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

One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXVII  


OLIVER B. and CATHARINE (PLATZ) PORTER moved from their native State of Ohio to St. Joseph County, Indiana, thence to Marshall County, about the year 1852, settling in Union Township. They had a family of eight children.

OLIVER B. PORTER was born October 7, 1829, and died December 1, 1870. His wife, CATHARINE PLATZ, was born May 2, 1830, and died December 28, 1907. Both were buried in the Culver cemetery.

Of the children:
William H.
O. R.
Asa L.

were the only ones living in 1890.

O. R. Porter, one of the boys, attended the common schools and after taking a Course in the Northern Indiana School at Valparaiso, engaged in teaching for several years. Finally he gave up this profession, and in 1889 established a general merchandise business at Marmont, now Culver. In 1885 he married MAUD OYLER daughter of HENRY and MATILDE (BARNETT) OYLER. In 1890, Mr. PORTER was elected Union Township trustee. The name of TIVIS PORTER appears in the list of early settlers officially residing in Union Township prior to 1840.