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Fogleman family papers

Identifier: L251

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters from Ida Fogleman and her parents and others in Indiana, Illinois, California and elsewhere; telegrams; genealogy; an application for membership in Society of Indiana Pioneers; newspaper clippings; postcards; an expense book; a school memory book; a teacher's license; a memory book from a party; financial papers; photographs; and Ida's instructions to her estate executor ranging from 1859 to 1950 regarding family and school life, friendships, career and estate planning.

There is also David Fogleman and Margaret W. Moore's marriage certificate dated December 30, 1869 (OB084).


  • 1859-1950


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

David Fogleman was born July 17, 1828 in Guilford County, North Carolina. He and his parents moved to Hendricks County, Indiana in 1835. He was a farmer and a mill worker by trade. His first wife was Mary M. Conduitt, whom he married February 14, 1857. She died in October of 1867.

His second wife, Margaret (Maggie) Worthington Moore, was born May 22, 1833 in Mooresville, Indiana to Samuel and Eliza Moore. Samuel Moore founded Mooresville where David and Margaret lived. David and Margaret Fogleman were married December 30, 1869 and had one daughter, Mary Ida. David Fogleman was very active in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died December 5, 1906 and was buried in the Mooresville Cemetery. Margaret, who was also very active in the Methodist Episcopal Church after her conversion, died August 12, 1907.

(Mary) Ida Fogleman was born November 25, 1872 to David and Margaret Fogleman in Mooresville, Indiana. She attended school in Terre Haute, Greencastle and Bloomington, Indiana and taught school in Mooresville. Ida never married, but was a foster mother to Mary Ellen Simmons, who married Norman Richhart, Sr. When Mary Ellen died in 1929 leaving two baby boys without a mother, Ida raised the boys as her own and they called her mother. Norman was listed as her son-in-law in her obituary. She died October 21, 1953 and is buried in Mooresville.


Information found within the collection. "David Fogleman." 1870 United States Census. Accessed May 9, 2006. "David Fogleman." 1880 United States Census. Accessed May 9, 2006. "David Fogleman." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 24, 2016. "Margaret Worthington Fogleman." Find a Grave Index. Accessed June 24, 2016. "Mary Ida Fogleman." Find a Grave Index. Accessed June 24, 2016.

Richardson, Clara S. A Brief History of Mooresville, 1824-1974. Mooresville, IN: Dickinson Printing Company, 1974.


0.35 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Ida Fogleman estate in 1954.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L110: Samuel Moore collection

S0603: Samuel K. Harriman collection

OB084: David Fogleman and Margaret W. Moore marriage certificate

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/05 by Benjamin Clark and 2015/11/16 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/24 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised on 2021/10/15 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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