Henry F. Schricker Born on This Date in 1883

Henry Schricker

Starke County’s most well known citizen was born on this date in 1883. Henry F. Schricker was born in North Judson to parents Magdelena and Frederick Schricker.

During his lifetime, he was a two time Governor of the State of Indiana, Lt. Governor and a State Senator. He was also the Publisher and editor of the Starke County Democrat, a lawyer, bank cashier, fireman and organized Starke County’s first boy scout troop.

His Main Street home in Knox is now the Starke County Museum and the the library in Knox is named after him. A service award is given each year to a deserving individual who has given “service before self.”