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

Surnames Beginning with I

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
Iddings Dr. J. M. Lowell 2-G. 129
Iddings H. L. Merrillville F. 129
Iddings Maurince Merrillville F. 129
Ifyou James Crown Point 2-N. 129
Ijames Gordon Hobart G. 129
Imhoff Lois Porter 2-G. 129
Ingersoll Mrs. C. L. Crown Point 2-G. 129
Ingram Frank Valparaiso, 255 Franklin 2-G. 129
Ingram Mrs. Valparaiso G. 129
Inman Chas. Hanna [LaPorte County] S. 129
Inman Earl Valparaiso G. 129
Inman Fred Hanna [LaPorte County] S. 129
Inskeep C. E. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G.F. 129
Ironsides Foster Valparaiso F. 129
Irvine W. C. Valparaiso, 359 North College G. 129
Irving Attorney Valparaiso F. 129
Irwin Robt. Valparaiso, RFD 2-G. 129
Isaacson Wm. Crown Point G. 129
Isbey Arthur Chesterton F.3-G. 129
Isbey Edward Chesterton 4-G. 129
Isbey Lewis Chesterton G. 129
Isbey   Hobart, RFD G. 129
Isenbarger C. W. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] 3-G. 129
Iskson A. G. Hobart F. 129
Issacson Gilbert Hobart G. 129
Ittel Henry Jr. Hobart F.G. 129
Ittel Jake Hobart 2-G. 129
Ittel Mrs. Henry Sr. Hobart G. 129

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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