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tion, 115; valuation, 127; formed,
168; area, 168; railroads, 168; pi-
oneers, 169; towns, 170

Hobart Township Consolidated High
School (view), 169

Hoerstman, H. A., 629

Hoevet, George J., 633

HofF, William, 743

Hoffman, Clarence I., 825

Hohman boarding house, 291

Holiman, Caroline, 512

Hohman, Charles G., 288, 513

Hohman, Ernst W., 287, 511

Hohman Street, Hammond, in 1882 and
Today (views), 295

Hohman Street, North from Sibley, Ham-
mond (view), 340

Holliday, Winfred W., 660

Holmes, Carl 0., 800

Holton, Harriet W., 89, 203

Holton, Janna S., 246

Holtz, Herman, 571

Holy Angels Catholic Cliurch of Gary,
406, 770

Holy Trinity Croatian Church of Gary,
840

Home builders displace white trappers,
30

Home Lumber Company, 545

Honored dead, 255

Honorof, Peter, 830

Horn, J. C, 757

Hornors, The, 133

Hornor, Amos, 133

Hornor, David, 133

Hoskins, George H., 615

Hospitals, 245

Howarth, William, 503

Howat, William F., 245, 872

Houk, William F., 597

Hubbard Steel Foundries, 309

Hubbard Steel Foundry Company, 708

Huettner, C. A., 712

Hulst, George P., 794

Hunt, Frank L., 602

Hunter, Clyde, 863

Hunter, George M., 623

Hunter, W. D., 788

Hutton, Joseph T., 572

Hyde, Mrs. M. J., 86

Iddings, H. D., 244
Iddings, J. W., 601
Illinois Car and Equipment Company,

301
niinois, Indiana & Iowa R. R., 268



Immortal '"Thanatopsis," 69

Improving the teaching force, 224

Independent Order of Foresters, 376

Indians, 16

Indian burial and dancing grounds, 19

Indian cemetery, 41

Indian trails, 14

Indiana City, 44

Indiana corn field (view), 112

Indiana and Illinois Land Company, 624

Indiana Harbor, 177

Indiana Harbor churches, 433

Indiana Harbor industries, 305

Indiana Harbor Library, 422

Indiana Harbor Lumber and Coal Com-
pany, 668

Indiana Harbor National Bank, 332, 732

Indiana Steel Company, 532

Indoor improvement of county schools,
219

Industrial summary, 324

Industries, 285

Inland Steel Company, 304

Innkeepers, 34

Interior pioneer cabin (view), 89

International Lead Refining Company of
Indiana, 793

International Trust and Savings Bank
of Gary, 644

Interstate Iron and Steel Plant, 308

Jackson, Joseph, 54, 194
Jacobson, E. R., 502
Jahnke, William C, 721
Jail becomes a temperance hall, 103
James, J. Q., 813
Jansen, Thomas F., 770
Jerome, Frank, 673
Jews, 371, 411

Jewish congregations and societies, 371
Jewish temples, 411
John B. Cliapman, titles, 46
Johns, Charles, 786
Johnson, August H. W., 576
Johnson, Harry M., 795
Johnson, Ove A., 726
Jolmson, Roswell 0., 545
Jones, Alfred, 785
Jones, H. E., 771
Judges, 233

Judicial and official accommodations at
Hammond, 109

Kankakee region, 9
Kankakee trapping region, 27
Kankakee Valley, 12
Keilman, H. E,, 728
Keilmann. Francis P.. 188
Kimmel. Charles P., 819
Klass, H., 165
Klassville, 165
Klose, Charles R., 664
Klose, Robert, 664



INDEX



Klotz, Theodoix' C. 54C
Knickerbocker, James, 147
Knickerbocker. John T., 147
Knights and Ladies of the Maccabees,

377
Knights of Columbus, 379
Knights of Pythias, 377, 435
Knights of the Maccabees, 434
Knoerzer, Leonard. 509
Knoerzer, Otto, 510
Knotts, A. F., 238
Knotts. Thomas E., 130, 385, 537
Kolb, William E. J., 548
Kopelke, Johannes, 233, 782
Kostbade, William, 720
Kramer, Jake, Jr., 713
Krinbill, 0. A.. 531
Krost, Edward A.. 490
Krost, John F.. 538
Krueger. Bernhardt H.. 825
Kunert, William C. 841
Kuss. C. R., 715
Kuss. Louis P., 713

Lake County Bar Association, 239

Lake County's first teacher, 90

Lake County gymnasium, 214

Lake County Medical Society, 244

Lake County soldiers, 256

Lake County Savings and Trust Com-
pany, 330, 516

"Lake County Herald," 246

"Lake County Star," 248

Lake Courthouse, 76

Lake Courthouse postoffice, 43

Lake shore routes and travelers, 30

Lake Michigan Land Company, 419

Lake Prairie, 8. 134, 137

Lake Station. 170

Lanman. E. B., 678

Lanman. E. B., Company. 678

Large land owners. 113

La Salle and his braves, 14

La Salle in the Lake Region (view), 15

Lauer, A. J.. 615

Lauer, George, 676

Laws affecting Lake County schools, 210

Lawyers, 227

Leading Avomen of foreign birth. 95

Lennertz, William, 790

Leroy, 200

Leroy School (view), 200

Lew Wallace School, Center Township
(view), 148

Lewis, David J.. 669

Lewis, George W.. 419

Lewis, J. P.. 636

Lieberman. M. D.. 868

Lillov. Calvin, 146

Lilley Hotel, 146

Limbert Works. 309

Lincoln Consolidated School (view), 164

Lindmueller. Cliarles, 678



Lipinski, Paul B., 536

Little Calumet River, 2

Little, Joseph A.. 136

Little, Lewis G., 85

Little Red Sclioolhouse (view), 223

Little, Thomas, 136

Liverj^ool, 170

Liverpool founded, 44

Local phases of great railroad strike, 272

Lonesome pioneer sister, 68

Long, J. H., 647

Looking Down Broadway (view), 408

Looking North on Hohman Street, Ham-
mond (view), 337

Loyal (Jrder of Moose, 379, 437

Lottaville, 184

Lowell, as a timber and mill seat, 135;
newspapers, 252; banks, 466; found-
ing of, 467; pioneer local institutions,
467; largest buildings in the county,
467 ; strongest temperance town, 467 ;
effects of 1898 fire, 468; high school,
468; churches, 471; lodges, 471

Lowell School (view), 469

Lowell National Bank, 335

Lucas, Blaz A., 732

Luetdke, Edward C, 806

Lukens, B. C, 669

Lukmann. Fred, 507

Lundquist, Albert G., 796

Luther. James H., 30, 70

Lutherans, 55, 166, 361, 369, 411

Lutz, George, 764

Maack, Albert, 858
MacCracken. Henry F., 749
Maloney, C. H., 867
Maney, Uavid, 594
Manhattan Lumber Company, 772
Mankowski, Ignatius F., 515
Manlove, George H., 561
Marcovicli, Wolf, 674
JNIashino, William F., 799
Masonic bodies, 434
Masons, 373, 415
Mathews, John, 731
:\ratson, C, 632
Mattern, L. H., 610
Mayer, August, 809
Mayer. Charles H., 527
Mavne. C. M., 620
.McArthur. A. R., 819
:MeCarty, Benjamin, 104, 149
IMcCarty, Mrs. Benjamin, 96
McDaniel, Charles M., 513
McDaniel. C. M., 353
McGarry. John E., 560
McGhee, Robert, 854
McGinnity, 0. S., 645
McGwinn's Indian village, 19
IMcKenzie, Maurice, 600
McKinlev School, East Chicago (view),
423



INDEX



McMahan. Willis C, 23-1

McMalian, W. C. 630

McMichael. Frank J., 745

McNaiuee. Lawrence W., 813

McRoberts, George M., 76-t

Meade, Joseph A., 654

Meek, 0. E.. 745

Meeker, Charles H., 480

Meeker, J. Frank, 233, 578

Melin, D. D., 739

Melton, Arthur P., 851

Melton. Onis 0., 564

Mentzer, William, 829

Merrill. John P., 258

Merrillville. 54, 183

Merrillville School (view), 181

Merz, Henry G., 580

Message from La Salle. 22

Metcalf. J. E.. 558

:Metlio,lisin at Whiting. 445

Mctli()(li-t church workers, 94

JMethoilisls. 51. 166, 362. 370, 407, 430

Metliodists at Indiana Harbor, 433

Mexican War, 254

Meyer, John H.. 165

Meyer, John H., Jr.. 165

Meyn, Peter W., 516

Michigan Avenue, Indiana Harbor

(view), 435
Militia and war, 254
Miller, Alexander C, 765
Miller, Mark M., 640
Miller, Samuel, 36
Miller School (view), 171
Miller. W. A., 707
Miller, William W.. 859
Miller's Station, 171
Milligan, J. C, 857
Millikan, John, 248
Milner, Harry W., 777
Minas, Edward C, 518
Minas. Emil, 827

Miscellaneous figures for 1847, 111
Modern Farming (view), 114
Modern Woodmen of America, 379, 437
Modjeska. Isidore I., 520
Moe, Ingwald, 757
Mongrel schools, 202
Monon E. R., 268
Monteith, Mrs. S. J., 67
Moore, Ross F., 808
Moran, William J., 519
Moser, Peter J,, 658
Mothers of large families, 98
Mott, Frederick R., 489
Mountain, John R., 820
Mrs. S. Monteith's memories, 67
Mundell, James, 740
Munster, 175

Munster School (view), 176
Murray, William J., 773
Musehelewicz, Paul I., 602



Muschelewicz, Paul, 760
Muskrats, 5, 26
Muzzall, T. A., 84

Xejdl, James J., 657

Nelson, F. E., 604

Nelson, J. 0., 718

New Chicago, 172

New England women, 95

NeAvest railroads, 277

New Hampshire settlement. 136

Newman, Paul C, 722

Newton, William, 580

Neunfeldt, August W., 582

Nickel Plate R. R., 268

Nichols, C. E., 496

Nicholson, Harry P., 593

Night schools, 424

Normal school. 214

Norris, Karl D., 828

North, John A., 719

Northern « Indiana Gas and Electric

Works, 301
Northern Lake County in 1834, 30
Northern State Bank," 334, 493
North Township, bounded, 72; created,

101; population, 115; valuation, 120;

area, 173; divided, 173; general view,

173; towns, 174; Dutch settlers of

1855, 175
Norton, E. Miles, 693
Norton. H. S., 542
Noted government messenger, 35
Nuppnan & Company. 763
Nuppnan, Charles P., 763
Nuppnan, W. H.. 763

Oakland Park, 471

Oberlin, Thomas W., 547

Odd Fellows, 375, 415, 434

Ogden. S. W., 655

Oilcloth and asphalt factories, 314

O'Keefe, Wallace J.. 560

Okrai, John, 783

Old Baillytown, 32

Old Colfax district, 240

Old courtroom of historic memories, 102

Old District School No. 8 (view), 148

Old High School, Crown Point (view),

454
Old letter of 1843. 69
Old part of Gary. 129
Old Robinson house, 38
Old Sac trail, 185

Old Settler and Historical Association, 79
Old Settlers' Association, 66, 79
Old Style Sawmill (view), 56
Old-time Mail Coach (view), 33
Old-time physicians. 241
Old-time schoolhouse, 207
Old stage routes, 70
One of ToUeston's Pioneer Houses (view),

129



INDEX



Orchard Grove Literary Society, 159

Original Butler claims, 37

Original member of Old Settlers' Asso-
ciation, 81

Orth, Frank, 697

Ottenheimer, Abe, 635

Outdoor improvement of county schools,
218

Owen, W. B., 761

Pack, Albert, 708

Packer, Charles P., Jr., 700

Painter, Walter S., 586

Palmer, 200

Palmer, Dennis, 200

Palmer, H. D., 228, 241

Pan Handle R. R., 267

Panorama of the Industrial Heart of
Gary (view), 382

Panorama of Jackson Park and Water
Works (view), 389

Parks, Beaumont, 651

Parks, Pearle A., 761

Parry, Roy G., 687

Parsons, Mary E., 209

Passing of the water fowl, 9

Patriarch, 142

Pattee, Frank B., 600

Patterson, James A., 236, 695

Peaceful Indian life, 18

Pearce, Margaret, 93

Pearce, Michael, 161

Pearl Laundry Company, 862

Pennsylvania Company's Car Repair
Shops, 308

People's State Bank of Crown Point,
335

Pepperdine, William, 606

Peters, Henry C, 564

Petersen, H. C, 808

Peterson, John B., 241

Petrolene Company, The, 681

Petry, Franklin, 779

Pettibone, Harvey, 242

Pettibone, Henry, 242

Phillips, William C, 849

Physical features, 1

Physicians, 241

Pioneer banker of Crown Point, 156

Pioneer families, 288

Pioneer frozen to death, 78

Pioneer judges, 229

Pioneer legal field, 227

Pioneer mothers, 88

Pioneer picture, 61

Pioneer promoters of Ci'own Point, 104

Pioneer railway stations, 266

Pioneer stores in the Kankakee re-
gion, 20

Pioneers, 25

Playground at Wallace School, Calumet
Township (view), 132

Pleasant Grove, 41



Plum Grove School (view), 159

Population, 144, 215

Postoffice of Lake Courthouse, 75

Pottawatomies, 16

Prairies and their products, 7

Pratt, A. J., 242

Presbyterians, 368, 410

Present Cedar Lake Township School

(view), 151
Present High School (view), 454
Present townships, 104
Present-dav field of county education,

216
Present-day judiciary, 233
Press of Hammond, 249
Press of Hobart, 252
Press of Lake County, 245
Prest, Frank D., 522
Prosperous era, 112
Public lands surveyed, 35
Public libraries, 421

Public Library, Crown Point (view^), 451
Public Library, East Chicago (view),

421
Public Library, Gary, 395
Public school system, Hobart Township,

460
Public school system, Gary, 396
Public schools, 351, 422
Pyatt, William, 715
Pyle, J. L., 626
Pythian Sisters, 377, 435

Quincy, W. C, 632

Railroads, 264

Railroads of thirty years ago, 269

Railroad yards and works, 282

Rajcany, Benedict, 625

Randall, Louise, 691

Reasons for slow growth of county, 63

Reclaiming the swamp lands in West

Creek Township, 199
Recollections of James H. Luther, 70
Recollections of Mrs. Nannie W. Ames,

137
Red Cedar Lake, 47, 77, 144, 145
Reed, John W., 842
Refining companies, 307
Reid, Murdoch & Company, 302
Reilley, Patrick, 567
Reilly, John F., 509
Reissig, Henry 0., 552
Reiter, Virgil S., 234, 589
Relics and collections, 23
Religious statistics, 113
Remains of first settlers, 21
Remarkable growth of Gary, 116
Rentner, Albert, 856
Reppa, J. Kalman, 680
Report of Superintendent Canine, 424
Republic Iron and Steel Works, 309
Resort business, 151



INDEX



XXXI



Rev. William Townley School, 209
Richard Fancher and the fair grounds,

154
Richards, Thomas Y., 653
Ridgely, Edgar A., 745
Rigg. P. L.. 603
Riley, Walter J., 736
Rise of the fresh beef business, 289
Rivet and bolt manufactory, 310
Roads, 119
Roberts, A. M., 789
Roberts, Victor K., 496
Robertsdale, 298
Robbins, Stillman A,, 256
Robinson, Alexander, 17
Robinson, Maria, 90
Robinson, Sarah J., 209
Robinson, Solon. 36
Robinson's Prairie, 73
Robinson, the trader chief, 17
Rockwell, William, 52
Rohde, John L., 573
Rooda, W. J., 639
Ropty, Philip. Sr., 817
Ross, 131
Ross Township Consolidated School No.

10 (view). 181
Ross Township, origin of name, 105;

population. 116; valuation, 124; area,

180; named, 180; towns, 182; early

settlers, 182
Ross, AVilliam, 34, 169, 180
Rout of the timber thieves, 101
Rundell, F. P., 792

Sacred Heart Catholic parish, 444
St. Adelbert's parish, 446
St. Bridget's parish, 464
St. Casimir's Catholic Church, 368
St. Johannes' German Evangelical Luth-
eran Church, 369
St. John Baptist Catholic Church, 445
St. John Cantius Church, Indiana Har-
bor, 702
St. John Township, created, 105; popu-
lation, 116; valuation, 124; area, 185;
pioneers, 186; churches, 187; towns,
188
St. John, the village, 188
St. Joseph's Catholic Church. 363
St. Margaret's Hospital, 245
St. Mary's Church. Hammond, 372
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Indiana

Harbor, 431
St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church, 445
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crown Point,

456
St. Mary's Catholic Church of East Chi-
cago, 675
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 366
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church,

361
SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 446



St. Stanislaus Church of East Chicago,

431, 693
Salisbury, Edwin A., 746
Sands, James A., 834
Saric, Lazar W., 672
Sasse, Henry, Sr., 55, 77, 162
Sawmills and bridges, 56
Saxton, Ebenezer, 53, 183
Sayger, E. G., 810
Scenes At and Around Hammond (view),

378
Schaaf, Ferdinand R., 540
Schaeffer, Arthur D., 787
Scharbach, William, Jr., 723
Scheddell, William A., 584
Scheidt, Edmund C, 736
Scherer, Xichols, 192
Schererville, 192
Schlieker, Alexander G., 733
Schmidt, Carl K., 687
Schneider Consolidated School, West

Creek Township (view), 196
Schock, M. R., 695
School examiners, 213
School finances, 208
School population, 215
Schools of Lake County, 202
School system of Gary, described, 399
Schrage, Henrv, 439, 613
Schrage, W. R., 613
Schroeder, William J., 835
Schubich, Paul E., 640
Scritchfield, L. J., 617
Secret and benevolent bodies, 447
Seely, Ray, 839
Seehase, Otto C. F., 702
Sefton, Clarence 0., 677
Semi-centennial, 66
Serais, Samuel, 780

Settlers around Red Cedar Lake, 47, 77
Settlers of 1834, 36
Settlers of 1835, 42
Sevl, Peter W., 852
Shanklin, Eldridge M., 548
Sharrer, Harry E., 566
Shaubenee the Great, 16
Shaw, Frank A., 837
Sheaks, Irvin, 700
Sheehan, Frank J., 750
Shelby, 140
Shelby Consolidated School, Cedar Creek

Township (view), 140
Shelden, C. C, 631
Sheridan Consolidated School, West

Creek Township (view), 196
Shimp, Earl V., 750
Shine. Nate, 699
Shipping company formed, 290
Shortridge, Ernest L., 577
Simon Brothers, 643
Simon, Charles J., 643
Simon, Edward, 575



INDEX



Simon, Lewis, 643

Simplex Railway Appliance Company,

299
Simpson, E. C, 779
Slav element, 405
Slick, S. H., 851
Smalley, John D., 479
Smith," Andrew J.. 716
Smith, Andrew W., 559
Smith, Charles A., 566
Smith, Clarence C. 652
Smith, Frank W.. 244, 666
Smith, Fred J., 614
Smith, George H., 831
Smith, George L., 547
Smith, Joseph P., 254
Smith, Martin J., 642
Smith, Nathaniel L., 583
Smith, S. A., 854
Snell, Thomas T., 823
Snyder, J. Ralph, 684
Sohl, Cynthia W., 866
Sohl, Henrv W., 865
Sold, Walter W., 866
Sohl, William, 867
Soldiers' Aid Society, 259
Soldiers' Monument, 259
Soldiers' Monument at Lowell (view),

260
Solon Robinson's historical synopsis, 42
Some English settlers, 55
Sommers, Harry W., 679
Southeast Grove, 156
Southeast Grove Cemetery Society, 158
Southside Trust and Savings Bank of

Gary. 334, 714
South"^ Township, 101
Sliakespeare Club, 347
Spanish-American war, 261
Specimen Indiana Cattle (view), 191
Spencer, Walter L., 655
Sportsmen, 10
Sproat, Erie G., 572
Spurrier. Reuben H.. 659
Squatter's Union protects settlers, 58
Stachowiak, Anthony A., 704
Stamper, R. C, 641
Standard Oil Company. 177, 271, 439
Standard Oil Plant, 311
Standard Oil Company of Indiana. The,

651
Standard Steel Car Works, 300
Start of Hammond, 291
State Line Interlocking Plant, 279
State Line slaughter house founded, 290
State National Bank of Lowell, 331
Statistics, 1912-14, 225
Staube Piano Plant. 303
Stawicki, John P., 724
Stearns, Ella, 734
Stearns, Thomas J., 734
Steel plants, 306
Stephens, Fred, 799



Stephens, Harold, 805

Stevens, Perry H., 688

Stinson, John ]\I., 539

Stout, George P.. 501

Stout, William A., 501

Stowell, Starr, 681

Straube Piano Company, 502

Street Scene at Ambridge (view), 322

Stringfellow, Harry, 625

Summer schools, 424

Summers, Zerah F., 247

Superior Courthouse, 236

Superior Courthouse, Hammond (view),

110
Surprise, Peter, 142
Swaim, Silas E., 827

Tabbert, George E., 724

Taxable capacity. 118

Taylor, Adonijah, 78, 135, 146

Taylor, Horace, 78, 146

Taylor, Obadiah, 135

Taylor, W^illiam, 755

Teaching children how to play, 220

Teegarden, J. A., 863

Templin, Tlieo B., 847

Temporary courthouse, 102

Terzich, Lucas, 840

•'The Calumet," 253

Thegze, George, 812

Thiele, John M., 661

Thomas, AVilliam, 522

Thompson, Austin L., 730

Thompson, B. G., 741

Thompson, G. H., 701

Tittle Bros. Packing Companv, 682

Tittle, Joseph, 682

Timber thieves, 101

Tolleston, 129, 266

Tolleston Club Company, 26

Tolleston Concrete Company, 813

Tolleston Gun Club, 128

Tolliver, J. P., 624

Toner, Thomas J., 553

Torrence, General, 304

Torrenee, Joseph F., 419

Total population, 215

Towle, Marcus M., 292, 504

Towle, ]\Iarcus M.. Jr., 507

Towle plats and founds Hammond, 293

Townley, William, 209

Townships, 72, 101, 104

Tracey. Joseph C, 642

Transportation. 263, 316

Trappers, 5, 25

-Tribune, The Gary," 850

'•Tuesday Evening Reading Club." 421

Turner, A. Murray, 486

Turner, David, 58*, 488

Turner, Mac, 529

Turner, Mrs. Samuel, 99

Turnei', Samuel, 57, 160

Turner, Susan, 69



INDEX



Turner, Susan P.. 97 ,

Tuthill, William H., 595
Typical Pioneer Cabin (view), 27
Twelfth Cavalry, 257
Two distinguished graduates, 208
Twyman, Allen P., 677

Uecker, Herman W., 770

Ullricli, Englehardt, 543

United Boiler Heating and Foundry Com-
pany, 558

United States courts at Hammond, 236

United States Steel Corporation, 314

Universal Portland Cement Company,
319

University Club, Gary, 415

Up Broadway Toward the Steel Mills
(view), 318

Usefulness of consolidated schools. 222

Utilization of tin waste, 307

Valentine. Carl A., 807

Value of personal property, 117

Value of real estate. 117

Van Home, Willard B., 685

Van Liew, Don F., 710

Van Steenbergen. Joseph G., 699

Verplank, George. 711

Verplank, J. J., 791

Veteran of Mexican and Civil wars, 258

View of Industrial Section (view), 305

View on Court Street, Crown Point

(view), 453
View on Fancher Lake (view), 47
View on Present Main Street, Crown

Point (view), 39
Village of Ross, 105
"Virginian- Afraid-of-the-Lake," 31
Volcsko, Andrew, 680
Von Hollen, Henry, 55, 77. 163
Von Hollen and Herlitz families, 77
Vossler, Henry A., 747

Wabash R. R., 272

Wachowski, J. T., 662

Wall, William F., 821

Wallace, C. Keller. 647

Wallace Consolidated School, Calumet

Township (view), 132
Wallace School (view). 354
Walton, E. V.. 773
War nurses, 259
Warnimont, Michael P., 503
Warriner, E. B., 145
Warriner, Lewis, 50, 145, 150
Warriner, Lewis H.. 828
W^arwick, William E., 679
Washington Lumber & Coal Company,

757
Waterfowl, 5
Watershed, 8
Waterways, 2
Watson, Samuel J., 493



W. C. T. U., Gary. 414

\Veis. George J., 585

Weis, Joseph W., 840

^^'eis, William D., 611

Wells, C. H., 736

Welsheimer, Frank L., 641

Westberg, C. A.. 665

Westbrook. James, 147

West Creek neighborhood, 54

West Creek Township, created, 104;
population, 116; valuation, 125;
named, 193; area, 193; general fea-
tures, 193; first settlers, 194; first
school, 195; pioneer church, 197;
nortlieastern settlements, 197; pioneer
schoolhouses. 198; early times, 198.

West Hammond Trust & Savings Bank,
760

West Point. 149. 174

Wiieaton, Herbert L.. 575

Wheeler, John, 246. 247, 255

Wiieeler. John J.. 248

Wiiinery, William J., 569

U'hitak'er, Henry, 797

Wiiite, Emmet N., 640

Wiiite, Guy C, 562

White trapper, 26

Whiting population, 115; named, 177;
newspapers, 250; and Standard Oil Co.,
271; industries, 311; as a town, 439;
public park, 440; city improvements,
440; municipal departments, 440;
public library. 441; public schools,
441; churches, 444; lodges, 447,

'Whiting Call," 621

Whiting High School (view), 438

Whiting Public Library, 690

Wicks. 0. C, 709

Widholm, Gustave S., 643

Wiggins, Jere, 40, 53, 183

Wiggins Point, 40

Wilcockson, Joseph M., 863

Wild, Alwin. 706

Wiley, M. Cliflord, 674

Wilhelm, Fred C, 862

William Graver Tank Works, 634

Winlield, 201

Wintiekl Township created, 105; popu-
lation, 116; valuation, 126; area, 199;
pioneers, 200; towns, 201.

Wirt, William A.. 399, 484

Wisconsin Lumber Company, 634

Wise. Edward P.. 749

Wolter, William H.. 616

Wonderful rise of Gary, 129

Wood. Frederick H., 870

Wood, James A., 241

Wood, John, 46. 182

Wood, L. Clark. 636

Wood. :\Iartin, 230

Wood, Thomas J., 240

^^'oodbridge, George A., 133

Woodbridge, Mrs< George A., 93



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Woodlands of Lake County, 5 Young, Alva A., 571

Woods, Bartlett, 60 Young, George W., 823

Woods, Carroll R., 356 Young, James N., 297

Woodvale, 46, 182 Young America is launched, 153

Woodward, Lewis E., 767 Young Men's Christian Association of

Woszczynski, Konstantine M., 620 Gary, 413, 619

Wright, W. G., 623

Zawadzki, Frank, 670

Yasulis, B. R., 705 Zielinski, Joseph A., 694

Yeoman, S. B., 242 Zimmermann, Richard, 526

Youche, J. W., 232, 690 Zion's German Methodist Church, 370



Lake County and the Calumet Region



CHAPTER I

NATURE IN LAKE COUNTY

Distinct Physical Features — The Grand and Little Calumet — ■
Ball's Description of the Calumet Region — The Magic Hand
OF Man — The Woodlands of Lake County — The Groves — The
Prairies and Their Products — Flowers of Bright and Varied
Hue — Grasses of the County — Lake Prairie, Gem of the County
— The Watershed — The Kankakee Region — The Passing of the
Water Fowl — The Coming of the Sportsmen — Drainage and
Ditches — Denuded of Timber.

Lake County forms the extreme northwestern corner of Indiana,
between Lake Michigan and the Kankakee River, with Porter County
on the east and Cook and Will counties, as well as the northern part
of Kankakee County, Illinois, on the west. It is sixteen miles in breadth
from east to west, and varies from twenty-seven to thirty-seven miles
from north to south, the general westward trend of Lake Michigan
being toward the north, and of the Kankakee River, toward the south.

The county comprises an area of land and marsh surface of about
five hundred square miles, and, according to the statutes of the
state its northern boundary, as a portion of the Commonwealth of
Indiana, also extends ten miles into the waters of Lake Michigan.
Although this fact may seem to some immaterial, it undoubtedly has
a very direct bearing upon the riparian rights of a number of big
corporations whose property abuts upon that body of water.

Distinct Physical Features

The physical features of Lake County, while not bold are distinct
and very interesting. First comes the low, sandy Calumet region of
the north, netted by the Little and Grand Calumet rivers with the

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chain of little lakes in the northwestern part of Lake County and the
southeastern part of Cook County, south of Chicago.



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