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

Surnames Beginning with Z

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
Zahn Chas. LaCrosse [LaPorte County] 2-G. 295
Zahn Edwin LaCrosse [LaPorte County] 2-G. 295
Zanders Clara Lowell F. 295
Zanders Emil Lowell F. 295
Zanders Henry Lowell F. 295
Zanders Herman Lowell F. 295
Zanders John Hobart N. 295
Zanders Wm. Hebron S.P.N.F. 295
Zanders Wm. Lowell F. 295
Zandstra B. Hammond F. 295
Zane Mrs. Lillie Valparaiso, Napoleon Street F.N. 295
Zanes Mrs. L. Z. Valparaiso F. 295
Zaros N. S. Valparaiso N.F. 295
Zarth Mrs. E. Valparaiso, RR3 2-G. 295
Zarth Mrs. W. Valparaiso, 255 Locust 2-G.P. 295
Zartman J. E. Lowell G.S. 295
Zarve Chas. Porter F. 295
Zarve Roy Porter G. 295
Zaustre Bert Munster G. 295
Zberwski And. Hobart, RFD S. 295
Zea Joe Valparaiso G. 295
Zee Harry Hobart F. 295
Zehring Frk. Porter F. 295
Zeicienbein Lelia LaCrosse [LaPorte County] S. 295
Zeller Joe Wheeler 6-G. 295
Zeller Miss Irma Wheeler G. 295
Zelski Bert Chesterton F. 295
Zelski Chas. Chesterton F. 295
Zetout Mrs. D. Valparaiso, East Street G. 295
Zezek Frk. Porter G. 295
Ziegler Clauk Hobart 2-G. 295
Zienness Henry Crown Point 2-G.F. 295
Zienness Wm. Crown Point 2-G. 295
Ziese Albert Crown Point 2-F.G. 295
Ziese Frk. Crown Point 4-G. 295
Zievers Silas Merrillville F. 295
Zigterman Peter Munster G. 295
Zilibor Jake Miller F. 295
Zimmerman A. L. Valparaiso G. 296
Zimmerman Albert Valparaiso 3-G. 295
Zimmerman Ebglebert Valparaiso 2-G.F. 295
Zimmerman M. E. Valparaiso G. 295
Zimmerman Margaret Valparaiso, 153 Indiana G. 295
Zimmerman Mrs. Mary L. Valparaiso G. 295
Zirkle Frank Crown Point 2-N.F.P. 296
Zirkol Frank Crown Point N. 296
Zobjeck Hogan Hobart G. 296
Zobjext Hugh Hobart 2-G. 296
Zoedoutte W. D. Valparaiso, 208 Garfield G. 296
Zoethout W. D. Valparaiso, 208 Garfield G. 296
Zold Louis Valparaiso G. 296
Zorn Mrs. A. J. Valparaiso, 602 North Calumet G. 296
Zromskowski Joe Hobart, RFD S. 296
Zromskowski Mike Hobart, RFD S. 296
Zubriggen Jos. Crown Point 2-G.F. 296
Zubriggen Martin Crown Point G.F. 296
Zubriggen Wm. Crown Point, RR S. 296
Zugbaum Ed. Valparaiso F. 296
Zugbaum Fred Valparaiso, 103 East Monroe G. 296
Zugbaum Will Valparaiso, 351 Main G. 296
Zugterman P. Hammond F. 296
Zundstia Bert Hammond G. 296
Zupha Silas Merrillville G. 296
Zyk D. J. Highland G. 296
Zyk Dick Griffith 3-G. 296
Zyk Peter Highland 3-G. 296
Zyk Richard Griffith 2-G. 296

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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