Jumping ahead just a bit on our timeline today, but I came across this short article from August 1968 mentioning the mapping of Indy area lakes by Buck Perry and his assistants. The lake that caught my eye was "Griese." Since these were Indy area lakes, I'm guessing that they really meant Geist, which would have fit the location and was one of our earliest reservoirs constructed in the state.
I went ahead and did a little researching anyway, and it turns out that there is (or was) a Griese Lake in Indiana down around the Evansville area. This stocking report from 1906 mentions the lake.
I'm not certain if this lake even exists any more. Also of interest is that the famous Miami Dolphins quarterback, Bob Griese, was an Evansville native. Makes me wonder if perhaps the family owned land and a lake down their at some point in their ancestry. That said, I'm still leaning toward Geist as the correct lake in the mapping efforts. Of course, the "big baby at Bloomington" was Monroe. I also know and have seen maps that Buck and Terry completed from both Cataract Lake and Lake Lemon. Kind of cool to realize that Buck and the guys mapped out all these lakes and had most all the good spots nailed down long before they became popular bass fishing lakes.
One last point from that 1906 survey - what the heck was a "strawberry" bass? Again, a little research turned up the likely answer. Strawberry bass were also called calico bass, both of which were commonly used alternative names for black crappie back then, which they differentiated from just "crappie" (white crappie).
For those that have an interest in the history of Buck Perry and Spoonplugging, Bill Binkelman and Fishing News, along with the initial writings of guys like Al & Ron Lindner (In-Fisherman), Spence Petros, Carl Malz, Rich Zaleski and others, you can check out the Structure Café website, home to the Central Indiana Spoonpluggers Club (and members).