Crown Point Community Library


Crown Point People of Interest

Discover the fascinating people who have called Crown Point home!  The Indiana Room is filled with information about those who have helped to shape our community.  Use the Pamphlet File, books, and other resources in the Indiana Room to find out additional information about these Crown Point people and many more.


Ball, Timothy – Pastor and historian, Timothy Ball Elementary School namesake

Becke, Tom – Olympian, U.S. Para-Olympics

Bedell, Leila – Doctor, daughter of Solon Robinson

Belanger, Murrell – Won 1951 Indy 500, Indiana 55 highway dedication

Brown, James-Paul – Artist

Chizmar, Andy – Race car driver 1920’s, raced by Fancher Lake

Clark, Wellington – Early settler whose home, “The Old Homestead,” is the oldest surviving intact home in Crown Point

Coe, Lewis – Author

Fancher Family – Early settlers, Fancher Lake at Lake County Fairgrounds namesake

Fitch, Grant – Professional storyteller

Golden, Steve – Emmy Award winner

Harder, Heather – Presidential candidate

Heidbreder, Wilbur – Crown Point Man of the Year 1998, Historical Society Crown Point

Holley Family – Lake County Sheriffs, prominent family

Jones, Alonzo – First Santa to sit in the rotunda of Courthouse

Kellum, Marion – Crown Point Art and English teacher

Kemp, Howard – Justice of the Peace, Marriage Mill era

Landske, Sue – State Senator

Letz Family – Letz Manufacturing, farm equipment

Maki, Gunnar – Restored and renovated Old Courthouse voluntarily for over 20 years

Minas, Harvey – Justice of the Peace, Marriage Mill era

Pendley, Trent D. – Writer and advocate for social justice

Plesac, Dan – Professional Baseball player

Remlinger, Mike – Changed flag atop Courthouse

Robinson, Solon – Crown Point founder

Root Family – Root Lumber Company

Ross, Jerry – Astronaut

Salisbury, Solly – Bequeathed estate to the City of Crown Point

Suatter, Edith – Crown Point High School graduate 1924, lived to 105 years

Swisher, Charles – Author and poet

Verplank, Charlotte – Former co-owner and editor of The Lake County Star newspaper

Wheeler, Fred Young – Crown Point Postmaster, descendant of Solon Robinson

Wheeler, Colonel John W. – Civil War hero, Wheeler Middle School namesake

Wheeler, Colonel John W. – World War II hero

Wheeler, Johnson – Early pioneer, 1846

White, Dean – Whiteco Industries, Businessman and Philanthropist

Youche, Julius W. – Judge and lawyer, 1848-1901


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