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Paul Sherman Lorenz

Paul Sherman Lorenz

Male 1916 - 2015  (98 years)

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  • Name Paul Sherman Lorenz 
    Born 26 Nov 1916  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth Certificate - Lorenz, Paul Sherman
    Birth Certificate - Lorenz, Paul Sherman
    Nurse holding Paul Lorenz on roof of Methodist Hospital
    Nurse holding Paul Lorenz on roof of Methodist Hospital
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1920  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Boy Scout Recruit 2 Jun 1929  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Boy Scout Recruit
    Boy Scout Recruit
    Residence 1930  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1935  Martinsdale, Meagher, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1935  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Grandpa had a pet crow! 23 Jun 1935  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Grandpa had a pet crow!
    Grandpa had a pet crow!
    Residence 1936  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1937  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boy Scout Troop 83 13 Mar 1938  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Boy Scout Troop 38
    Boy Scout Troop 38
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Scoutmaster Key 6 May 1940  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Scoutmaster Key
    Scoutmaster Key
    Residence 1942  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Eagle Scout Reunion 11 Jan 1942  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Eagle Scout Reunion
    Eagle Scout Reunion
    Residence 1945  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Boy Scouts 1953  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eagle Scout with bronze palm 
    Residence 1954  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Scout Award 11 Jan 1961  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Scout Award
    Scout Award
    Residence Abt 1975  Nashville, Brown, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Oct 2015  Nashville, Brown, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Buried 24 Oct 2015  Washington Park North Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone - McCown, Marjorie Ann and Paul Lorenz
    Headstone - McCown, Marjorie Ann and Paul Lorenz
    Notes 
    • Owned dog named Tag, Schnauzer mix? Raised two baby raccoons. Had a ca ge in the backyard for them to stay in. Owned a black lab named Nicky . Nicky was put to sleep due to old age problems.Third dog was a small , black curly haired mutt named Bitty. Adopted a raccoon named Mobley . Mobley first lived at Gnaw Bone Camp. He lived outside in a hollowe d out log stuck in the fork of a tree right outside the porch. Moble y eventually disappeared, hopefully returning wild. All the birds an d squirrels in the woods. Paul always made sure the wild animals had f ood.
    Person ID I262  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 

    Father Frederick Graham Lorenz,   b. 21 Oct 1880, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1951, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Bessie Lucille Sherman,   b. 30 Dec 1882, Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1963, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjorie Ann McCown,   b. 3 Jun 1920, Clinton, Henry, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1985, Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1939  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Marriage Certificate - Lorenz, Paul and Marjorie McCown
    Marriage Certificate
    Marriage Notice - Lorenz, Paul and Marjorie McCown
    Marriage Notice - Lorenz, Paul and Marjorie McCown
    Church of the Advent (pre1950) - Now Trinity Episcopal Church
    Church of the Advent (pre1950) - Now Trinity Episcopal Church
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Paul Lorenz and Marjorie McCown
    Paul Lorenz and Marjorie McCown
    Lake Freeman - Virginia Lorenz, Paul Lorenz, Marjorie McCown
    Lake Freeman - Virginia Lorenz, Paul Lorenz, Marjorie McCown
    Fred G. Lorenz, Sr, Marney, Mrs Paddock, Marjorie, Galen, Virginia, Bess Sherman, Paul Lorenz, JoAnne, John c1950
    Fred G. Lorenz, Sr, Marney, Mrs Paddock, Marjorie, Galen, Virginia, Bess Sherman, Paul Lorenz, JoAnne, John c1950
    Paul Lorenz, JoAnne, Marjorie - Salem St.
    Paul Lorenz, JoAnne, Marjorie - Salem St.
    Church of the Advent (pre1950) - Now Trinity Episcopal Church
    Church of the Advent (pre1950) - Now Trinity Episcopal Church
    Portrait - Lorenz, Paul 1932
    1932 - Paul Lorenz
    Fred and Paul - abt 1918
    Fred and Paul - abt 1918
    Paul Lorenz and Marjorie McCown c.1937
    Paul Lorenz and Marjorie McCown c.1937
    Bessie Lucille (Sherman) Lorenz with sons Fred and Paul
    Bessie Lucille (Sherman) Lorenz with sons Fred and Paul
    Nashville House (Paul Lorenz & Marjorie McCown
    Nashville House (Paul Lorenz & Marjorie McCown
    Paul Sherman Lorenz (1916-2015)
    Paul Sherman Lorenz (1916-2015)
    Bessie, Fred and Paul - abt 1916
    Bessie, Fred and Paul - abt 1916
    Nurse holding Paul Lorenz on roof of Methodist Hospital
    Nurse holding Paul Lorenz on roof of Methodist Hospital
    Bill and Gordon McWorkman - Paul and Fred Lorenz
    Bill and Gordon McWorkman - Paul and Fred Lorenz

    Documents
    EagleScout - Paul Lorenz
    EagleScout - Paul Lorenz

    Histories
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter written from Van Camp Ranch (06-14-1935)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter written from Van Camp Ranch (06-14-1935)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter written from Van Camp Ranch (08-29-1935)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter written from Van Camp Ranch (08-29-1935)
    Great Grandaughter High School Interview with Paul Lorenz
    Great Grandaughter High School Interview with Paul Lorenz
    Paul S. Lorenz - Brown County Democrat Jan 2014
    Paul S. Lorenz - Brown County Democrat Jan 2014
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter they wrote from Van Camp Ranch (pg 2 of 4)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter they wrote from Van Camp Ranch (pg 2 of 4)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter they wrote from Van Camp Ranch (pg 3 of 4)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter they wrote from Van Camp Ranch (pg 3 of 4)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter they wrote from Van Camp Ranch (pg 4 of 4)
    Fred and Paul Lorenz - Letter they wrote from Van Camp Ranch (pg 4 of 4)

    Census Records
    1940 United States Federal Census
    1940 United States Federal Census

  • Sources 
    1. [S112] Indiana State Board of Health Vital Records, Birth Certificate. (Paul Sherman Lorenz).
      Name: Paul Sherman Lorenz Date of birth: 26 Nov 1916 Place of birth : 4826 E. New York St. [note: born at home] Father: Frederick G. Lore nz. age: 36, born in Indiana; occupation: salesman Mother: Bessie Luc ille Sherman. age: 33, born in Pennsylvania

    2. [S454] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.

    3. [S615] 1920 United States Federal Census, Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T625_452; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 82; Image: .
      Birth date: abt 1917 Birth place: Indiana Residence date: 1920 R esidence place: Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana

    4. [S593] Newspapers.com - The Indianapolis Star - 2 Jun 1929 - Page 55, 2 Jun 1929.

    5. [S259] 1930 United States Federal Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 608; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 326; Image: 1082.0.
      Name: Paul Lorenz Birth: abt 1917 Residence: 1930 Indianapolis , Marion, Indiana

    6. [S215] Van Camp Ranch, Martinsdale, Montana.

    7. [S241] 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T627_1124; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 96-110.

    8. [S595] Newspapers.com - The Indianapolis Star - 23 Jun 1935 - Page 3, 23 Jun 1935.

    9. [S138] U.S. School Yearbooks.

    10. [S591] Newspapers.com - The Indianapolis Star - 13 Mar 1938 - Page 6, 13 Mar 1938.

    11. [S201] 1940 US Census, Indianapolis, Indiana (Lorenz). http://interactive.ancestry.com/2442/M-T0627-01124-00689.

    12. [S560] Newspapers.com - The Indianapolis Star - 6 May 1940 - Page 7.

    13. [S119] U.S. City Directories (Beta).
      Residence date: 1942 Residence place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

    14. [S559] Newspapers.com - The Indianapolis Star - 11 Jan 1942 - Page 13, 11 Jan 1942.

    15. [S119] U.S. City Directories (Beta).
      Residence date: 1945
      Residence place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

    16. [S119] U.S. City Directories (Beta).
      Residence date: 1954 Residence place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

    17. [S561] Newspapers.com - The Indianapolis Star - 11 Jan 1961 - Page 5, 11 Jan 1961.

    18. [S311] Brown County Democrat Newspaper, Obituary - Paul Lorenz, 98, Nashville.
      Paul Lorenz, 98, born and raised in Indianapolis, but a resident of Na shville for the past 35 years, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

      He was born Nov. 26, 1916, son of the late Frederick G. and Bessie Lor enz. In his youth, Paul joined the Boy Scouts where he earned his Eagl e Scout and later Silver Beaver award. After graduating from Shortridg e High School, he and his brother, Fred, along with two close friends , journeyed to Montana where they spent the summer at a working ranc h living a cowboy lifestyle for thee months. The very memorable experi ence in his life included wrangling cattle, horseback riding, campin g and ranch chores. After returning from Montana, Paul continued his i nterest in scouting and was the Explorer Scout leader.

      After gaining employment with Indiana Bell Telephone Company, he was d rafted into the Army during World War II. Another interest he and hi s wife pursued was membership in the Indiana Bell Rifle Club where the y were both sharp shooters. After retirement, he and his wife moved t o Nashville, Indiana. There he assisted with Gnaw Bone Camp that his b rother owned. Paul was also known to the campers as “Uncle Paul,” a gr eat story teller. The experience at Gnaw Bone was a significant part o f his life and brought him great pleasure.

      In his later years he spent time with a very dear friend, Charlotte Ha milton. Together for several years, they enjoyed each others' compan y and traveled throughout the U.S. with Elderhostel.

      Paul leaves behind a son, John S. Lorenz; a daughter, JoAnne L. McCurl ey; two sisters; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and tw o great-great-grandchildren.

      A very special and loving thanks to his niece, Alice Lorenz, for bein g so consistently attentive and loving to Paul.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Ann; and his brother, F red Lorenz.

      A day of remembrance and life celebration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun day, Nov. 8, with an open house for family and friends at the Histor y Center, 90 East Gould Street in Nashville.

      Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Servi ce in New Castle.

      Memorial contributions can be given to the Boy Scouts of America, 712 5 N. Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

      Condolences and memories of Paul can be shared at hinsey-brown.com onl ine.

    19. [S113] Oral History, Paul Lorenz - Marjorie McCown. "How they met and about the honeymoon".
      How Paul and Marjorie Met "My buddy Harry Slliman lived acros s the street from Marjorie's half-sister Lorraine and husband Oli ver Kensinger (6100 block of Rosland St., south of Broadripple; Indian apolis). Sometime during Marjorie's senior year of high school sh e traveled to Indiapolis to babysit the Kensingers two daughters whil e they went on a trip (?). After they returned Marjorie returned to Cl inton, MO to finish school. After graduating high school Marjorie move d in with the Kensingers. Harry dated Marjorie for a time and then I b egan dating her. We dated for a couple years before we married" ; - Per interview with Paul on 11/13/2006 The Honeymoon " I was working at what was then called Bell Telephone as a cable splice r, which required travel within Indiana. We were married at Trinity Ch urch in Indianapolis. The "honeymoon" was at a hotel in Koko mo, Indiana where I was living while traveling to surrounding cities t o splice cables for Bell. We spent a couple weekends at Lake Schaffe r sailing a rowboat the boyscouts had modified into a sailboat." ; - Per interview with Paul on 11/13/2006

    20. [S61] Newspaper - Indianapolis Star, Marriage. (Jun 23, 1939).
      The marriage of Miss Marjorie McCowan of Clinton, Mo., to Paul S. Lore nz, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Lorenz, 3423 Salem Street, took place a t 7 o’clock last night in the Episcopal Church of the Advent. The Rev . George S. Southworth officiated. Mrs. Russell Sanders, organist, pla yed. Attendants were Miss Virginia Ann Lorenz and Frederick G. Lorenz , sister and brother of the bridegroom. The bride wore a printed shee r suit with white accessories and gardenias. After a short motor tri p the couple will be at home in Indianapolis.

    21. [S113] Oral History, Paul Lorenz - Marjorie McCown. "How they met and about the honeymoon".
      How Paul and Marjorie Met "My buddy Harry Slliman lived a cross the street from Marjorie's half-sister Lorraine and hus band Oliver Kensinger (6100 block of Rosland St., south of Broadripple ; Indianapolis). Sometime during Marjorie's senior year of hi gh school she traveled to Indiapolis to babysit the Kensingers two dau ghters while they went on a trip (?). After they returned Marjorie ret urned to Clinton, MO to finish school. After graduating high school Ma rjorie moved in with the Kensingers. Harry dated Marjorie for a time a nd then I began dating her. We dated for a couple years before we marr ied" - Per interview with Paul on 11/13/2006 The Honeymoo n "I was working at what was then called Bell Telephone a s a cable splicer, which required travel within Indiana. We were marri ed at Trinity Church in Indianapolis. The "honeymoon&quot ; was at a hotel in Kokomo, Indiana where I was living while travelin g to surrounding cities to splice cables for Bell. We spent a couple w eekends at Lake Schaffer sailing a rowboat the boyscouts had modifie d into a sailboat." - Per interview with Paul on 11/13/2006