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

Surnames Beginning with O

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
Oaks Dr. D. D. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 195
O'Brien Ed. Kouts G.G. 195
O'Brien Frank Kouts G.G. 195
O'Brien Glenn Schneider G. 195
O'Brien Herbert Gary N. 195
O'Brien Herbert Schneider P. 195
O'Brien Kennard Schneider F. 195
O'Brien Nelson LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 195
O'Brien Wm. Schneider F.F.P 195
Ockerlin Charles Hobart N. 195
O'Connell James Hobart P. 195
O'Connell Sarah LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 195
O'Conner Chas. Valparaiso N.N.G. 195
O'Conner Frank Chesterton G.F. 195
O'Conner James Hobart F. 195
O'Conner James Hurlbert P. 195
O'Conner Mike Chesterton G.F. 195
O'Connor James Valparaiso, 508 East Erie N. 195
Odeal Giles Lowell G. 195
Oder C. N. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 195
Oder J. F. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] G. 195
Odle Arthur English Lake [Starke County] N. 195
Odle Roy English Lake [Starke County] G. 195
O'Donnell Mr. Chesterton G.G. 195
Oehmich Chas. Crown Point F.F. 195
Oehmich E. T. Crown Point G.F. 195
Ofseski Tony Otis [LaPorte County] F. 195
Ogbern Daddy Kouts F. 195
Ogborne Fred Valparaiso, R.R. #5 G. 195
Ogborne O. G. Valparaiso G. 195
Ogborne Wm. Illinois N. 195
Ogden Ed. Valparaiso P.F. 195
Ogden Ray Hessville G. 195
O'Hare John Valparaiso F. 195
O'Hearn Mike Hobart F. 195
Ohlenkamp Henry Lowell G. 195
Ohlfest Chas. Valparaiso G.G. 195
Ohlfest John Valparaiso (Farm) 3-G. 195
Ohlfest Miss Pearl Valparaiso G. 195
Ohlfest Mrs. John Valparaiso G. 195
O'Keefe Jack Hobart G. 195
O'Keefe Mrs. E. O. Valparaiso G. 195
O'Keeke Mrs. M. E. Valparaiso G. 196
Okerlin Chas. Hobart N. 196
Okerlin Eddie Hobart F. 196
Olander Simon Miller G. 196
Olbert John Valparaiso F. 196
Oldham H. J. Valparaiso F. 196
Olds Chris. Valparaiso F. 196
Olds Mrs. Abe Valparaiso G.G. 196
Olds Mrs. R. E. Valparaiso G. 196
Ols Charles Crown Point G.F. 196
Ols Christ. Hobart F. 196
Ols Christ. Hobart S. 196
Olsborg Nelson Kouts G. 196
Olson Alfred Boone Grove F.S.P.G. 196
Olson Alfred M. Miller F.G. 196
Olson Anton Griffith G.G. 196
Olson august Chesterton F. 196
Olson August Highland G.G. 196
Olson August Miller G.G. 196
Olson August Valparaiso F.G. 196
Olson Charles Chesterton G.G. 196
Olson E. Chesterton G. 196
Olson F. R. Hobart F. 196
Olson Gust Chesterton F. 196
Olson H. J. Chesterton G. 196
Olson Harry Chicago, Illinois G. 196
Olson Hermzan Kouts G. 196
Olson Hjlmer Porter G. 196
Olson Judge Harry Chicago, Illinois F. 196
Olson Lillie Wanatah [LaPorte County] G. 196
Olson Louis Kouts G. 196
Olson Nelson A. Chesterton G.F. 196
Olson Niles Chesterton F. 196
Olson P. Miller G. 196
Olson R. L. Chesterton G. 196
Omstead Mr. Valparaiso, Brick Street P. 196
O'Neil Miss Margaret Valparaiso G. 196
O'Neil Wm. Crown Point F.S. 196
Onsen Mrs. Kate Miller F. 196
Ooms C. Griffith G.F. 196
Ooms John Griffith P. 196
Orman Miss Martha Valparaiso G. 196
Orr Mrs. John Hebron, R.R. S. 197
Osborne Clarence Wanatah [LaPorte County] G.G. 197
Osborne E. G. Valparaiso 4-G. 197
Osborne Miss Dora Valparaiso G.G. 197
Osborne Miss Ett Chesterton G. 197
Osborne R. N. Miller G.G. 197
Osbrun C. C. Lowell G. 197
Osburg Mr. Miller G. 197
Osburg Nelson Miller G. 197
Osby Edwood Lowell G. 197
Osby Elmer Blue Mounds, Illinois S.N. 197
Osby Elmer Schneider P.F. 197
Osby Luther Schneider G. 197
Osby Mock Schneider S. 197
Osby Mrs. Otto Schneider G.N. 197
Osby Nelson Lowell G.G. 197
Osby Net. Lowell G. 197
Oscar Mrs. A. P. Crown Point G. 197
Oser Mrs. Albert Crown Point G. 197
Oshiuski Thomas Otis [LaPorte County] G. 197
Ostriski Ben Porter G.S.F.F. 197
Ostrnoder Elizabeth Valparaiso, 958 West Street N. 197
Ostrnoder Melvin Miller P. 197
Otis Earl Gary N. 197
Ott J. W. Crown Point 3-G. 197
Ottliski John Otis [LaPorte County] G. 197
Otto John C. Hessville G. 197
Overhage Joe. Dyer G.G. 197
Overhage John Dyer G.G.S. 197
Overmeyer J. J. Kouts G. 197
Owen E. Kouts F. 197
Owen Fred Miller G. 197
Owen Mrs. Dora Hobart G. 197
Owen Newton Valparaiso G.G. 197
Owen R. A. Wheeler G.G. 197
Owen Wm. B. Hobart 5-G. 197

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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