Historical Images of Porter County

Frank Wannegar's Porter Livery
Porter, Indiana

Date: Circa 1910
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Gordon D. Rogers
Remark: Frank Wannegar operated the Porter Libery located on Lincoln Street in Porter, Indiana, from approximately 1905 to 1917. Frank is the man at the far left in this photograph.

The following obituary for Frank Wannegar was published in The Vidette-Messenger in 1934:


Frank Wannegar, one of the oldest residents of the Porter vicinity and who had served as town marshal, died on Thursday afternoon at 1 0'clock at his home in Porter. He was 76 years of age. Death was due to cancer of the stomach. He had been ill since August.

Mr. Wannegar was born in Chicago on February 22, 1856, the son of George and Mary Wanegar. He came to Porter when he was two years old. He was married in March, 1881, to Alice Sczicek, a Porter girl, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Wannegar operated a livery business in Porter before becoming the town marshal and street commissioner.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Anderson; one grand-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Anderson, and one sister, Mrs. C. A. Anderson of Chesterton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the home of the daughter. Rev. V. L. Palmer will officiate and burial will be in the Chesterton cemetery.

Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 21, 1934; Volume 7, Page 8, Column 6

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