Historical Images of Porter County

Residence of William Lewry
Furnessville, Indiana

Date: Circa 1895
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Lee and Lee's Atlas of Porter County, Indiana, 1895
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: William Lewry was a native of Brighton, County Sussex, England, and emigrated to the United States in 1855. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Furnessville in 1858. On October 13, 1859, William purchased forty acres in Furnessville and began to build the brick house illustrated here in 1863. The construction of the house was interrupted in 1863 when William enlisted for service during the Civil War on September 28, 1864, in Company E of the Ninth Indiana Infantry. William was discharged from service on June 20, 1865, in Nashville, Tennessee. William's son, Henry, lived in this house until his death in December 1938. This house still stands and faces US Highway 20 (Dunes Relief Highway).

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