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People of the Town of Culver's Past
Carl Adams

Carl Adams

Franklin Adkins

Franklin Adkins

Amond Family

Amond Children 01 Amond Children 02

Two photos of  the Amond children sledding at Devil's Backbone, still a popular sledding spot on the Culver Academy golf course, in February, 1971. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Kim Amond

Kim Amond at an unidentified Chamber of Commerce event in 1965 or 1966. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Kim Amond in Swimming Classes

A June, 1969 photo of Kim Amond in swimming classes at the public beach in Culver's town park. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Eddie and Doug Amond

Eddie and Doug Amond in 1964 at their 802 Lake Shore Drive home. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Doug Amond

Doug Amond in front of 802 Lake Shore Drive in Culver in 1970. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Back of House

Backside of the Amond house at 802 Lake Shore Drive in Culver, February 1976. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Captain Frank Amond and Family

Captain Frank Amond of the Maxinkuckee Tour Boat (standing) and family, from left: Doug, Kim, and Shirley Amond. From the Kim Amond collection.

 Awning Store

This November, 1962 photo shows an awning store owned then by the Amond family on the east side of South Main Street (site of the Collector's Antique store today). From the Kim Amond collection.

  Kim and Shirley Amond  

Young Kim and Shirley Amond in front of the Amond home at 802 Lake Shore Drive (facing southwest towards the train depot) after the 1968 Easter Egg hunt in the town park. From the Kim Amond collection.

The Maxinkuckee Boat

The Maxinkuckee Boat can be seen in  the background of this 1965 photo of the Amond family's Chris Craft. Visible are Kim Amond, Shirley Amond, and Capt. Frank Amond. From the Kim Amond collection.

Kim and Shirley Amond

Young Kim Amond and grandmother, Shirley, near the Maxinkuckee boat's usual summer dock in the town park in 1973. Visible is the bell that once rang to let passers-by know that the boat was preparing to launch (Kim is wearing Mrs. Amond's "Captain's" hat). From the Kim Amond collection.

 Shirley, Doug, and Amy Amond

(Left to Right) Shirley, Doug, and Amy Amond on the family's Chris Craft speedboat in 1966, with the Maxinkuckee tour boat in the background.

 The Maxinkuckee

The Maxinkuckee is docked for winter in this January 1968 photo taken at the usual winter docking spot for the boat, near the boat's normal dock in the town park. From the Kim Amond collection.

Night Cruise

A 1960s photo of a night-time cruise on the Maxinkuckee tour boat. Frank Amond is visible on the left. From the Kim Amond collection.

Borkholder Children

The Borkholder children joined the Amonds on this cruise in July, 1969. This photo shows some details of the interior of the Maxinkuckee boat. From the Kim Amond collection.

 The Amonds' Family Funster

The Amonds' Family Funster cabin cruiser on Lake Maxinkuckee, with Eddie Amond (son of Maxinkuckee Captain Frank) in the window, in this photo taken in the late 1940s. From the Kim Amond collection.

Captain's Hat 01 Captain's Hat 02 Captain's Hat 03

Several views of the captain's hat worn by Shirley Amond, wife of Maxinkuckee tour boat captain Frank Amond, for many years. Shirley is also remembered for being stationed at the top of the hill in Culver's town park and ringing the bell to alert passengers that the boat was about to embark on another journey. From the Kim Amond collection.

      See also: The Maxinkuckee Tour Boat

Floyd Annis

Floyd Annis

Charlie Asper Charlie Asper

Charlie Asper

Harold Baker, Cloverleaf Dairy

Harold Baker, Cloverleaf Dairy

Frances Behmer

Frances Behmer

Joe Boetsma

Joe Boetsma

Charles Buffington

Charles Buffington

 

Dave Burns and the Culver Volunteer Fire Department: Three pages by Dave Burns' widow, Judi, on the fire department, full of rare photos.

 

George Busart

George Busart

Nicholas Busart

Nicholas Busart

Clarence Calhoun Clarence Calhoun

Clarence Calhoun

Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter

Milton Cline

Milton Cline

J.H. Cook

J.H. Cook

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

Jesse Crab

Jesse Crab

Cleve Crabb

Cleve Crabb

Lemuel Crabb

Lemuel Crabb

John "Neighbor" Cromley, Civil War Vet

John "Neighbor" Cromley, Civil War Vet

Zenith Crossgrove

Zenith Crossgrove

Gordon Cultice

Gordon Cultice

Russell Currens Russell Currens

Russell Currens

Dale Davis

Dale Davis

Harold Davis

Harold Davis

John Drenk

John Drenk

Charles Dickerson, Jr.

Charles Dickerson, Jr.

Russel Easterday

Russel Easterday

William Easterday William Easterday

William Easterday

M.H. Ewald

M.H. Ewald

Clark Ferrier

Clark Ferrier

Arthur "Art" Fishburn

Arthur "Art" Fishburn

Russel Fisher

Russel Fisher

Earl Foreman

Earl Foreman

Mont Foss

Mont Foss

Herman Gardner

Herman Gardner

 

Oris M. Gentry - World War II Veteran and Poet/Painter

 

O.T. Goss

O.T. Goss

Donald Hand

Donald Hand

Betty Lee Harper

Betty Lee Harper

Rev. Harvey Harsh

Rev. Harvey Harsh

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

Edward Jones

Edward Jones

Marion E. Jones

Marion E. Jones

Paul Kaley

Paul Kaley

Edward "Red" Kowatch

Edward "Red" Kowatch

Robert Kyle

Robert Kyle

William Lichtenberger

William Lichtenberger

Henry Listenberger

Henry Listenberger

T.G. Louden

T.G. Louden

Dr. C.G. Mackey

Dr. C.G. Mackey

Martin Mahler

Martin Mahler

James Marshall

James Marshall

Robert May

Robert May

Daniel McDonald

Daniel McDonald - click here for his life and legacy

A.R. McKesson

A.R. McKesson

Harry Medbourn

Harry Medbourn

Harry Menser

Harry Menser

Claude Mikesell

Claude Mikesell

Kenneth Miller, Miller's Dairy

Kenneth Miller, Miller's Dairy

John Milner

John Milner

Earl Mishler

Earl Mishler

John Mitchell (Mitchell and Stabenow clothiers)

John Mitchell (Mitchell and Stabenow clothiers)

Dr. N.S. Norris

Dr. N.S. Norris

Ben Oberlin

Ben Oberlin

W.O. Osborn

W.O. Osborn

Mrs. Robert Ott

Mrs. Robert Ott

Clifford Overmyer

Clifford Overmyer

W.T. Parish

W.T. Parish

 

Col. Edward Payson, a resident of the town of Culver, was CMA Band Director, founder of the Moonlight Serenade, and a consummate photographer.

 

Ellen Pengilly

Ellen Pengilly

Peter Pederson

Peter Pederson

Edward Poland

Edward Poland

Roy Ragsdale

Roy Ragsdale

James Rich 

James Rich  

Captain James Rich, the well-known Lake Patrol officer shown in this 1955 photo from the Culver Citizen. The caption describes the Lake Maxinkuckee Association, a younger organization then, but one which still operates the Lake Patrol around Maxinkuckee's shores today.

 

James Riggens

James Riggens

Dr. Dan Robertson

Dr. Dan Robertson

M.R. Robinson

M.R. Robinson (See also: Culver Citizen newspaper history)

Joseph Schweidler

Joseph Schweidler

 

Eunice Schrimsher -- beloved crossing guard for more than three decades, a memorial to Eunice was placed in Culver in 2005.

 

Bishop William C.R. Sheridan Bishop William C.R. Shridan died in 2006 a beloved member of the Culver community, having been an Episcopal priest and bishop for much of his long life. He resided last at what had once been the Methodist Protestant church building in the village of Maxinkuckee, after its conversion to a private home. Pictured here is the front cover of one of Bishop Sheridan's early books, Journey to Priest Hood. His latest book, A Gathering of Homilies, is part of the library's collection.

 

Clyde Shively

Clyde Shively

Emil Siepman

Emil Siepman

Emeril "Jack" Scruggs

Emeril "Jack" Scruggs

David Smith

David Smith

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Byron Spangler

Byron Spangler

Henry Speyer

Henry Speyer

George Stabenow

George Stabenow

Otto Stabenow

Otto Stabenow

Fletcher Strang, postmaster

Fletcher Strang, postmaster

Byron Studebaker

Byron Studebaker

Dr. H.H. Tallman

Dr. H.H. Tallman

Erwin Thessin

Erwin Thessin

Clifford Waite

Clifford Waite

Dunn Weaver

Dunn Weaver

Vern Weiger

Vern Weiger

 

H.L. Werner, Jeweler - Click here for our page on H.L Werner

Mildren Calhoun White

Mildren Calhoun White

Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Wilfert

Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Wilfert

Harry Wise

Harry Wise

Rev. J.E. Young

Rev. J.E. Young

Lester Young

Lester Young

The Zechiel Family

The Zechiel Family

Artists of the Culver/Lake Maxinkuckee Area

Warner Williams: Culver's Revered Resident Artist by Jeff Kenney

Charles Duff, Artist.

Patrick Bannon: A Profile

Robert Nowalk: Academies' Art Instructor and Story Chairs Artist

Other

The African-American community of Culver's Past

Native American / Indians of the Culver Area