Famous people from Silver Lake, IN


Famous people from Silver Lake, INSilver Lake, IN is a small laid back town in Indiana. The town of Silver Lake boasts of being home to several popular neighborhoods, a developing downtown area, and great infrastructure. The town also has access to a well-established school system within Kosciusko County. Since its inception in the late 1850s, the town has been home to a slowly growing population which currently stands s at around 1000 residents. Below is a list of famous people from Silver Lake, IN that are affiliated to Silver Lake and the larger Kosciusko County area:

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser

Dreiser went down in history as one of the most creative and accomplished novelists of and 20th century. He was born in the historic city of Terre Haute and raised in Kosciusko County where he attended Warsaw High school. Dreiser is mostly remembered for two novels; An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie, which are considered some of the best works of his life despite the fact that the latter did not garner a great reputation when it was first published. He also worked briefly as a journalist for several notable newspapers including St. Louis Globe-Democrat and Chicago Globe. Dreiser was a one-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in the mid-1940s in California aged 74 years.

Ulrich Alexander Fox

Fox is a businessman, actor, and former basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers, and Boston Celtics. Originally from Toronto, Fox lived and played high school basketball in Kosciusko County before debuting as a pro. Fox has featured in over two dozen films and television productions. He also contested in ”Dancing With The Stars” in 2010. He currently lives in New York.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

Bierce is another writer who resided in Kosciusko County and attended a local high school in the County. He is popularly known for being the genius behind “The Devil’s Dictionary,” “Tales of Soldiers and Civilians,” and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” among other superior literary works written in the 1800s. Bierce’s death remains a mystery till today after he disappeared mysteriously while in the Chihuahua area of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.

Jill Lynette Long Thompson

Born in Kosciusko County, Thompson is an ethics professor who also served a single term as Indiana’s congresswoman. Before becoming an ethics educator, she was the head of Farm Credit Administration, a position she assigned to by former President Barack Obama.