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D. W. Welty collection

 Collection — Folder: S1384
Identifier: S1383

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of hand-written letters and lists of members of the Welde, Welty, and Bowstead families ranging from 1889 to 1890, concerning detailed genealogical information with family names, dates, and places. There is also an invitation to the wedding of Olive M. Wilhite to Hugh S. Hadley on October 26, 1890 in Lake Valley, Indiana.


  • 1889-1890


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

The immigrant ancestor of Welty family was Johann Jakob Welde, who came from Germany with his wife and three children. They had two daughters and three sons in all. One of those sons was John Welty, who settled on a farm two miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. John married Catherine Weaver and raised thirteen children. Their oldest son was Jacob, who married Sophia Walter and had twelve children. The second son of Jacob and Sophia was Daniel, husband of Catherine and father of twelve. Daniel and Catherine Welty went to Wisconsin in 1850. Adam and Philena Welty lived in Martinsville and Bloomfield, Indiana, when they had children.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Robert L. Welty on 1969/08/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/08/14 by Brittany Kropf.


D. W. Welty 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.