Rapp, George, 1757-1847
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: SP038
Scope and Contents This collection includes 35mm slides in Indiana circa 1950s regarding people, such as Father Pierre Gibault, Little Turtle, Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison, George Rapp, Robert Owen, Oliver P. Morton, James Whitcomb Riley, and Levi Cotton, and places like Vincennes, Corydon, New Harmony, and Indianapolis, significant to early history of Indiana.
Dates: circa 1950s
Collection — Folder: S1141
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed manuscript, with handwritten edits, entitled "Echoes" by Oscar Schmidt in Spencer, Indiana regarding a story about narrator Dick Wheeler, who along with several friends, visits the estate home of Mrs. Ellen Gilbert in southern Indiana, presumably in New Harmony. The story provides a detailed narrative of the immigration of George Rapp and his followers from Germany to western Pennsylvania in 1803, and their move to Harmony, Indiana in 1814.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials related to Posey County, Indiana, comprising copies of handwritten minutes and constitution of the Society of New Harmony Community of Equality, New Harmony, Indiana (1825-1826); a typed, translated copy of a February 1, 1837 letter from Prince Maximilian von Wied to Charles Lesueur of New Harmony, Indiana regarding a visit to New Harmon y in 1832-1833 (original at Indiana Historical Society); a handwritten letter from W.H. Watkins in New Harmony to A.M....