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Chesterton, Indiana

Chesterton, IN  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Chesterton is in Porter County. The county seat is Valparaiso.

Major ancestry groups reported by Chesterton residents include:

· German - 21%
· Irish - 16%
· English - 10%
· Polish - 8%
· Swedish - 5%
· Italian - 5%
· Dutch - 3%
· Mexican - 2%
· Slovak - 2%
· French (except Basque) - 2%
· Scotch-Irish - 2%
· Greek - 2%
· Hungarian - 2%
· Welsh - 2%
· Scottish - 1%
· Lithuanian - 1%
· Norwegian - 1%
· Croatian - 1%
· Czechoslovakian - 1%
· Asian Indian - 1%
· Russian - 1%
· British - 1%
· Serbian - 1%
· Puerto Rican - 1%
· French Canadian - 1%

Former names for Chesterton include:
· Calumet
· Coffee Creek

For more detail about place names in the Chesterton area, consult Indiana Place Names, Ronald L. Baker & Marvin Carmony; Encyclopedia of Chicago, ed. James R. Grossman et al
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