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Sister Mary Kenneth Scheessele collection

 Collection — Folder: S1138
Identifier: S1138

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four photocopied items from Sister Mary Kenneth Scheessele in Ferdinand, Indiana, in 1978, regarding influential indviduals of the church community.These items include a tribute to Kathleen Jacobsen, of the First Missionary Church, Berne, Indiana; an obituary card for Father Linus Swartz of St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana; a newsletter dated March 28, 1978, by the donor of the collection, Sister Mary Kenneth Schessle, detailing her battle with brain cancer; and a letter from Sister Mary Kenneth Scheessele, summarizing her rationale for donating the items.


  • 1978

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

Sister Mary Kenneth Scheessele was born on December 5, 1922, to John George and Ida (Griesbaum) Scheessele. She entered the St. Benedict Convent Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana, in 1940, and made her monastic vows in 1942.

Kathleen (Inniger) Jacobsen, born on November 17, 1924 in Adams County, Indiana. She was a missionary of the First Missionary Church in Berne, Indiana. Jacobsen died of a brain tumor on January 28, 1978.

Father Linus Swartz was a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana. He was born on June 3, 1911 to Charles and Kathryn (Strobel) Swartz, in New Albany, Indiana. Swartz died on April 4, 1978.


Items in the collection.

Dubois County Free Press. Accessed October 21, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Sister Mary Kenneth Scheessele in 1978.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/10/22 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/22 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Sister Mary Kenneth Scheessele collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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