The history of Marshall county would not be complete without including the lemlers, for there roots are planted deeply into
A little chap named Stephen Lemlar (the name was later spelled Lemler) left Germany with his parents to arrive in New York. From there the family travelled westward to Bourbon, Stephen later became Glenn's great-grandfather.
George was one of seven children born to Stephen and Magdelena. George and Mary Lemler had five children. Mary was the daughter of Gideon and Margaret Miller of Bourbon, who were of Swiss descent. Geroge and Mary's son Harry I, married Erma Stewart. Erma was the daughter of WIlliam and Code Stewart of Bourbon, who were of Scottich, ENglish and German descent. Harry and Erma had one son, Glenn Stewart. Glenn lived 51 years in Bourbon and then moved to Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver.
After graduating in 1937 from Bourbon High School, Glenn Attended Manchester College, until he was aske to work the the First State Bank of Bourbon. Glenn served on active duty four and one-half years in World War II with the Army Corps of ENgineers in the Central Pacific. He completed Officers Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and was separated September 1945, attaining the rank of Captain. He returned to Bourbon and banking. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Banking. He served the bank over 40 years, first as clerk, then cashier, vice president and chairman of the board. He held this position until his retirement in 1985. Glenn was alo a partner in the Bourbon Insurance Agency during this time.
Glen and I met while I worked at the court house. We were married in 1947, and I then moved to Bourbon where we raised out family.
The children graduated from CUlver Military Academy. David attended Franklin College and Asbury COllege; Mary Jo, Stephens College and is a 1979 graduate of Southern Methodist University; while Vincent is a 1984 graduate of Texas Christain University. Vincent and his wife live in San Antonio, Texas; Mary Jo and her husband in Chicago, Illionois; and David in Culver.
Glenn is a memeber of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as trustee and secretary. He is a Past commander of the Bourbon American Legion, member of the Veterans of Goriegn Wars, the Reserve Officers Association and the Indiana Bankers, Independent Bankers, the American Bankers Associqations, and a member of the Marshall COunty Insurance Agents, and was a director of the Bourbon Industrial Development Corporation, 25 year member of the Lions CLub; director two terms for the Plymouth County Club; past President and Director ofo the Maxinkuckee Lake Association; past Director of the Marshall COunty Red Cross and was the Bourbon Township representative for the Salvation Army, member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple and the Loyal Order of the Moose. For many years he served on the Marshall County Taz Adjustment Board; he clerked 4-H sales at the Argos Farigrounds, financed cattle for the 4-H youth and in 1979 was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Bowen.
Marcella is alos a member and secretary of the Culver Library; past chairman and also a board memeber of the Marshall county Historical Society; past president and irector of the Culver Military Academy's Mothers Association, past president and vice president of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority, past secretary and directo ro the Maxkinkuckee Lake Association; and a member of the Indiana Univesity Alumni Assocoiation. She taught high schoool at Bremen, Bourbon and Culver and has been active in other serivce and social organizations. Glen and Marcella enjoy traveling and have traveled extensively world wide - Marcella Koepke Lemler.
History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 263