Porter County Resident Credit Ratings, 1916Credit ratings of Porter County (and adjacent county) residents . . . .

Surnames Beginning with E

In 1916, P. M. Tuttle published a book titled Merchants Rating and Credit Association Local Credit Reports. This book provided the credit ratings of thousands of individuals residing in Porter County and Lake County. The book also published the credit ratings of some residents of adjacent counties conducting business in these two counties. No national credit rating service bureaus existed as this time, so area merchants would often form associations to inform one another of their patrons' credit worthiness. In a few instances, the merchants would publish credit reports to be used exclusively by association members. This book was published by the members of the Merchant Credit Association of Lake and Porter Counties, Indiana. Corrections and comments related to these credit ratings should be directed to the Porter County GenWeb Coordinator.

                Key to Credit Ratings
                Good (Prompt Pay)   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    G
                Fair (Honest But Slow)    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    F
                Speculative (Pays if Pressed)    .    .    .    .    .    S
                Poor Risk (Has Nothing)  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    P
                No Credit (Irresponsible)     .    .    .    .    .    .    N

Here are two examples of the use of the rating system: An individual with a credit rating of 3-G received "Good" ratings from three member merchants of the Credit Association. An individual with a credit rating of F.N. received ratings of "Fair" and "No Credit" from two member merchants of the Credit Association.

Surname Given Name Residence Credit Rating Source Page
Eadus C. T. Kouts G. 75
Ealing Herman Valparaiso, 607 Monroe Street F. 75
Eames Chas. Hobart, RFD G. 75
Earl Harwood Valparaiso G. 75
Earl John Valparaiso F. 75
Earl Mrs. E. E. Valparaiso, 606 Erie Street S. 75
Earl Mrs. E. H. Valparaiso S. 75
Earl Wm. East Gary F.G. 75
Earl Wm. Hobart F. 75
Earler T. Valparaiso G. 75
Earnest Lew Lowell S.P. 75
Easlinger Chas. Crown Point 3-G. 80
Easlinger Lewei Wheeler F. 80
Easlinger Mrs. Valparaiso G. 80
Eason Frank Valparaiso, RFD 5 S.G.F. 75
Eason John Valparaiso, West Jefferson 3-G. 75
Eason Sam Valparaiso F.G. 75
Eason Wm. Unknown N. 75
East Fred Bloomington N. 75
Easterday Chas. Fort Wayne, 438 Baker Street P. 75
Eastman Harry Porter S. 75
Eastman J. C. Crown Point, RR F.G. 75
Eastman Ray Highland F.P. 75
Easto Ben Crown Point P. 75
Easto Walter Hebron G. 75
Eaton A. L. Valparaiso G. 75
Eaton Bert Wanatah [LaPorte County] G. 75
Eaton Eugene Wheeler F.F. 75
Eaton Frank Boone Grove F.S. 75
Eaton Frank Valparaiso, RFD #2 2-F. 75
Eaton Harry Valparaiso, RFD #2 F. 75
Eaton I. N. Valparaiso G. 75
Eaton Isaac Hebron, RR #2 F.G. 75
Eaton J. A. Wanatah [LaPorte County] G. 75
Eaton L. A. Wanatah [LaPorte County] G. 75
Eaton Mrs. Slade Crown Point N. 75
Eaton Roe Hebron G. 75
Eaton S. E. Wheeler F. 75
Eaugherty James Merrillville F. 75
Ebeck Geo. Valparaiso G. 75
Eberle Rev. L. Chesterton G. 75
Eberley John Crown Point 2-F.2-G. 75
Eberley John Merrillville G. 75
Ebersol Fred Valparaiso, 452 West Jefferson G. 76
Ebersol Fred J. Jr. Valparaiso, 205 East Chicago F.P. 75
Ebersol Louis Valparaiso, 1005 Calumet G. 76
Ebersol Louis Valparaiso, 1005 Valparaiso F. 75
Ebert Adam Lowell 2-G. 76
Ebert Edd. Lowell F.G. 76
Ebert Frank Lowell G. 76
Ebert Fred Lowell G. 76
Ebert Geo. H. Lowell 2-G. 76
Ebert Lester Lowell G. 76
Ebert Mel Lowell 2-N.S.F. 76
Eble John Valparaiso, 202 Monroe G. 76
Echart Mrs. W. A. Wanatah [LaPorte County] G. 76
Echart Mrs. W. A. Wanatah [LaPorte County] G. 76
Echert John A. Mendota, Illinois G. 76
Echert John A. Mendota, Illinois G. 76
Eckelberg Rhine Hobart G. 76
Eckelberg Rhine Hobart G. 76
Eckersly Peter Valparaiso, RFD #1 G. 76
Eckert Herman Wanatah [LaPorte County] F. 76
Eckert John Chesterton G. 76
Eckle Adam Crown Point N. 76
Eckle Adam Crown Point N. 76
Eckle Adam Crown Point 2-N. 76
Eckley Chas. Valparaiso P. 76
Eckley Harry Valparaiso P. 76
Eckley Mrs. E. R. Valparaiso, 457 Chicago F. 76
Ecklund Dr. A. Chesterton G. 76
Edelman J. J. Valparaiso, 604 Morgan 2-G. 76
Edelman Jacob Valparaiso, Oak Street 4-G. 76
Edelman Jesse Valparaiso, 258 West Jefferson G.F. 76
Edelman and Schneider   Valparaiso, 3 Poplar Street G. 76
Eder Edw. Crown Point 5-G. 77
Edgerton F. W. Chesterton 2-F. 76
Edgerton Mrs. Palmer Creston, Illinois G. 76
Edgreen Al. Chesterton 2-G. 76
Edinbarough Mrs. T. Valparaiso, 42 LaFayette Street G. 76
Edinger A. C. Boone Grove N. 76
Edinger Adam Hebron F.G. 76
Edinger Allye Boone Grove G. 76
Edinger Alvah Hebron, R 3 3-N. 76
Edinger Otto Boone Grove 2-G.P. 76
Edinger Otto Hebron 3-F.G. 76
Edinger Pete Boone Grove G. 76
Edinger Peter Hebron G. 76
Edman Chas. Chesterton F. 77
Edmonds Eli Lowell 2-G. 77
Edmonds Hershell Crown Point G. 77
Edmonds Leonard Chesterton G. 77
Edmonds Miss Celia Chesterton G. 77
Edmonds Miss Mable Chesterton G. 77
Edmonds Oscar Chesterton G. 77
Edmonds Wallace Crown Point F. 77
Edwards Ben Valparaiso, RR 5 2-F.2-G. 77
Edwards Bert Valparaiso N.P.F.2-S. 77
Edwards Burton Valparaiso, RFD G. 77
Edwards Chas. Valparaiso, 503 Beach Street F.P.2-G. 77
Edwards Howard Valparaiso F.N. 77
Edwards Jesse Valparaiso F. 77
Edwards Mrs. Ben Gary N. 77
Edwards Mrs. M. D. Valparaiso, 46 South Lembke F. 77
Edwards Net Hebron, RR 3 G. 77
Edwards R. D. Valparaiso, East Main P. 77
Edwards Roland Valparaiso N. 77
Edwards Ted Valparaiso P.G. 77
Edwards W. L. Valparaiso, 811 Main Street G. 77
Eeleman Dick Hessville G. 77
Eeleman John Griffith 2-G. 77
Eeleman John Highland G. 77
Eenigenburg Gerritt Lansing, Illinois, R #1 G. 77
Eenigenburg John Lansing, Illinois G. 77
Eenigenburg Peter Lansing, Illinois G. 77
Effirth Ed. Crown Point F. 77
Eggers Geo. Hobart G.F. 77
Eggers Geo. Wheeler F. 77
Eggers Mrs. Lew Valparaiso, 160 Main Street G. 77
Eggleston Edgar Valparaiso F. 77
Eggleston Edward Valparaiso, RR 8 S. 77
Egli A. D. Kouts G. 77
Egli Chris Kouts G. 77
Eglin Frank Valparaiso G. 77
Eglin Mardie Valparaiso S. 77
Eglin Tracy Valparaiso, West Main Street S. 77
Ehlers Jacob Valparaiso, RR 4 2-G. 77
Ehlers Miss Anne Valparaiso G. 77
Ehlers Wm. Gary P.N. 77
Ehrsam Alex Dyer 2-N.F. 78
Ehrsam P. Dyer G. 78
Ehrsam Peter Jr. Dyer G. 78
Ehrtsman John Wheeler 4-F. 78
Eich Jo. Lowell, RFD 3-S. 78
Eichner   Hessville G. 78
Eichstedt Emil LaCrosse [LaPorte County] 2-G.F. 78
Eichstedt Otto LaCrosse [LaPorte County] F.G. 78
Eichstedt Brothers   Griffith G. 78
Eick T. Valparaiso, Napoleon Street G. 78
Eifler G. U. Valparaiso G. 78
Eiler Jess Hebron F. 78
Eiler Jess Leroy N.S. 78
Einsele Brothers   Cedar Lake, RR S.G.F. 78
Einspahr Aug. Lowell 2-G. 78
Einspahr John Lowell 2-F.G. 78
Einspar Walter Lowell G. 78
Einspar Will Lowell G. 78
Eisenhart Dr. E. H. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 78
Eiss Dr. Valparaiso G. 78
Elam Ray Valparaiso 2-G. 78
Elbert Geo. Crown Point G. 78
Elbert Geo. Merrillville 2-G. 78
Elbert John Merrillville G. 78
Elder Claude Hammond P. 78
Elimke Aug. Wanatah [LaPorte County] S. 78
Elkins J. R. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 78
Elks Lodge   Valparaiso G. 78
Ellenson Sam Kouts, RFD F.G. 78
Ellenson Sam LaCrosse [LaPorte County] F. 78
Ellis B. C. Valparaiso, 210 Garfield 3-G.F. 78
Ellis Bert Valparaiso F. 78
Ellis Christ Valparaiso, RFD #7 P. 78
Ellis L. C. Valparaiso P. 78
Ellis Maurice Valparaiso, East Chicago Street G. 78
Ellis Paul Hobart 2-F.G. 78
Ellis W. F. Valparaiso, East Chicago Street G. 78
Ellis Wm. Crown Point 3-F.G. 78
Ellsw Jno Hobart N. 78
Ellsworth Jack Hobart G. 78
Ellsworth Paul Hessville P. 79
Elterman and Labb   Chesterton, RFD G. 79
Ely L.LC. Valparaiso F.N. 78
Ely L.W. Valparaiso, 657 South Garfield S. 78
Endress Clarence Crown Point 2-G. 79
Endress Henry Crown Point 3-G. 79
Endress J. C. Crown Point 5-G.S. 79
Eng H. Miller F.G. 79
Engel Anthony Cedar Lake S. 79
Engel Jno. Cedar Lake S. 79
Engle Val S. Kouts, R #4 2-G. 79
Englert Anna Crown Point F. 79
Englert C. H. Crown Point F. 79
Englert Mrs. Catherine Crown Point 2-F. 79
Ennis Geo. Lowell 3-P. 79
Ensweiler Harry Crown Point 2-G.F. 79
Ensweiler John Crown Point 2-F. 79
Ensweiler Leslie Crown Point G. 79
Ensweiler Lester Griffith 2-F. 79
Ensweiler Miss Loraine Crown Point G. 79
Epps A. G. Hobart G. 79
Erb Louis Schererville G. 79
Erb Thos. Crown Point G. 79
Erbe Mrs. Thos. Crown Point G. 79
Erbe Nick Crown Point, RR G. 79
Erfurth Edw. Crown Point 2-F.G.S. 79
Erfurth Wm. Valparaiso, RR 6 F. 79
Erickheim Jno. San Pierre G. 79
Ericks Gerreth Griffith, RFD P.F. 79
Ericks J. H. Hammond, RFD P. 79
Ericks Johannes Highland P. 79
Ericks John Highland 3-G. 79
Erickson A. C. Hobart G. 79
Erickson Aug. Hobart F. 79
Erickson Chas. Chesterton, RFD 3 S.N.G.2-F. 79
Erickson L. A. Hobart F. 79
Erickson Mrs. Aug. Chesterton S. 79
Erickson Mrs. Chas. Chesterton, RFD 3 G. 79
Erie Clem Valparaiso, 557 Factory Street P. 79
Erie Henry Valparaiso, 352 Factory Street N. 79
Erlandson C. G. Miller 2-G. 79
Erlandson Mrs. O. Miller F. 79
Erlandson Oscar East Gary F.G. 79
Erle Bernard Dyer, R #1 N. 80
Erle Geo. Dyer, R #1 F. 80
Erle John Dyer, R #1 G. 80
Erle Leo. Dyer, R #1 F. 80
Erle Louis Dyer G. 79
Erley Harry Valparaiso, Morgan Street G. 80
Erley Theo. Valparaiso, Morgan Street F. 80
Ervme David Schneider G. 80
Erwin L. D. Valparaiso, 457 Greenwich G. 80
Eschell Hattie Valparaiso G. 80
Eschridge O. H. Lowell N. 80
Eskridge O. H. Lowell G. 80
Esselman Edward Valparaiso G. 80
Esserman Ed. Chesterton, RFD 2-G. 80
Esserman Henry Chesterton G. 80
Esserman Mrs. Henry Chesterton G. 80
Estelle Chas. Hobart G.F. 80
Esty Herbert Crown Point G. 80
Etling Adam Crown Point G. 80
Etling Peter Crown Point 3-G.F. 80
Eubank J. W. Unknown N. 80
Euer T. C. Lowell, RFD G. 80
Euglist Mrs. Crown Point F. 80
Evans A. E. Dyer G. 80
Evans Dr. H. M. Valparaiso, Washington Street 6-G. 80
Evans Marion LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 80
Evans Milfred Schererville G. 80
Evans Miller B. Schererville G. 80
Evans Mrs. Geo. Valparaiso, 252 Erie Street F. 80
Evans Mrs. John Lowell 2-N.S.F. 80
Evans T. M. Hanna [LaPorte County] F. 80
Everett James Crown Point G. 80
Everns John Wheeler F. 80
Eversman H. G. Crown Point G. 80
Ewer Fred Lowell G. 80
Ewer Harry Lowell, RR 3-G. 80
Ewer Louis Hammond, #1 G. 80
Ewigleben Fred Hobart, RFD G.F. 80
Ewigleben Wm. Hobart 3-F.G. 80
Ewing Robert Valparaiso, 257 College Avenue 2-G. 80
Exmore E. Chesterton N. 80

Source Citation:
Tuttle, P.M. 1916. Merchants Rating and Credit Association of Lake and Porter Counties, Indiana. Publication location unknown. 296 p.

Credit data transcribed and prepared by Steven R. Shook


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