This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I donâ€™t know if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from it.
Typed by Lora Radiches:
Surnames in this biography are: GROMAN, Beckman, Admiral, Ellis, Day, Costello,
HERMAN C. GROMAN, M. D. Groman is a pioneer name in Lake County, and its most familiar associations are with the profession of medicine. Dr. Herman C. Groman has achieved high rank as a physician and surgeon at Hammond. He represents the third consecutive generation of physicians. While his father was born in Lake County, this section of Northern Indiana has not known him professionally, the scene of all his professional career having been in Iowa. The first Doctor Groman in Lake County was Dr. Charles Groman, grandfather of Doctor Herman. Charles Groman was born and reared and educated in Germany and came to America in the early â€˜50s. He established his home in Lake County, Indiana, and did the work of a well-trained doctor, practicing over a large country community. He and his wife are buried in the Cedar Lake Cemetery. Dr. Herman C. Groman was born at Odebolt, Iowa, August 18, 1882, son of Dr. August and Sena (Beckman) Groman. Dr. August Groman was born and reared in Hanover Township, Lake County, Indiana, attended public schools there and a private school at Crown Point, and in 1879 was graduated from the Chicago Medical College. Soon after completing his medical preparation he moved to Iowa and for over half a century was in active practice and is living retired at Odebolt. Dr. August Groman has long been interested in Masonic work. He was on the draft board at Odebolt during the World war. He was a participant in one of the great marine disasters of recent years, the wreck of the steam-ship Vestris off Cape May, Virginia. He was one of the few passengers rescued, after having spent twenty hours in an open boat. He was the oldest survivor of the disaster. His wife, Sena Beckman, was born and reared in Lake County, attended school there and taught for a time before her marriage. She is an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Her father, H. C. Beckman, was a prominent pioneer of Lake County. Her brother, John M. Beckman, former state representative, is a well-known retired Hammond banker and real estate operator. Dr. August Groman and wife had six children: Herman C.; Mrs. Alice Admiral, of Hammond; Dorothy, wife of Capt. Luther Ellis; and Eleanor, Mrs. Joseph Day, of Chicago. There were two children who are deceased. Capt. Luther Ellis is a veteran of the World war and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. He is now in charge of the State of Michigan U. S. Veterans Bureau. Captain Ellis is a native of Indiana, where in his collegiate days at Wabash College he was prominent in athletics as holder of the state high jump. Herman C. Groman attended public schools in Iowa and had the benefit of a very thorough and systematic preparation for his profession. In 1904 he was graduated from Yale University, took a diploma at the University of Chicago in 1905, and in 1907 was graduated M. D. from Rush Medical College of Chicago. After an internship in Chicago he moved to Hammond and has been. Continuously engaged in professional work there for almost a quarter of a century. His offices are at 137 Rimbach Street. Doctor Groman during 1924 was abroad engaged in graduate work at the University of Vienna, and is a member of a medical association of Vienna. He also belongs to the Lake County, Indiana State and American Medical Associations. He served as secretary of the Lake County Association. During the World war he was assigned semi-official professional work in connection with munition plants and war industries. Doctor Groman is affiliated with Garfield Lodge, A. F. and A. M., the B. P. 0. Elks, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Chamber of Commerce, Woodmar Country Club, Theta fraternity Club, and belongs to the Chicago Athletic Club. While attending college and university he was prominent in athletics and in 1904 was a member of the American Olympic track team. For a busy professional man he still has a remarkably up-to-date current knowledge of athletics and sports. Golf and travel are now his main recreations. For the past four years he has been president of the Hammond Plan Commission and is one of the representative citizens who work through the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club. He is a Republican and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Doctor Groman married at Chicago, June 24, 1908, Miss Eunice Costello, who was educated in public schools in Chicago and is a graduate of Lewis Institute of that city. She is a member of the Hammond Womanâ€™s Club. Doctor and Mrs. Groman had four children, one of whom died in infancy. The others are Katherine K., Dorothy H. and Ruth. Katherine graduated from the Hammond High School in 1925 and from the University of Chicago with the class of 1931. Dorothy graduated from high school in 1929, standing among the highest in her class, and is now attending the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. Ruth is still in public school at Hammond.