Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Carl M Sr. and Margaret Adams  

Carl Adams (Mary, Daniel, David, Phillip, J.G.) twin son of Mary (Overmyer and Henry E. Adams, was born Sept 9, 1898 in Huntington, Ind. He moved with his parents to Bruce Lake Station, , Ind. when he was about 4 years old. Father Henry served as postmaster there until the family moved to his father's Daniel's orginial farm where twins Carl and Earl started to the Invincible (Overmyer District No. 7) School. Grandfather Daniel had given the ground for the school for as long as the school operated which was unt ul 1927. In a few years the family moved to the 40 acres given them by father Daniel which was 2 miles east of Daniel's and a short distance North of Bush Church. Carl's father, being a carpenter, built their own home and farmed the land until 1910 when the moved to Culver where he retired. Carl and Earl attended the Smallpox School. 1/2 mile away while living on the farm. Carl graduated from Culver H.S. in 1918 and then went to work in the Culver Bank as teller, later, a cashier,, and then became vice President until his retirement in 1872. Carl married Margaret Irma Schilling of Culver May 31, 1920 in Plymouth. She was born Aug. 12, 1901 at Knox and graduated from Culver H.S. in 1920. After living 30 years in Culver they now live in retirement at 520 SouthShore Road on Maxinkuckee Lake. Children: CARL JR. born Feb.2 6, 1922; FRED born Jul 24, 1925. - Mabel Brucker, Monterey, Indiana, Daniel Overmyer History and Genealogy 1832 to 1978 (No Information), p. 30.

For Carl M. Adams (1898-1982) and Margaret Adams, Culver days began a bit after the turn of the 20th century, when their families moved to this lakeside community.

Margaret (Shilling) Adasm, was born in 1901 in Knox. The youngest daughter of five children in the Schuyler - Amanda (Collier) Shilling family. The Shilling family: Margaret, Minnie, Clara, Sue and Oliver moved to Marshall county soon after thr turn of the 20th century .

Carl M. adams and his twin brother, Earl, were born at Huntington, the youngest of eight children in the family of Henry and Mary (Overmyer) Adams, a Civil War veteran, with Carl, Earl, Blaine, Caly, Edith, Maude, Bertha and Ethel moved to the Bruce Lake area of F ulton county, and in March 1910 the family moved to Culver .

Dating days began for Carl and Margaret while in high school when both were active in extra curric ular activities and events. Carl and Earl were members o fthe varsity basketball team. Carl, graduating in May 1918, joined the State Exchange Bank staff the same year on September 18th

He was married to Margaret SHilling, May 30, 1920, at Plymouth. The newlyweds; new home on Lake Shore Drive became thei home. In 1954, the Adams moved into their newly built home on the south shore of Lake Maxinkuckee.

Members of Wesley United Methodist Church, the couple was associated with many civic events and activities. Carl and Margaret welcomed their first son, Carl Jr. in 1922 and second son, Fredric, in 1925. Carl's twin brother Earl, was a World War II casualty in an Atlantic crossing, and nephew John R. Shilling was a World War II casualty on the Itlaian front, 1955. Their son Fred, died in 1983.

The Adams have three grandsons: Jeffery, John and William Adasm; and a granddaughter Elizabeth (Mrs. Bradley) Walker.

Proffeional activity, health concerns, church and civic interests were activating factors in serving the community.

As cashier, later as vice president, and as director of the State Exchange Bank, Carl Adams retired with 54 years of service.

He was honored at Plymouth in 1958, where friends and asscoiates gathered in a surprise birthday party reception and again in 1972 on the occasion of his retirement.

In the widely publicizied [publicized] bank robberies, 1921 and 1922, Carl was among those victimized. In the 1933 robbery he was a hostage of the robbers.

He served as treasurer of the Culver Methodist Church for 30 years, as a member of the World War II County rationing Board; and he served as advisor to many organizations.

The Adams were members of the Lake Maxinkuckee Lake Association and Plymouth Country Club. He was a member of the Culver Lions Club, State and National Bankers Associations, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, and the Indiana Society of Chicago. - Robert Rust

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentenial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 58-9

Carl M. ADAMS, 83, Culver , died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday in Millerís Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver , following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 9, 1898, in Huntington to Henry and Mary OVERMYER ADAMS. He had lived in Culver since 1910. He married Margaret I. SHILLING May 31, 1920, in Plymouth; she survives. He retired as vice-president of the State Exchange banks of Culver , Plymouth and Argos, and the Farmers State Bank of Lapaz in 1968 after 54 y6ers. He was a member of he Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver Lions Club, Rochester Elks Lodge and a 50-year Indiana Bankers Club member.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Carl M. ADAMS Jr., and Frederic E. ADAMS, both of Culver , and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver , from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church. - Rochester Sentinel, Wednesday, April 7, 1982


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