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Andrew J. Zorn

After twelve days of illness from apoplexy, Andrew J. Zorn, in his 89th year, passed away last evening at 7:40 at his home on Calumet avenue. Mr. Zorn was one of Porter county's highly esteemed and best known citizens, and was hailed by a friend by hundreds within its borders. He was the first county assessor and had the distinction of being the oldest living soldier of the civil war in Valparaiso, and possibly in the county. He was a member of the Christian church, and the G. A. R., and he was a Knight Templar of the Masonic order. He leaves a a widow, and three sons by a former wife, as follows: Charles A., of Elkhart; C. W., of Dayton, O., and Mark L., of Minot, N. D. Three step-sons also survive to mourn his loss: Ernest Koontz, of Gary; George Koontz, residing near Kouts, and Walter Koontz, of Somerset, Pa. Louise E. Johnson and Michael Zorn, of Berlin, Pa., are sister and brother of the deceased.

Up to Mr. Zorn's last sickness he was active to a remarkable degree for one of his years. Every day he was in the business district conversing with his friends. He attended lodge meetings, and every Sunday found him at both services of the Christian church. He was enthusiastic in Grand Army work, and when the patriotic days came he displayed the largest flag in the county at his home.
Mr. Zorn was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, and came to this county before the war. Until he moved here for a life of retirement, he tilled a good farm in Tassinong.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 26, 1916
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Page: 3
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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