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Sally Ann Bereman collection

 Collection — Folder: S0109
Identifier: S0109

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written by Hannah Bereman and N. Bereman of Madison County, Indiana to Sally Ann Bereman of New Market, Ohio. The letters discuss family members, the homestead, and hardships of daily life. There are some discrepancies in dates given in the letters for events and records found.


  • 1832-1924


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Sara (Sally) Ann Bereman was born on June 9, 1808 in New Jersey to Joel Bereman and wife unknown and sister to Hannah, Eli, Thomas, Polly, and J.N. Bereman. Her family moved out west and by 1832, she was living in New Market, Ohio. She married Thomas Barrett on March 19, 1840. She had four children, Nancy, Joel, Eli C., and Lewis Barrett. She died in 1884.


Information Found within Collection

"1870 United States Federal Census." Ancestry Library. (accessed January 23, 2013).

"Barrett-L Archives." Roots Web. (accessed January 23, 2013).

"U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership ." Ancestry Library. (accessed January 23, 2013).


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Nellie B. Rodgers on 1924/12/15.


No further additions are expected.

Item Listing

5/13 – 5/271832 Letter from Hannah Bereman to Sally Ann; 6/21/1835 Letter from J.N. Bereman to Sally Ann; 8/28/1835 Letter from J.N Bereman to Sally Ann; 4/8/1837 Letter from J.N. Bereman to Sally Ann; 11/18/1924 Indianapolis Star News Clipping.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Sarah Pfundstein during January 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Sally Ann Bereman collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.