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Ladoga Christian Church collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2078

Scope and Contents

This collection includes several papers from the Ladoga Christian Church, including an August 30, 1882 document regarding church activity signed by Daniel Stover; a list of members from 1882; a December 4, 1886 letter from the Church of Christ at Indian Creek stating that Joseph Clark and his sister Alice Clark were members in good standing; a drawing depicting Ladoga with balloon captions regarding a mission to "build a wall between evangelical Christianity and Campbellism so high and so strong that it can never be removed" to begin on January 27, 1887; a document noting that Hortense Tapp and Anna Tapp joined the church by letter on Septemer 2, 1888; an 1892 financial report; and a list of names, presumably of church members, from circa 1910s.

This collection also has a record book (V108) that contains entries ranging from December 1856 to January 1872 by the trustees of the Ladoga Academy, including the bylaws, board meeting minutes, and a copy of the 1871 contract of sale of the school. The record book was also used to keep the records of the Ladoga Christian Church from 1847 to 1900; was used by an unknown author to write descriptions about several historical topics, including "clothing the feet", butchering, the smokehouse, soap making, and mills; and gardening notes about lettuce, tomatoes, beets and celery.


  • 1847-circa 1910s

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.

Historical Note

The town of Ladoga is in Clark Township, Montgomery County, Indiana and was laid out by John Myers in 1836. On September 10, 1847, the Ladoga Christian church was organized at a meeting at an old log schoolhouse with 19 charter members and evangelists John O’Kane and O.B. Wilson. On December 25, 1856, the Ladoga Academy was founded and placed under the control of the Christian church. Church members Daniel C. Stover, J.F. Harney, Taylor Webster, O.B. Wilson, and C.H.R. Anderson served as the school's first trustees. The school was sold to the town of Ladoga in 1871.


Information found within collection.

Anderson, William L. Early History of Ladoga; Also Containing a brief Account of Its Rise and of the Commuinity surrounding It. 1909? Reprint, N.p.: John M. Foxworthy, 1986.

Walters, Crystal Pauline Randel. History of Clark Township, Ladoga and Part of Scott Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana, 1828-1971. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Fort Wayne Public Library, 1971.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Anna Anderson on 1943/09/01.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

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

V108: Ladoga Academy and Ladoga Christian Church record book

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/12/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/12/03 by Laura Eliason.
Ladoga Christian Church 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.