Oklahoma.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 16, 1930; Volume 4, Page 3, Column 4

TURNER, Bernice A. (Parriott)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 12 - 15 - 1908
Notes: Bernice Turner is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Bernice Turner was born in Indiana and died on December 15, 1908, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 64 years. Father is listed as William Parrott, who was born in Virginia. Bernice A. (Parriott) Turner is believed to have been born circa 1843.

TURNER, Bertie
Birth: 4 - 28 - 1861
Death: 5 - 19 - 1865
Notes: 4y,21d

TURNER, Bertie
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1872 [estimated birth date]
Death: 10 - 10 - 1872
Notes: 9m,?d; Headstone is difficult to read.

TURNER, Cordelia (Hider) Parriott
Birth: 11 - 16 - 1808
Death: 6 - 5 - 1891
Notes: Believed to be the daughter of Adam Hider and Catherine (Price) Hider; first husband was Wilford Parriott, who died in 1866.

TURNER, David
Birth: 10 - 11 - 1834
Death: 8 - 30 - 1894
Notes: Born in Pennsylvania and died in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: Obituary 1: David Turner, Ex-Township trustee who has been an invalid for several years, is lingering at the point of death. || Obituary 2: COUNTY SEAT NEWS.

David Turner, ex-trustee of Center township, died early Thursday morning after an illness of several months, aged 60 years. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, under the auspices of Porter lodge F. & A. M. Chaplain Brown Post G. A. R. attended in body.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; August 31, 1894; Volume 11, Number 21, Page 1, Column 5 || Obituary 2: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; August 7, 1894; Volume 11, Number 22, Page 1, Column 1

TURNER, Emily Mary
Birth: 5 - 8 - 1872
Death: 5 - 26 - 1877
Notes: 5y,18d; child of Mathew Turner and Adaline (Robinson) Turner

TURNER, George Edwin
Birth: 12 - 7 - 1874
Death: 5 - 14 - 1877
Notes: 2y,5m,7d; child of Mathew Turner and Adaline (Robinson) Turner.

TURNER, Infant
Birth: 11 - 0 - 1876
Death: 12 - 0 - 1876
Notes: Child of David Turner and Bernice A. (Parriott) Turner; a twin, no tombstone. This infant is assumed to be interred in Kimball Cemetery since the other children of David Turner and Bernice A. (Parriott) Turner who died around the year 1876 are buried in this cemetery.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Cook's Corners Items. -- David Turner buried his twin children this week. One of them died Sunday and the other Monday. || Obituary 2: Wheeler Items. -- Mr. and Mrs. David Turner, of the Hughart Settlement, buried their five weeks old twins on Tuesday of this week.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 28, 1876; Volume 20, Number 52, Page 3, Column 5 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 28, 1876; Volume 20, Number 52, Page 3, Column 6

TURNER, Infant
Birth: 11 - 0 - 1876
Death: 12 - 0 - 1876
Notes: Child of David Turner and Bernice A. (Parriott) Turner; a twin, no tombstone. This infant is assumed to be interred in Kimball Cemetery since the other children of David Turner and Bernice A. (Parriott) Turner who died around the year 1876 are buried in this cemetery.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Cook's Corners Items. -- David Turner buried his twin children this week. One of them died Sunday and the other Monday. || Obituary 2: Wheeler Items. -- Mr. and Mrs. David Turner, of the Hughart Settlement, buried their five weeks old twins on Tuesday of this week.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 28, 1876; Volume 20, Number 52, Page 3, Column 5 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 28, 1876; Volume 20, Number 52, Page 3, Column 6

TURNER, Richard Frederic
Birth: 2 - 2 - 1868
Death: 12 - 28 - 1868
Notes: 10m,26d; child of Mathew Turner and Adaline (Robinson) Turner. 

TYLER, Charles
Birth: 11 - 5 - 1840
Death: 5 - 19 - 1896
Notes: 55y,6m,14d; Father; husband of Mary V. (Young) Tyler.
Obituary: Cherry Glenn. --Charles Tyler died May 18, 1896, of cancer trouble, which he had for about a year. He was born in Ohio in 1840 and was married to Mrs. Tyler in 1870. Mr. Tyler leaves a wife, two sons and an adopted daughter to mourn his loss. Funeral was held at Cherry Glenn school house May 21. Obituary Source: The Westchester Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 30, 1896; Volume 13, Number 7, Page 5, Column 5

TYLER, George W.
Birth: 4 - 18 - 1871
Death: 10 - 14 - 1872
Notes: 1y,5m,26d; son of Charles Tyler and Mary V. (Young) Tyler.

TYLER, Harry B.
Birth: 12 - 15 - 1886
Death: 4 - 4 - 1907
Notes: Son of Charles Tyler and and Mary V. (Young) Tyler. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Harry B. Tyler was born in Ohio and died on April 4, 1907, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 20 years. Father is listed as Chas. Tyler, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Marry Young, who was born in Maryland.

TYLER, Mary V. (Young)
Birth: 5 - 18 - 1848
Death: 7 - 30 - 1916
Notes: Mother; born in Maryland; wife of Charles Tyler.

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VANATTER, Clara Belle
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1884
Death: 8 - 3 - 1884
Notes: Born in Indiana and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. Obituary: WEDNESDAY -- Died, on the 3d inst., Clara Belle, infant daughter of James A. and Sarah Vanatter, aged 5 months. The funeral service took place on Monday afternoon the 4th inst., at their residence on Lafayette street, after which the remains were buried in the Kimble buring grounds.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 14, 1884; Volume 28, Number 23, Page 5, Column 5

VAN WAGONER, Abigail (Vernooy)
Birth: 4 - 28 - 1830
Death: 4 - 15 - 1888
Notes: Mother; wife of Alfred Von Wagoner.

VAN WAGONER, Alfred
Birth: 10 - 14 - 1832
Death: 3 - 10 - 1910
Notes: Father; husband of Abigail Von Wagoner. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Alfred WanWagner was born on October 14, 1832, in New York, and died on March 10, 1910, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 77 years. Spouse is listed as Martha VanWagner.

WALIGURA, Charles
Birth: 8 - 19 - 1921
Death: 8 - 26 - 2001
Obituary: Charles Waligura -- Valparaiso/Gary -- Charles Waligura, 79, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2001 in Valparaiso. He was born in Gary, IN, on August 19, 1921 to the late Karol and Tekla Waddel Waligura. Married August 20, 1955 in Dyer, IN, to Betty James, who survives in Valparaiso. Also survived by daughters: Kathleen (Walter Janowski) Waligura of Philadelphia, PA and Karen (Tom) Muchesko of Valparaiso, IN; brothers: Frank (Bobbye) Waligura of Evansville, IN, and John and Joseph, both preceded; sisters, Mary and Ann, both preceded; and one grandchild, Nathaniel James Erdelles. Funeral services Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at Faith Memorial Lutheran Church, 753 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, IN, Rev. John Albers officiating. Cremation to take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN, with burial of ashes in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township. No visitation. Mr. Waligura was an area resident since 1983 coming from Gary, IN. He was a foreman at U.S. Steel with 36 years service; a U.S. Army WWII veteran and a graduate of Lou Wallace High School. He was an avid gardener. The Family suggests memorials to the Porter County VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383 or Faith Memorial Lutheran Church, 753 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage, IN.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 28 and 30, 2001

WEBB, Mary Elizabeth (Horner)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1832
Death: 0 - 0 - 1894
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WEDDLE, Daniel M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 4 - 24 - 1892
Notes: Son of William M. Weddle and Lillian A. (Stillwell) Weddle; died in Porter County, Indiana.

WEDDLE, Ida May (Gordon)
Birth: 10 - 20 - 1863
Death: 6 - 12 - 1938
Notes: Wife of James I. Weddle.
Obituary: Ida Weddle, Death Victim -- Mrs. Ida Gordon Weddle, age 74 years, died Sunday morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of her son, L. Weddle, 357 College avenue. She had been in ill health for the last two years. Born near Wheeler, Ind. on October 20, 1863, a daughter of William and Eliza Gordon, Porter county pioneers, Mrs. Weddle lived her entire life in this vicinity. On October 24, 1883, she was married in Valparaiso to James Weddle, who died in April, 1923. To this union were born eight children, of whom five survive as follows: Mrs. A. H. Baner, Lemuel Weddle and Brady Weddle, of Valparaiso; Mrs. W. E. Zerber of Stillwell, Ind.; and Howard Weddle, of Elgin, Ill. Children who preceded her in death were Leslie Weddle, Mrs. Ida Barkley and Mrs. Ethel Conkey. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist Church in this city, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Byerse. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of the city. Friends may call at the A. H. Bauer home, Route 2, until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 13, 1938; Volume 11, Page 1, Column 8

WEDDLE, James Irvin
Birth: 12 - 0 - 1859
Death: 0 - 0 - 1923
Notes: Son of William Welborn Weddle and Jane (Cline) Weddle; husband of Ida M. Weddle; born in Ohio.

WEDDLE, Leslie R.
Birth: 5 - 24 - 1903
Death: 1 - 10 - 1909
Notes: Son of James Irvin and Ida May Weddle. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Leslie R. Weddle was born in Indiana and died on January 10, 1909, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of five years. Father is listed as James I. Weddle, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Ida M. Gordon, who was born in Indiana.

WEIMER, Helen Lorraine (Dillingham)
Birth: 7 - 31 - 1916
Death: 5 - 27 - 2009
Obituary: Helen Lorraine (Dillingham) Weimer dies at 92 -- Helen Lorraine (Dillingham) Weimer, 92, passed away at her home in Liberty Twp. Born July 31, 1916, she was the only daughter of Warren L. and Ferne (Proseus) Dillingham, both of whom preceded her in death. On May 16, 1937, she married John J. Weimer, who preceded her in death in 2007. She is survived by four children, Maynard (Anita) and Curtis (Marian) of Valparaiso, Ferne Weimer of Dallas, Texas and Jack (Kathie) of Grayslake, Ill.; grandchildren, Michele (Jon) Tribole, Wash., Lorelei Weimer, Chesterton, Jami (Bruce) Mathews, Ga., Bret Lawrence, Ind., Pam (Ric) Davis, Ga., Wendy (John) Bovard, Kenya, Kristin Weimer, Ill., Jason (Jennifer) Weimer, Minn., Jordan (Lindsay) Weimer, Ill.; 11 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Carlton, Allan, Lyle and Gene Dillingham. Helen lived her entire life within a mile of her birthplace in Liberty Twp. After marrying John Weimer, they lived together in their home overlooking Mink Lake from 1938 until his death and continued to live there until her death. Her greatest joy was to care for her family and home. At age 17, upon the sudden death of her mother, she set aside plans to go to secretarial school and began her lifelong vocation and high calling to homemaking and caring for others. For three years until she married, she assisted her father in caring for their home and three brothers. She spent 14 years using her secretarial skills as a volunteer to the chaplain at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Once a week she would ride the South Shore into Chicago, but correspondence has handled from a desk in her dining room. At various times she worked part-time at Lowenstine’s Department Store in Valparaiso and Mink Lake Golf Course. At Mink Lake she first learned to golf at age 16 and once hit a hole-in-one. The remaining members of the Ladies’ League who meet weekly for breakfast at Schoop’s Valparaiso will miss her. As a charter member of Liberty Bible Church, Helen served in many roles during her active years. She enjoyed her times as a financial assistant counting the weekly offering, vacation Bible school secretary and kitchen coordinator. For many years she was involved in the ladies Bible study and missionary circle. She enjoyed inspiring Christian books and read her Bible every day. Her loving care and faithful prayer for family, friends and church will be greatly missed. During her last illness she and her family appreciated the loving care provided by caregivers Carolyn Gray, Mary Griffin, Gwen Crawford and others who served her including the Visiting Nurses Association of Porter County, Hospice Care Team. Memorial gifts may be given to Liberty Bible Church, VNA of Porter County, or Christian Haven of Wheatfield. Funeral services, Pastor Bob Nienhuis officiating, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1 at Liberty Bible Church. Interment will be at Kimball Cemetery following services. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 29, 2009

WEIMER, John J.
Birth: 11 - 20 - 1911
Death: 2 - 26 - 2007
Obituary: John J. Weimer dies at 95 -- John J. Weimer, of Valparaiso, passed away Feb. 26, 2007. He was 95. On Nov. 20, 1911 in Benson County N.D., he was the fifth of 13 children born to Cora (Hineline) and John McClay Weimer. On May 16, 1937, John married Helen Lorraine Dillingham, daughter of Warren and Ferne Dillingham. He and his wife, Helen, lived in their home overlooking Mink Lake from 1938 until Nov. 2006 when John entered Whispering Pines Nursing Home. They were the first couple married at the Liberty Twp. Bible Church. In 2006, the couple celebrated 69 years of marriage. John is survived by his wife and four children, Maynard (Anita) and Curtis (Marian) of Valparaiso, Ferne Weimer of Dallas, Texas and Jack (Kathie) of Grayslake, Ill. Also surviving are his youngest sister, Luella Neckels of Foresthill, Calif., grandchildren Michele (Jon) Tribole, Wash., Lorelei Weimer, Chesterton, Jami (Bruce) Mathews, Ga., Bret, Lawrence, Ind., Pam (Ric) Davis Ga., Wendy (John) Bovard, Kenya, Kristin Weimer, Ill., Jason (Jennifer) Weimer Minn., Jordan (Lindsay) Weimer, Ill., 11 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by nine brothers, George, Leslie, Byrl, Herbert, Harwood, Ralph, Donald, Elton and Archie and two sisters, Lauraine Nelson and Hazel Peterson. In the early 1930s John and his brother Les, arrived in Liberty Twp. to visit their extended family including their maternal grandfather, Benjamin Hineline. Les and John decided to stay and soon established a fuel and garage business at the corner of Highways 6 and 49. With an eighth grade education, and his God-given talents in mechanics and mathematics, John was readily able to find work and provide for his family. During World War II, he worked in the defense industry at the Continental Diamond Company in Valparaiso. Later he worked at McGill Manufacturing, the Farm Bureau and two or three machine shops in the area. He completed the last 15 years of his work career at Joy Mfg. Company in LaPorte as machine shop foreman, retiring in 1976. For many of his working years, he was a machinist by day and an auto mechanic by night. In the community, John was a charter member of Liberty Bible Church, where he gave generously of his time and talents. He enjoyed people and had a heart for helping others. In the days of coal furnaces, he arrived before Sunday school to stoke the fire and warm the building. He warmly and often times humorously greeted newcomers at the church door, and visited many in their homes. He also served in various capacities over the years, including deacon, usher and Sunday school teacher. John used his auto repair skills in ministry, performing missions of mercy on cars of those in need. For decades he kept the church buses in running condition and for several years drove the bus on its Sunday morning circuit. He was a long-standing board member of the Porter County Child Evangelism Fellowship. John was a Precinct Committeeman and Election Judge, relishing his duties of registering voters and overseeing fair elections. Funeral services, Pastor Robert Nienhuis officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2 at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton. Interment will be in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Twp. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso. Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Bible Church or Christian Haven Children?s Home, 12501 N. SR 49, Wheatfield, Ind. 46392.
Obituary Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; February 28, 2007

WEINHART, Charlie
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Death: 0 - 0 - 1912
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WEINHART, John
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1836
Death: 0 - 0 - 1912
Notes: Husband of Mattie (Eginton) Weinhart; father of Charlie Weinhart and Birdie L. (Weinhart) Hindenburg.

WEINHART, Mattie (Eginton)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1849
Death: 0 - 0 - 1928
Notes: Wife of John Weinhart; mother of Charlie Weinhart and Birdie L. (Weinhart) Hindenburg.

WEISSERT, Audrey A. (Lawton)
Birth: 1 - 17 - 1924
Death: 5 - 18 - 2005
Obituary: Audrey A. Weissert -- Valparaiso -- Audrey A. Weissert (nee Lawton), age 81, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at the Indiana Veteran's Home, West Lafayette, IN. She was born in Salina, PA January 17, 1924 to the late William and Gladys (Kipp) Lawton. Audrey was a WWII Veteran serving as a Navy Wave until 1946. She married Paul Weissert on June 14, 1969. She was a loving mother to each member of her blended family and selfishly devoted to every grandchild and great grandchild. Audrey enjoyed an active, gregarious life with and for her family. In retirement, she traveled extensively with her husband Paul. She maintained an active spiritual life through the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso participating in Ministry programs. Audrey also pursued an active life as an avid golfer, quilter and reader, not to mention her competitive nature at Scrabble. Audrey is survived by her daughters: June Russell of Anderson, SC and Debra Beacom of Chesterton, IN; step children: Paul Weissert, Jr. of AZ, Jane (John) Pinkerton of Valparaiso, IN, Nancy (John) Strickler of Lafayette, IN and Karen (Jack) Huguenard of Valparaiso, IN. Her life celebrates 20 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Beacom in 1966; her daughter Karen Sons and step-daughter Linda Zabel; sisters: Marjorie Greer and June Gregory. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Valpo/Bullseye Road, Valparaiso with Rev. Gretchen Seidler-Gibbs officiating. Burial in Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Saturday, May 21, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell Street, Valparaiso. Family wishes any memorials be made to the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette, IN.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; May 20, 2005

WEISSERT, Paul N., Senior
Birth: 10 - 18 - 1920
Death: 6 - 11 - 2011
Obituary: PAUL N. WEISSERT, SR. WEST LAFAYETTE/ VALPARAISO, IN -- Paul N. Weissert, Sr., age 90, resident of Indiana Veterans Home, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Lafayette, IN. Paul was born on October 18, 1920 in Mars, PA to the late Wilson J. Weissert and Sarah (nee Patterson) Weissert. He served in WWII with the U.S. Army in New Guinea and was awarded the Bronze Battle Star, was a creative and dedicated self-taught mechanical engineer who moved from Pennsylvania to Indiana when employed by National Steel Corporation, was a general foreman over transportation at Midwest Steel, and later became General Manager for Delray Connecting Railroad in Detroit, MI. Upon retirement, he returned to Indiana with a renewed interest in his roots as a farm boy and became an active vegetable gardener. Retirement interests included golfing, singing with the choir at First Presbyterian Church, and traveling with his wife Audrey. Paul was a loving father, devoted grandfather of 20, and proud great grandfather of 17. His life was filled with pictures of times shared with his family. "His love of family will live in our hearts forever." Paul is survived by son, Paul Weissert, Jr. of Meza, AZ; son-in-law, Steve Zabel of Brownstown, IN; daughters: Jane (John) Pinkerton of Anderson, SC, Nancy (John) Strickler of Lafayette, IN, and Karen (Jack) Huguenard of Valparaiso, IN; step-daughters: June Russell of Anderson, SC, and Debra Beacom of Porter, IN; son- in-law, Larry Sons. Preceded in death by first wife, Carryll (nee Hassinger); second wife, Audrey (nee Lawton); daughter, Linda Zabel; and step-daughter, Karen Sons. Family and friends will gather for Paul's funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, 3401 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN with Rev. Gretchen Seidler-Gibbs officiating. Burial, Kimball Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN. Visitation will be Friday, June 17, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indiana Veterans Home All Faith Chapel, 3851 N. River Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906, or the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso choir program.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; June 15, 2011

WELCH, Ida (Wheeler) Horner
Birth: 8 - 30 - 1873
Death: 9 - 26 - 1953
Notes: Mother; daughter of Duane Wheeler and Permelia (Collins) Wheeler; wife of William Winfield Welch, who died in 1895, and then the wife of Daniel Ford Horner.
Obituary: Mrs. Ida Horner Succumbs At Home Of Her Daughter -- Mrs. Ida Horner, 80, died Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Franklin Burrus, 203 Lafayette street. Mrs. Horner, a daughter of Duane and Permelia Wheeler, was born Aug. 30, 1873, in Center township, in what is now the Cook's Corner vicinity. She married William W. Welch May 27, 1891. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1895. On March 6, 1901, she married Daniel Horner, who also preceded her in death. A son, Duane W. Welch, died Sept. 7, 1933. Surviving are a son, W. Ford Horner, Ridgeland avenue; three daughters, Mrs. John Downing, Mrs. Edward Kleist and Mrs. Burrus, all of Valparaiso; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Collins, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m., at the LePell Funeral home, the Rev. H. E. Meyer of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. today.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 28, 1953; Volume 27, Number 72, Page 6, Column 3

WELCH, Williiam Winfield "Willie"
Birth: 9 - 23 - 1862
Death: 3 - 3 - 1895
Notes: 32y,6m,10d; son of Josiah Welch and Rhoda (Barnard) Welch; died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Ida (Wheeler) Horner Welch.

WEST, Arthur A.
Birth: 1 - 31 - 1852
Death: 4 - 23 - 1856
Notes: Son of Erasmus West, Senior, and Susannah E. (Hughart) West; birth and death took place in Porter County, Indiana.

WEST, Erasmus
Birth: 3 - 10 - 1856
Death: 9 - 7 - 1874
Notes: Born in Greenbrier County [West Virginia]; may habe referred to as Earle.
Obituary: Obituary 1: LOCAL. -- Last Monday Mr. Erasmus West a prominent farmer of the North part of this township drilled in wheat for a neighbor further north, and in the afternoon started home with his team and drill, coming south and turning the corner eastward at the school house with apparent safety, but not far east of there suffering a runaway by which he was thrown against the fence which broke in the left side of his head, and then dragged about 75 yards and left dead. His team broke the drill and broke loose from it, but presently stopped by the fence, where they were seen by Mrs. West, who supposed they were hitched and all right. Late in the afternoon a boy discovered Mr. West lying dead, and the condition of the horses and drill, and gave the alarm. The coroner was called and held an inquest which disclosed these facts. The funeral was yesterday afternoon at Mr. West's residence, conducted by Rev. Mr. Beer. The team he was driving was in the habit of running away, and he had been warned of danger, but, being an excellent manager of horses, he was confident of reasonable safety. || Obituary 2: Coroner's Inquest -- REPORT OF THE CORONER'S INQUEST, HELD ON Monday, Sept. 7, 1874, over the body of Erasmus West, then found lying dead in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana. -- The jury impannelled in said case, after having examined the body and the ground where the same was found, and the evidence appertaining thereto, found that deceased came to his death by his team running away, throwing him against the fence, striking the left side of his head against the rail and post, the team dragging him about seventy-five yards, where the body was found. Said body was left in charge of his family for burial. WM. C. PARAMORE, Coroner. -- 38t3
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 10, 1874; Volume 18, Number 37, Page 3, Column 2 || Obituary 2: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 1, 1874; Volume 18, Number 40, Page 3, Column 8

WEST, Francis M.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0

WEST, James Silas
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 9 - 9 - 1879
Notes: Son of Erasmus West, Senior, and Susannah E. (Hughart) West; it is possible that the year of death should be 1869 rather than 1879.

WEST, William A. J.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes: Son of Erasmus West, Senior, and Susannah E. (Hughart) West; headstone is broken.

WHEATMAN, Leah Jane
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1963
Death: 0 - 0 - 1989
Notes:

WHEATON, Rhoda (Kipling)
Birth: 11 - 5 - 1885
Death: 3 - 2 - 1952
Notes: Mother; daughter of George Kipling and Viola B. (St. Clair) Kipling.
Obituary: Plan Final Rites For Native of This Community -- Memorial services for Mrs. Rhoda Wheaton, 66, of LaPorte, former Valparaiso resident, will be held Wednesday. Mr. Wheaton died at 3 p. m. Sunday in Holy Family hospital, LaPorte, following a two-year illness. The decedent was born in Valparaiso Nov. 5, 1885, and was married about 40 years ago to Almond Wheaton. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Patrick O'Leary, Michigan City; Mrs. Russell Samuelson and Miss Beatrice Wheaton, of LaPorte; three sons, Delbert, Willard and Donald, all of LaPorte; a step-daughter, Mrs. Grace Euler, LaPorte; 10 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. James Cole, living in Michigan. Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Haverstock Funeral chapel in LaPorte. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. The decedent was a member of the Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 4, 1952; Volume 25, Number 206, Page 3, Column 5

WHEELER, Adelia (Hallaway)
Birth: 3 - 0 - 1815
Death: 8 - 2 - 1901
Notes: Wife of Horace. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Delia Wheeler was born in Massachusetts and died on August 2, 1901, in Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 85 years. Father is listed as Levi Holliday. Mother is listed as Mary Young.

WHEELER, Amy Caroline (Phares)
Birth: 10 - 11 - 1863
Death: 12 - 7 - 1914
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Amy C. Wheeler was born on October 11, 1863, in Indiana, and died on December 7, 1914, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 51 years. Spouse is listed as Frank Wheeler. Father is listed as Mortain Phares, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Mira Shofer, who was born in Pennsylvania.

WHEELER, Anna C. (Brown)
Birth: 10 - 26 - 1876
Death: 5 - 15 - 1936
Notes: Wife of Samuel P. Wheeler.
Obituary: ANNE WHEELER SUCCUMBS AT LIBERTY HOME -- Mrs. Anne Wheeler, age 59 years, wife of Samuel P. Wheeler, died Friday evening at 8:50 o'clock t her home in Liberty township, north of Valparaiso. She had been ill about a year, and 10 days ago suffered a stroke. The decedent was born in Germany on Oct. 26, 1876, and came to Porter county with her parents when four years old, settling in Liberty township. Forty-two years ago she was united in marriage to Samuel P. Wheeler, who survives, together with two sons, Gordon and Bennett Wheeler, of Valparaiso, and one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Baker, also of Valparaiso. There are also four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Central Standard time, at the Frank A. LePell & Son funeral home on Monroe street, conducted by Rev. Robert L. Ryerse, of the Baptist church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the Gordon Wheeler home, 208 North Napoleon street, after 4 p. m. today and up until time of the services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 16, 1936; Volume 4, Page 2, Column 7

WHEELER, Annis T.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1846 [estimated birth date]
Death: 5 - 21 - 1881
Notes: 35y; Daughter of Horace Wheeler and Adelia (Hallaway) Wheeler; born in Indiana.

WHEELER, Arthur Leroy
Birth: 3 - 12 - 1904
Death: 6 - 27 - 1907
Notes: Son of R.W. and A.L. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Arthur Leroy Wheeler was born in Illinois and died on June 27, 1907, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of three years, three months, and sixteen days. Father is listed as Martin Wheeler.

WHEELER, Arthur Lloyd
Birth: 8 - 19 - 1911
Death: 12 - 6 - 1911
Notes: Arthur Lloyd Wheeler is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Arthur Lloyd Wheeler was born on August 19, 1911, in Indiana, and died on December 6, 1911, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of three months. Father is listed as Charles Wheeler, who was born in Indiana. Mother is listed as Anelia Angle, who was born in Michigan.

WHEELER, Arvilla (Laughlin)
Birth: 4 - 20 - 1864
Death: 5 - 23 - 1953
Notes: Tombstone indicates a year of birth as 1865.
Obituary: Obituary 1: Former Valparaiso Resident Is Dead -- Mrs. Arvilla Wheeler, 89, 1454 Atlas avenue, Hammond, a native of Valparaiso for 80 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Pantell, in Hammond, at 7:15 p. m., Saturday, according to word received here today. The decedent was born in Valparaiso on April 20, 1864, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Marie Bloss) Laughlin. She was married in Valparaiso on March 14, 1887, to Henry E. Wheeler, who preceded her in death in 1945. She was the last survivor of the Laughlin clan, three sisters and two brothers having preceded her in death. She was a lifelong member of the Christian church. Surviving is the daughter, Mrs. Elsie Pantell, of Hammond; and three grandchildren, Owen H. Stewart and Mrs. H. E. Casey, of Hammond, and Sgt. E. Lee Stewart, of Columbus, Ga. Funeral services will be held at the Bartholomew Funeral home Wednesday, at 2 p. m., with the Rev. Samuel McDill officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p. m., Monday until time of services. || Obituary 2: Hold Last Rites For Mrs. Arvilla Wheeler -- Funeral services for Mrs. Arvilla Wheeler, 89, a resident of Valparaiso for 84 years, who died at the home of her daughter in Hammond Saturday were held Wednesday, at 2 p. m. at the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. Samuel McDill officiating. Burial was in Kimball cemetery. The organist was Mrs. William Pearson, and the soloist was Mrs. Max Pearson. Pallbearers were: Edward Pillman, Roy Hanrahan, Harry Kuehl and Martin, Gordon and Earl Wheeler.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 25, 1953; Volume 26, Number 274, Page 6, Column 3 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 28, 1953; Volume 26, Number 277, Page 6, Column 5

WHEELER, Bennett M. "Ben"
Birth: 4 - 4 - 1896
Death: 10 - 7 - 1962
Obituary: DEATHS -- BEN WHEELER -- Ben M. Wheeler, 66, of near Spectacle lake (RFD 5), died at 1:55 a. m. Sunday in Porter Memorial hospital. Born April 4, 1896, in Liberty township, he was the son of Samuel and Anna (Brown) Wheeler. A life-long resident of Porter county, he was engaged in farming. Surviving are a brother, Gordon of Valparaiso, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Baker of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by a sister and brother. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Lawrence Wagstrom, Evangelical Fre church of Washington township, will officiate. Friends may call from this afternoon until services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 8, 1962; Volume 36, Number 81, Page 6, Column 7

WHEELER, Clarence E.
Birth: 4 - 1 - 1893
Death: 2 - 3 - 1967
Notes: Son of Robert Wheeler and Minerva "Minnie" (Zane) Wheeler Rundquist; born in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, and died in Porter County, Indiana.
Obituary: CLARENCE WHEELER -- Clarence E. Wheeler, 73, a former resident of Chesterton, died at 1:30 p. m. Friday in Logansport after a lingering illness. Born in Porter county, April 1, 1893, he was the son of Robert and Minnie (Zane) Wheeler. A veteran of World War I, Wheeler had been a resident of Logansport for 31 years. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Robert (Myrtle) Biggs, Valparaiso; and five nephew and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Murden and Mrs. Nora Grote. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Wetmore Funeral home with the Rev. L. E. Myers, Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Sunday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 4, 1967; Volume 40, Number 181, Page 5, Column 2

WHEELER, Duane
Birth: 7 - 2 - 1833
Death: 11 - 19 - 1910
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that DeWayne Wheeler was born on July 2, 1833, and died on November 19, 1910, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 77 years. Father is listed as John Wheeler. Mother is listed as Dealia Hollida.

WHEELER, Earl R.
Birth: 4 - 7 - 1906
Death: 3 - 1 - 1908
Notes: Son of R. W. and A. L.

WHEELER, Earnstine
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 5 - 12 - 1896
Notes: Company A, 82nd Indiana Infantry, Civil War

WHEELER, Elizabeth W. (Jones)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1878
Death: 1 - 20 - 1924
Notes: Daughter of Frank W. Jones and Mary J. Jones; wife of Omer D. Wheeler.

WHEELER, Ella Jane (Selman)
Birth: 10 - 16 - 1875
Death: 10 - 11 - 1954
Notes: Daughter of John Selman and Emma Catherine (Hansford) Selman; born n Porter County, Indiana, and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana ;wife of James H. Wheeler.
Obituary: Mrs. Ella Wheeler, wife of James H. Wheeler, of RFD 3, Valparaiso passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alton Bowman, of RFD 1, Valparaiso, at 8 a. m. this morning, after an extended illness. She would have been 79 on Saturday, October 16. Mrs. Wheeler, the former Ella Selman, was married to James H. Wheeler on September 1, 1892, life-long resident of Valparaiso. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 pm from the Washington Township Bible church on Route 2, with Rev. Quinton Alfors officiating, Friends may call from 4pm Tuesday until noon Wednesday at the LePell Funeral home. Burial will be at Kimball cemetery. Surviving are the decedent's husband; one son, Paul Wheeler, Sr.; three daughters, Mrs. Hall Demmond of Miller Beach, Mrs. James Ferguson of Chicago & Alton Bowman of Valparaiso, twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five sister's; Mrs. Ida Kool of Minnesota, & Mrs. Oliver Freeman, Mrs. James Stafford, & Mrs. John Bentley, all of Valparaiso, & Mrs. Thomas Davis of Elkhart, Ind. Preceding Mrs. Wheeler in death were two brothers, Roy & Ellis Selman, & one sister, Mrs. Nellie Coutts.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 11, 1954

WHEELER, Emily R.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1841
Death: 0 - 0 - 1928
Notes: Born in Pennsylvania.

WHEELER, Emma A. (Hlacher)
Birth: 4 - 5 - 1901
Death: 2 - 15 - 1957
Notes: Daughter of John Hlacher and Frances (Cesark) Hlacher.
Obituary: DEATHS -- MRS. PAUL A. WHEELER -- Mrs. Emma A. Wheeler, 55, of 1401 Washington, died unexpectedly at 2:15 a.m., today in Porter Memorial hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday. She was the wife of Pal Wheeler. Born April 5, 1901, in Prague, Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hlacher. She was married in 1923 in Crown Point to Paul A. Wheeler. She came here in 1922 from Minnesota, and had been associated with Mildred Lane Ladies Shoppe for about 17 years. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Paul A. Wheeler, Jr., of Monroe, Mich., and James R. Wheeler of Harlingen, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Mattila of Gilbert, Minn., and three grandchildren.A daughter, Mary, preceded her in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday in Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Quinten Alfors will officiate, and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m., Saturday until services.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 15, 1957; Volume 30, Number 190, Page 6, Column 4

WHEELER, Ernest Uriah
Birth: 12 - 28 - 1875
Death: 10 - 10 - 1953
Notes: Tombstone indicates the year of birth as 1874; born in Indiana.
Obituary: Ernest U. Wheeler, Retired Farmer, Dies At His Home -- Ernest U. Wheeler, 78, retired farmer, died this morning at 3:30 at his home on RFD 4. He had been ill 10 years. A life long resident of the Valparaiso area, Wheeler was born December 28, 1875, the son of George and Jane Bebbe Wheeler, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Bessie Cox in Valparaiso 39 years ago. She survives. Besides his wife, Wheeler is survived by four sons, Harry and Ernest E., both of Valparaiso, George of Hobart, and Albert of Orland Park, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Leslie Forman, RFD 2, Hobart; two brothers, Charles of Luther, Mich., and James of Valparaiso; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Gunder, East Gary, and Mrs. Emily Gunder, Chesterton; and nine grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m., at LePell Funeral home, the Rev. Herman E. Meyer, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p. m., Sunday at the LePell Funeral home.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 10, 1953; Volume 27, Number 84, Page 1, Column 5

WHEELER, Frank
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1899
Death: 9 - 27 - 1900
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Frank C. Wheeler was born in Indiana and died on September 27, 1900, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 14 months. Father is listed as Ohmer Wheeler. Mother is listed as Elizabeth W. Jones.

WHEELER, Frank M.
Birth: 5 - 19 - 1900
Death: 5 - 22 - 1960
Notes:
Obituary: Obituary 1: DEATHS -- FRANK M. WHEELER -- The body of Frank M. Wheeler, age 60, 704 Lytle, was found this morning in the Harry Evans garage, rear of 160 Lincolnway. Coroner Elmer Johnson stated that Wheeler apparently died Sunday evening from natural causes. Wheeler performed odd jobs around the garage and slept in the building on different occasions. He was born in Westchester township May 19, 1900, the son of Frank and Amy (Phares) Wheeler. Surviving are three sisters, Miss Florence Wheeler, Valparaiso, Mrs. Harry (Mary) Kuehl, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Pinkney (Jennie) Hancock, Harrisburg, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Bartholomew funeral home. || Obituary 2: DEATHS -- WHEELER RITES -- Services for Frank M. Wheeler, age 60, 704 Lytle, whose body was found Wednesday morning in the Harry Evans garage, rear of 160 Lincolnway, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bartholomew Funeral home. The Rev. Arnold Westphal, First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today until time of services.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 25, 1960; Volume 33, Number 275, Page 7, Column 6 || Obituary 2: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; May 26, 1960; Volume 33, Number 276, Page 6, Column 4

WHEELER, George A.
Birth: 9 - 18 - 1839
Death: 5 - 14 - 1915
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that George A. Wheeler was born on September 18, 1839, Michigan, and died on Mary 14, 1915, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 75 years.
Newspaper Item: COURT FIGHT ON HERE OVER WHEELER ESTATE -- (From Monday's Daily) -- Henry E. Wheeler, administrator of the estate of George Wheeler, deceased, has filed suit in the circuit court against Ernest Wheeler, who holds the deed of land worth $5,000, which the complaint alleges was procured through fraud. The defendant has employed N. J. Bozrath to conduct his case. He claims that his father deeded him the property in return for kindness shown.
Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 16, 1916; Page 3, Column 4

WHEELER, Gifford A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1858
Death: 3 - 7 - 1934
Note: Obituary incorrectly states that given name is Gilbert rather than Gifford. Son of John Crow Wheeler and Mary (Collins) Wheeler.
Obituary: DEATH CLAIMS COUNTY INMATE -- Gilbert Wheeler, age 76 years, an inmate at the Porter county infirmary, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock, following an extended illness. He was unmarried and practically all his life was spent in Valparaiso. At one time he was a member of the Baptist church. The body was removed to the Frank A. LePell & Son funeral home on Monroe street. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the LePell funeral home, Rev. Carl G. Steward officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 7, 1934; Volume 7, Page 2, Column 7

WHEELER, Henry Elmer
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1865
Death: 6 - 22 - 1945
Notes: Son of George A. Wheeler and Malinda Jane (Beebe) Wheeler; born in Indiana. Obituary: Wheeler Services Held On Sunday -- Memorial services for Henry Elmer Wheeler, of Valparaiso, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elsie N. Pantell, at Whiting, were held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Bartholomew chapel on Washington street. Rev. Stanley L. Shippey of the First Christian church officiated. Mrs. Bessie Brown-Fisher sang several selections with Mrs. Anna Morony at the organ. Pallbearers were nephews of the decedent and were: James, Martin, John and David Laughlin and John Crotty, of Chicago, and Joseph Beam, of Hobart. Burial was in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 25, 1945; Volume 18, Page 2, Column 8

WHEELER, Horace
Birth: 6 - 24 - 1810
Death: 3 - 5 - 1895
Notes: Born n Montgomery, Hampden County, Massachusetts; husband of Adelia (Hallaway) Wheeler.
Obituary: CHESTERTON CHIPS. -- Homer Wheeler, a resident of Valparaiso since 1835, died at his residence Tuesday evening, aged 86 years. The claim that Mr. Wheeler took up when he came to Valparaiso now forms the business center of Valparaiso.
Obituary Source: The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; March 8, 1895; Volume 11, Number 48, Page 1, Column 5 (Note: This death notice is believed to have incorrectly published the given name of Horace Wheeler as Homer.)

WHEELER, James H.
Birth: 8 - 18 - 1866
Death: 10 - 12 - 1962
Notes: Husband of Ella Jane (Selman) Wheeler.
Obituary: DEATHS -- JAMES H. WHEELER -- James H. Wheeler, 96, a life-long resident of Porter county, died at 4 a.m. today in the Ruff Nursing Home in Knox after lingering illness. He was born in Porter county on Aug. 18, 1866, the son of George and Malinda (Beebe) Wheeler. In September, 1882, he married Ella Jane Selman, who preceded him in death in October, 1954. A retired farmer, Wheeler is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Demmond, East Gary, Mrs. Naomi Ferguson, Chicago, and Mrs. Alton L. (Berniece) Bowman, RFD 1, Valparaiso; one son, Paul A. Wheeler, Valparaiso; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Besides the wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Evangelical Free church in Washington township with the Rev. Lawrence Wagstrom officiating. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at Wetmore Funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday until noon Monday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 12, 1962; Volume 36, Number 85, Page 6, Column 4

WHEELER, Malinda Jane (Beebe)
Birth: 8 - 7 - 1847 (1848?)
Death: 5 - 1 - 1912
Notes: Wife. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Jane Wheeler was born in August 7, 1848, in Indiana, and died on May 1, 1912, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 63 years. Spouse is listed as George Wheeler. Father is listed as Lorenzo Beebe, who was born in New York. Mother is listed as Reed, who was born in New York.

WHEELER, Margaret Bessie (Cox)
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1887
Death: 2 - 10 - 1971
Notes: Wife of Ernest Uriah Wheeler.
Obituary: MRS MARGARET WHEELER -- HOBART -- Service for Mrs. Margaret (Bessie) Wheeler, 83, of 1271 W. 10th St., a life-long Hobart and Valparaiso resident, who died at her home Tuesday, will be held at 1 p.. Friday at Jones and Frum Hobart Memorial Chapel. The Rev. L. E. Myers, of the Nazarene Church of Valparaiso, which Mrs. Wheeler attended, will officiate. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery in Porter County. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services. Surviving are three sons George, Harry and Ernest, all of Hobart; a sister, Mrs. John Wagner, Orland Park, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Her husband, Ernest, and a son Albert, preceded her in death.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 11, 1971; Volume 44, Number 186, Section 2, Page 1, Column 3

WHEELER, Mary Ann (Phares)
Birth: 7 - 16 - 1848
Death: 12 - 19 - 1918
Notes: Daughter of Marvin Luzerne Phares and Maria Shaffer; wife of Reuben Wheeler. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mary Ann Wheeler was born on July 16, 1848, in Indiana, and died on December 19, 1918, in Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 70 years. Spouse is listed as Rubie. Father is listed as Martin Pharis, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Mirah Thoffs, who was born in Pennsylvania.

WHEELER, Omer D.
Birth: 11 - 4 - 1876
Death: 10 - 6 - 1934
Notes: Born in Center Towship, Porter County, Indiana, and died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana; son of Duane Wheeler and Permelia (Collins) Wheeler; husband of Elizabeth W. Jones.
Obituary: DEATH CLAIMS OMER WHEELER AT SOUTH BEND -- Omer Wheeler, age 60 years, a former resident of Valparaiso, died Saturday evening at his home in South Bend after a five months' illness of heart disease. He was born in Porter County on November 4, 1874, a son of Duane and Permella Wheeler. The early part of his life was spent In Valparaiso and vicinity. In 1898 he was married to Elizabeth Jones, who died on June 20, 1924. To this union three children were born, Frankie, who died in infancy; Mrs. Cecil Grimes and
Duane Wheeler. The family moved from Valparaiso to South Bend in 1920, where they have since resided. Surviving besides the children are two grandchildren, Jane and Earl, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Horner and Mrs. G. W. Collins, both of Valparaiso. The body was brought here from South Bend and memorial services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Frank A. LePell & Son funeral home on Monroe Street.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 8, 1934; Volume 8, Page 8, Columns 1 and 2

WHEELER, Paul Allison
Birth: 10 - 26 - 1899
Death: 8 - 0 - 1974
Notes: Son of James H. Wheeler and Ella (Selman) Wheeler; husband of Emma A. (Hlacher) Wheeler.

WHEELER, Permelia
Birth: 9 - 6 - 1841 (1840?)
Death: 10 - 9 - 1903
Notes: Wife of Duane Wheeler. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Permealia Wheeler was born on September 6, 1840, in New York, and died on October 9, 1903, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 63 years. Father is listed as Samuel Collins. Mother is listed Almira Whitney.

WHEELER, Reuben
Birth: 5 - 1 - 1846
Death: 1 - 13 - 1926
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Reuben Wheeler was born on May 1, 1846, in Indiana, and died on January 13, 1926, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 79 years. Father is listed as Michael Wheeler, who was born in Pennsylvania.

WHEELER, Reuben William
Birth: 4 - 0 - 1900
Death: 8 - 9 - 1900
Notes: Rubin William Wheeler is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Rubin William Wheeler was born in Indiana and died on August 9, 1900, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of four months. Father is listed as Samuel P. Wheeler. Mother is listed as Annie C. Brown.

WHEELER, Ruth
Birth: 3 - 12 - 1902
Death: 4 - 26 - 1902
Notes: Ruth Wheeler is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Ruth Wheeler was born on March 12, 1902, in Indiana, and died on April 26, 1902, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of one month. Father is listed as Wilson Wheeler. Mother is listed as Lottie Cornell.

WHEELER, Samuel P.
Birth: 12 - 6 - 1870
Death: 8 - 23 - 1954
Notes:
Obituary: DEATHS -- SAMUEL P. WHEELER -- Samuel P. Wheeler, 83, RFD 5, died at 3 o'clock this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Baker. The deceased was born in Chesterton, Dec. 6, 1870, the son of Ruben and Ann (Phares) Wheeler,and married Miss Anna C. Brown, who preceded him in death 18 years ago, in 1894. Surviving are two sons, Gordon Wheeler and Ben Wheeler, and one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Baker, all of Valparaiso; and one brother, Fred Wheeler, Alliance, Neb. Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday in the LePell Funeral home and burial will be in Kimball cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock Tuesday evening and up until time of services Wednesday.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 23, 1954; Volume 28, Number 42, Page 3, Column 5

WHEELER, Unknown
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 4 - 7 - 1900
Notes: No tombstone. Unknown Wheeler is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Unknown Wheeler was born in Indiana and died on April 7, 1900, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. Father is listed as Charles Wheeler. Mother is listed as Angell.

WHEELER, Wilbert
Birth: 0 - 22 - 1879
Death: 7 - 28 - 1881
Notes: ?/22/1879

WHEELER, Wilson Earl
Birth: 12 - 0 - 1840
Death: 4 - 15 - 1906
Notes: Son of Harace Wheeler and Adelia (Hallaway) Wheeler. Wilson Wheeler is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Wilson Ro. Wheeler was born in Indiana and died on April 15, 1906, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 67 years. Father is listed as Harris Wheeler.

WHEELER, William A.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1878
Death: 0 - 0 - 1906
Notes: Brother

WHITNER, David C.
Birth: 8 - 31 - 1842
Death: 1 - 31 - 1905
Notes: Son of Robert C. Whitner and Susannah (Hobaugh) Whitner Ensign; husband of Susan L. (Maynard) Whitner; died in Logansport, Cass Couty, Indiana.

WHITTEN, William Dean
Birth: 4 - 30 - 1960 [estimated birth date]
Death: 12 - 31 - 2007
Obituary: WILLIAM DEAN WHITTEN -- Valparaiso, IN -- William Dean Whitten, 47, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007. A lifetime resident of Northwest Indiana, he was born April 30, 1960 in Hammond to William Arthur and Marvadene (Doolin) Whitten. He graduated from Whiting High School, was a self employed truck driver, and for the last five years had been a corrections officer at Westville Correctional Center. Bill was an accomplished horse trainer, enjoyed motorcycles and archery, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kentucky. On November 16, 1979 in Double Springs, AL he married Diana Smith, who survives, along with his mother, Marvadene Tate of Horse Branch, KY; two brothers: Ricky Wayne Whitten of Hammond and Brian (Pam) Whitten of Schererville; nephews: Brian Whitten, Jr., Stevie Engel and Jeffrey Smith; nieces: Madison Smith and Hannah Musgraves; brothers in law: James Smith of Tennessee, Jeff Smith of New Buffalo, MI, Kenneth Smith of Chesterton and Scott Smith of Indianapolis; sisters in law: Teresa Smith and Donna (Bob) Musgraves both of Valparaiso; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, Minister Troy Johnson officiating, with burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; January 1, 2008

WILT, David Elmer
Birth: 3 - 12 - 1866
Death: 11 - 12 - 1867
Notes: 1y,8m; Son of Isaac H. Wilt and Lovina Crawford (Huffman) Wilt; born in Porter County, Indiana.

WILT, Susan (Hilderbrand) Zane
Birth: 1 - 5 - 1838
Death: 8 - 29 - 1934
Notes: Daughter of Abraham Hilderbrand and Malinda Hilderbrand; born in Arkansas; first marriage was to Benjamin Ludlow Zane on January 19, 1856, and who died in 1902; second marrage was to Isaac Wilt on January 2, 1908, and who died in 1922.
Obituary: LADY PIONEER DEAD AT 96; BORN IN 1838 -- Mrs. Susan Wilt, age 96 years, a pioneer resident of Porter county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Pillman, at 506 North College avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Death was due to infirmities incident to old age. Mrs. Wilt was born in Jan 5, 1838, in Arkansas. At an early age her parents moved to Florida, and after a few years residence there came to Porter county, where she has since resided. On Jan. 15, 1856, she was married to Benjamin L. Zane, and to this union four children were born, three of whom preceded her in death. Following their marriage they lived in Liberty township for several years, and then moved to Porter where Mr. Zane died in 1902. On Jan. 2, 1908, she was again married to Isaac Wilt, in Porter, and five years later came to Valparaiso to live. Mr. Wilt died in 1922, and she went to live with her daughter. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Pillman; three sisters, Mrs. Jemima Brody, of Porter, Ind.; Mrs. Georgia Hart, of Canton, Miss. and Mrs. Minnie Vorhees, of Aurora, Ill.; also 11 grand children, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, daylight saving time, at the C. W. Bartholomew and Son's funeral chapel on North Washington St., conducted by Rev. C. M. Smail, pastor of the Valparaiso Christian church. Burial will be in Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso. Friends desiring to view the body may call at the Bartholomew chapel from 7 o'clock this evening until time of the funeral.
Obituary Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 30, 1934; Volume 8, Page 2, Column 6

WINELAND, Karen A. (Wilson)
Birth: 11 - 8 - 1937
Death: 11 - 12 - 2000
Obituary: Karen A. "Casey" Wineland, 63, a resident of Liberty Township since 1962, passed away Sunday,November 12, 2000. She was born in Crandon, Wisconsin, November 8, 1937, the daughter of Cleo Loney and the late Daniel Wilson. She married Edward H. Wineland in Gary, Indiana, on September 22, 1956. Karen was a graduate of Purdue University in 1985. She was preceded in death by a grandbaby, Caroline T. Drotar, in 1997 and her father. Survived by her husband, Edward H. Wineland; two children, a son, Edward A. Wineland (Brenda) of Jackson Township; a daughter, Beth L. Drotar (Daniel) of Liberty Township; grandchildren; Edward A. Wineland, Jr., Devin T. Drotar, Sarah E.Wineland, Cory E. Wineland and Niles T. Drotar and her mother, Cleo Parker Loney of LaPorte; brothers and sisters: Jane (late Robert) Doidge of Merrillville, Arden (Debbie) Brooks of Portage, Harvey (Winnie) Brooks of Appleton, WI, William (Carol) Brooks of St. Louis, MO, Lloyd (Shirley) Brooks of Chesterton, Penelope (Charles) McFadden of LaPorte, Patrick( Dorothy) Brooks of Albuquerque, NM, and David Brooks of LaPorte. Funeral services will be Friday, November 17, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Rev. Tim Rumley officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Twp. Visitation will be Thursday, November 16 2000, 2 to 8 p.m.at Bartholomew Funeral Home.
Obituary Source: The Times, Munster, Lake County, Indiana; November 14, 2000

WISE,
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Birth: 0 - 0 - 000
Death: 3 - 0 - 1879
Notes: This Wise child is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society.
Obituary: THE COUNTY. NORTHWEST CORNER. A little child belonging to Mrs. Wise, died in Valparaiso and was buried one day last week in the Kimball Cemetery.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 20, 1879; Volume 23, Number 12, Page 2, Column 4

WISE, Catherine Y.
Birth: 11 - 10 - 1812
Death: 12 - 16 - 1902
Notes: Catherine Y. Wise is not listed in cemetery index for Liberty Township published by the Northwestern Indiana Genealogical Society. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Catherine Y. Wise was born on November 10, 1812, in Pennsylvania, and died on December 16, 1902, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 90 years. Father is listed Samuel Wise.

WISE, Eliza
Birth: 9 - 24 - 1843
Death: 1 - 22 - 1924 (1 - 21 - 1924?)
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Eliza Wise was born on September 24, 1843, in Pennsylvania, and died on January 21, 1924, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 80 years. Father is listed as Richard Shreve, who was born in Pennsylvania. Eliza was the wife of Samuel Wise, whom she married on February 23, 1859, in Porter County, Indiana. Following Samuel's death, Eliza married James Bell on December 8, 1901, in Porter County, Indiana.

WISE, Samuel
Birth: 1 - 23 - 1835
Death: 7 - 3 - 1878
Notes: Company C 99th Indiana Infantry; married Eliza Shreve on February 23, 1859, in Porter County, Indiana, Civil War
Obituary: DIED. WISE. -- July 3d, 1878, two miles north of Valparaiso, Samuel Wise. He was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, January 29th, 1835; came to Indiana in 1856; served in the army during the war of the rebellion. He was buried July 4th, Elder Nicholson conducting the funeral.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 11, 1878; Volume 22, Number 28, Page 3, Column 9

WISNER, Nancy (Kimball)
Birth: 5 - 15 - 1782
Death: 12 - 17 - 1872
Notes: 90y,7m,2d; Wife of Asa Wisner.

WITNER, David C.
Birth: 8 - 31 - 1842
Death: 1 - 31 - 1905
Notes: Private, Company D, 138th Regiment Indiana Infantry
Applied for Invalid Pension (Application No. 708996), which was granted as Certicificate No. 497063.
Civil War

WOODARD, Joseph B.
Birth: 9 - 16 - 1832
Death: 8 - 2 - 1903
Notes: Company C 9th Illinois Cavalry. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Joesph B. Woodward was born on September 16, 1832, in Illinois, and died on August 2, 1903, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of 71 years.
Civil War

WOODARD, Mabel G.
Birth: 4 - 20 - 1891
Death: 7 - 7 - 1910
Notes: Daughter of Joseph and Ella. Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that Mabel Woodard was born in Indiana and died on July 7, 1910, in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, at the age of nineteen years, two months, and eleven days. Father is listed as Joseph B. Woodward, who was born in Ohio. Mother is listed as Sarah Vannatta, who was born in Indiana.

ZANE, Benjamin Ludlow
Birth: 1 - 12 - 1831
Death: 6 - 14 - 1902
Notes: Son of Asa Zane and Elizabeth (Whitaker) Zane; born in Ohio and died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; husband of Susan Zane.

Notes concerning Kimball Cemetery:
Newspaper items concerning the Kimball Cemetery include the following:

In the June 28, 1877, issue of the Porter County Vidette, it is mentioned in the obituary for Gideon J. Post that his family was destitute and that the Liberty Township trustee arranged for his interment. However, Post's body was interred in the Chesterton Cemetery rather than in Kimball Cemetery or other Liberty Township cemetery.

[Porter County Vidette; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 28, 1877; Volume 21, Number 26, Page 3, Column 6]



In the August 16, 1877, issue of The Porter County Vidette, it is mentioned that:

        Such of our citizens are interested in the Kimball grave-yard
        attended a bee for cleaning it last Monday. This burying-ground
        is well-cared for.

[Porter County Vidette; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 16, 1877; Volume 21, Number 33, Page 3, Column 9]



In the February 27, 1879, issue of The Porter County Vidette, it is mentioned that:

        No burial has been made at Kimball cemetery this winter.

[Porter County Vidette; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 27, 1879; Volume 23, Number 9, Page 3, Column 8]



In the June 18, 1898, issue of The Chesterton Tribune, it is mentioned that:

        The 'Kimbell Cemetery' has been incorporated and an
        election of trustees will be held next month.

[The Chesterton Tribune; Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; June 18, 1898; Volume 15, Number 10, Page 1, Column 1]



In the August 27, 1898, issue of The Chesterton Tribune, it is mentioned that:

        Several from the Corners [Cook's Corners] attended
        annual cleaning up at the Kimball cemetery on Monday.
        Another meeting is called for Saturday morning, Sept. 3 to
        complete the work.

[The Chesterton Tribune; Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; August 27, 1898; Volume 15, Number 20, Page 1, Columns 1 and 2]



In the May 6, 1899, issue of The Chesterton Tribune, it is mentioned that:

        As one of the first steps toward the observance of
        Memorial Day, Chaplain Brown Post, G. A. R., has
        appointed the following committees to look after the
        decorations for the graves of soldiers buried in the
        various cemeteries of the county. Kimball - F. A.
        Campbell and Thos. Crowe.

[The Chesterton Tribune; Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 6, 1899; Volume 16, Number 4, Page 5, Column 3]



In the June 21, 1947, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, the following story is written:

        Old Kimball Cemetery Is Given Beauty Treatment

        CHESTERTON, June 21. -- Many Porter county
        pioneers have been laid to rest in the Kimball cemetery,
        which is located in the St. Clair region in Liberty
        township. Some of the tombstones date back to 1851.

        Interested residents of the area have agreed that more
        adequate care might well be given to the property.
        To foster such a program a group of people this spring
        inaugurated a financial campaign.

        It has just been reported that this drive for funds has
        been so successful that for the first time in the history
        of this aged burial ground a caretaker has been hired.
        He is Arthur Weiler.

        However, continued maintenance means donations
        will have to keep coming. As a result the committee
        in charge invites lot owners and other interested parties
        in Porter county and elsewhere to contribute to this fund.

        Donations may be sent to Arthur Hanrahan, who is
        committee president; or to Edward S. Keene, secretary;
        or Mrs. S. E. Collins, treasurer.

        The committee's previous call for funds for the upkeep
        of this memorial ground was well received, members
        declared today. "People who have traveled out to view
        the cemetery report the grounds have been beautified
        beyond their expectation," one Liberty township
        resident noted.

        President Hanrahan and his committee agree that this
        work is improving and beautifying should last as long as
        existing funds permit. It was noted that in the spring
        campaign, donations came from Porter county residents,
        but also from elsewhere in Indiana, as well as from
        people living in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

[The Vidette-Messenger; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 21, 1947; Volume 28, Number 15, Page 1, Columns 6 and 7]



In the July 22, 1954, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, the following column appears:

        Appeal For Funds To Help Maintain Kimball Cemetery

        The Kimball cemetery, north of Valparaiso, has
        been maintained for the past few years by a
        caretaker at the price of $300 per season. This
        fee is paid by interested persons who donate each
        year to this cause.

        Currently funds are needed to insure continuation
        of this upkeep, it was reported today. Funds
        may be sent to Arthur Hanrahan, Ed S. Keene
        of Mrs. Sam Collins.

[The Vidette-Messenger; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 22, 1954; Volume 20, Number 297, Page 6, Column 3]

Kimball Cemetery data prepared by Steven R. Shook

 

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