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Jonas B. Berkey collection

 Collection — Folder: S0110
Identifier: S0110

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 21 photocopies of materials from Salem, Indianan. Included are papers dealing with Morgan's Raid, stock shares in various Salem businesses and schools, and receipts. Also included is a 9-page copy of coffin accounts, 1873-1880, of Washington County, Indiana, listing coffin sales to individuals.


  • 1852-1880


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

Jonas B. Berkey was born in Berlin, Pennsylvania, on January 20, 1808, son of Christian and Fannie Berkey. The family migrated to Pigeon Roost, Clark County, Indiana, in 1809. Less than a year later, the family moved to Washington County, Indiana, followed by their final move to Jackson County, Indiana. On April 19, 1828, Berkey married Evaline Henderlider. Their children included Susan, Frederick Norton, Jonas Wright, Isabelle, Elizabeth, and Delilah. In 1845, Berkey opened his Berkey merchandise store, known as Berkey Brothers after his sons took over the business, in Salem, Indiana. He died on October 21, 1886.


Stevens, Warder W. Centennial History of Washington County, Indiana. (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, 1916), 706. Accessed June 16, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Washington County Historical Society on 1967/03/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/05/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/16 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.