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TITLE: Founders of Schererville. Frances Scherer and Nicholas Scherer.
DATE: circa 1880s
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Aaron Norton Hart.
DATE: circa 1880
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Aaron Hart was a significant owner of land that now comprises the town of Schererville. At the time of his accidental death on January 12, 1883, Mr. Hart owned 17,000 acres located mostly in St. John Township.
 

TITLE: Martha Dyer Hart, wife of Aaron Norton Hart.
DATE: circa 1880
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: The town of Dyer took its name from Martha Dyer Hart's maiden name.
 

TITLE: Michael Grimmer. Born July 18, 1852, in Turkey Creek, Indiana, and died 1926 in Crown Point.
DATE: circa 1880s
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: In 1883, Michael Grimmer and his half-brother, Peter F. Reder, opened a general merchandise store in the building that later became known as the Gard Store. Michael Grimmer was Trustee of St. John Township for eight years, Lake County Auditor from 1896 to 1904, and served two sessions in the Indiana State Legislature as a representative of Lake County. Michael Grimmer and his wife, Helena Neuman Grimmer, are buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Schererville.
 

TITLE: Sarino P. Swets.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Sarino Swets was considered the first farmer in the area to make a living through truck farming. Mr. Swets "was one of Lake County's staunch Republican who had achieved a state-wide reputation in politics, and his resemblance to Abe Lincoln is physique was astonishing."
 

TITLE: Frank Place shown outside railroad station (Photograph looking north). Mail arrived by train.
DATE: 1918
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

TITLE: Miss Zipporah Davis.
DATE: circa 1920s
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Miss Davis was a teacher who taught at Hartsdale School from, 1895 to 1907.
 

TITLE: Right Reverend Monsignor William Berg.
DATE: circa 1920
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Served as pastor of the Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Schererville, Indiana.
 

TITLE: Father Bernard Shank.
DATE: 1966
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Served as pastor of the Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Schererville, Indiana.
 

TITLE: Reverend Eva Garrett.
DATE: 1966
PUBLISHER: Schererville Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Served as pastor of the Church of God in Schererville, Indiana.
 

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